Wednesday, October 21, 2009


So, finally, I went to the endocrinologist's office and my 1PM appointment actually hapened at about 2:30PM. What did I learn? I found out that if you have significant head trauma, a 20 year clock starts in your pituitary gland, then it start shutting down. I also learned that I have to give up about 8 or 9 more vials of blood and wait until November 3rd before I find out anything new. Sorry for the tease, but it's all I've got. More health news in two weeks!


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

uh, stuff

Saturday, Shannon and I were greeted by a locked door at the endcrinologist's office. The new date is October 19th (or original rescheduled date?).

Tonight we're going to see the Lewis Black preview. Maybe we'll see you there!



Tuesday, October 6, 2009

You don't know what you're talking about

On September 16th, some ass from the city of Belleville decided that Michigan Avenue needed to pretty up its houses. We (and many people on our street) got notes threatening fines and legal action if we didn't clean up weeds and paint our porch. We had ten days to comply. We did bunches of yard work and did some scraping on the porch but weren't completely done. During this time, Shannon met a little super-friendly kitten. Talking to our next-door neighbor, she found out that the kitten was the neighbor's granddaughter's (?). The kitten came out most days to "help" with our clean-up and would just climb into Shannon's lap. On Saturday, October 3rd we got a new deadline of October 10th and the little guy, who Shannon now decided would be called Marzipan met our oldest cat, Tia, who for the first time in about 5 years had recently started venturing out of our bedroom. Tia came OUTSIDE and sniffed Marzipan and seemed to approve of the little hissy girl. Tia approves of none of our cats, by the way. Monday, I was feeling pretty crappy and Shannon did a bunch of work and got kitty kisses on the face. Tonight, I did more scraping and Shannon did more brush-work. We went to Lowe's to pick up some nice bushes and stuff for the yard and when we got home, there, in the middle of B Street was Marzipan's lifeless body. We ate our Little Caesar's and cried a little.

If Belleville hadn't made us do yard work, we would have never met this sweet little kitty. I don't envy the mom's job telling the little girl.

Just so you know, cats show plenty of love and affection. If you don't think so, you don't know what you're talking about.

No XOXO this week. I'm too sad-

Saturday, October 3, 2009

No more eye-poking for a year (hopefully)

So, I missed my initial return to the ophthalmologist that was originally scheduled for Friday, September 25th. I called them to confirm the time on the morning of the 26th and was told that "it was 8:45 YESTERDAY". Oops. Coulda sworn it was supposed to be the 28th. Rescheduled for October 2nd at 10:30 and had my pupils dilated and more scleral indentation done (eeeeh, I hate it). No retinal tears, just gobs of floaters still. I've gotten used to them somewhat because the headaches are fewer and farther-between. (And could actually be caused by the pituitary problems anyway.) Unless it gets worse or refuses to get better, I don't go back 'til next year. But no invasive eye surgery is in my immediate future. Thank God.

Next Saturday afternoon, I go talk to the endocrinologist and hopefully start my road to normal hormone levels. We'll find out and I'll let you guys know here.