Well, since I had already taken some time off work (today and Tuesday) - I decided to have a little necessary work done on myself too! The past year, I've had to have a tube put in my ear to allow drainage for fluids normally absorbed by the body - but w/me - the avm isn't allowing that to happen! So, if I don't have that tube in my ear, I just hear my pulse in my left ear and can't hear much else! That gets old real quick - so I knew it was time for a tune up! The ENT I had been seeing moved to FL, so this would be my first time to get a tube put in W/Dr. Zane! So this morning I got Saba dressed up and we headed to the doctors office. There was a 2 year old in the waiting area that kept running away from her mom and making a bee line for Saba! The mom kept telling her, "that's not your baby"! For those of you tuning in late ... Saba is my "therapy bear"! A co-worker had taken her nephews to the Build a Bear place in San Antonio, and got herself a friend too. Once I saw hers, I had to have one! Named after one of the techs @ Swedish Medical Center that is from Eastern Ethiopia, Saba accompanies me all over town! I like taking her w/me to the grocery store, Barnes & Noble or just running errands! Of course she's always a big hit! Saba's favorite place to go? Grandma Mary's for game night! Our family enjoys getting together to play Mexican Train, Farkle or just eat and visit w/each other and Saba is a big part of our family now! Hey, I figure ... you know what? People are going to stare @ me anyway w/the avm - so what if I'm almost 50 and carry a bear? She makes me feel better! Back to the ear now!
Had to have a hearing test done first, then in a few minutes, Dr. Zane had that t-tube put in my ear! I had been in his office a couple weeks ago, and had mentioned Shalons web site to him. Dr. Zane told me he checked out Shalons site and really enjoyed it! I tell everyone that they can get to my blog from that site as well!
Met Mark for lunch and then came home do a load of wash or two! So glad it's the weekend! On the way home from work, Mark picked up some wound care supplies that came in - the Aquacel ag is what is helping the wound on my left cheek heal really well!
Hello to everyone!
Friday, August 29, 2008
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