When there is a rock in our path, we can stumble over it or use it as a stepping stone.

Friday, November 11, 2011

status

Just a quick status update:

  1. Orthopedic surgeon diagnosed wrist issues as post fracture complications and is sending me for physical therapy.   Will recheck wrist late December.   Still have only 50% movement range and is still swollen.   Such is life with osteogenesis imperfecta.
  2. Math seems to be down to about a third grade level.  Need to use calculator for almost anything involving two digits (or more).    Noticing it is taking me longer sometimes to react to what is happening around me such as a phone ringing.   Thankfully my verbal skills are still strong.   Still reading books many hours a day to try to keep them for as long as I can.   Thank God for cognitive reserve.
  3. Woke up from an intense dream in which I was working as an underwater researcher.  The research project involved trying to set fire to a Gore-Tex jacket and seeing how long it would take to burn through.   Made me wonder if as the dementia advances my waking mind would become like the dream one where it made perfect sense in the dream to be doing a research project on something my waking mind says is illogical - using fire underwater.

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