Okay, so I was warned about this. Gavin MacCleery (P.A. Neurosurgery) told me I would recover quickly for a time and then...nothing. I would come to a plateau of sorts where things would slow down. Yesterday was that day. It does seem now like the tumor had nothing to do with my headaches, because I did have a migraine for a good part of the day (damn new moon, or is it the equinox?). I felt so completely crummy, muscle aches from physical therapy, my head, so exhausted, stressed I could not do school work in preparation for a test today. I got out of bed for a few spoonfuls of oatmeal, up again for Facebook and to eat some crackers (sorry I missed your call Caroline!), and one more time for an Excel project (complete failure, those formulas!) and a rice and cheese burrito. I slept nearly all day, and then I slept all night (except for the daily 6am Keppra dose). I didn't even hear the girls chatter when they got up at 7:30am. I can't say I'm "rejuvenated", but I'm up, no headache, no heartburn yet from the coffee (side effect from a med), the wrens are singin' away (so loud for such a little bird), Ethan's about to make eggs, folks come for a visit tomorrow, so, things are good right now. Except for this darn Excel test I should have postponed a bit longer!
Still thinking about one of my most favorite people from middle & high school, Ernie Deomampo Jr., who died 2 days ago from leukemia (he had battled problems with brain tumors for years). I am going to write a little more about him and give a link to his blog. I didn't even know he was sick until the day before he died. I would not have known at all except he popped up on the Facebook sidebar that said "reconnect with" and for once, I did it. It was too late to actually reconnect, though I left a few comments I hope his family can read. I don't know, I started to read his blog from the beginning and I just wish I had known he had one! I would have been reading it for years (though I know he was very private about some things in his life). I imagine his blog was really just for close friends.