Holding Nothing

I am sitting at Panera bread right now, where I’ve had several delusions of normalcy. Yesterday, my physical therapist took me off the cane, so when I am just standing or sitting I tend to forget my deficits without the cane to remind me.

Anyway, my left leg twitches, and my left arm hangs as if I’m holding something (but I don’t hold stuff in my left hand unless I want to drop it). I’ve asked several people if they would just cut off my left side, I’ve even offered cash! Alas, no takers, my left leg lives to twitch another day and my left arm continues to hold nothing.

Quinn and I went to a pumpkin patch outside Chandler, Ok Saturday. We both had a good time. Q got to ride a pony and pet lots of animals. There was a corn maze that could’ve been very traumatic for some kids had I not had the cane. My left arm up carrying nothing, my short, punctuated steps, I looked like a zombie! I refrained from eating brains though (Ryan’s looked tasty).

Hands hurt,see ya!

Life After Surgery

Sorry I haven’t posted in a while; my left side kinda crapped out after surgery, so typing has been a bit of a pain. I’ll get right to it –

The procedure went well, the surgeons are confident they got the whole malformation out, though we won’t find out for sure until December. Several of the deficits I had before surgery have returned with renewed vigor21- Quinn says hi, she rolled a train over the keyboard.

Aside from the left weakness and neglect (I tend to run into stuff on my left, so make sure you pass me on the right or I’ll run into you), my eyesight has gone from double to blurry (with or without glasses), My balance and coordination took a hit, but it’s about back to where it was, and my voice sounds more strained and tired sounding.

Plenty more to say, but typing is getting frustrating. Talk to you later!

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