Lots of changes going on here, the kind that take your head and whip it a full 360 degrees all the way around!! As we work on assimilating everything, I'm distracting myself with photos and thought I'd put them here.
This summer in Texas, Holt discovered his love of astronomy (Aspies have a "special interest" and this may be his). On Tuesday, I surprised him with a trip to our local planetarium and had him in the car before announcing the point of the "mandatory trip" I asked him to go on. He thought it was more therapy........lol. He LOVED it. Had a blast. We saw the "Trip to Andromeda" or something like that, plus a little ditty on the nighttime sky over Memphis.
Not only did he let me sit RIGHT NEXT TO HIM!! But he also let me take a picture! lol
|Sorry for the quality - in a dark planetarium and my iPhone4. We are in the reclining seats.|
|Gene and Trudy|
The big project that has had hubs SO busy all year, since February (remember the 11 weeks traveling?), well...it is coming to an end. Crossing our fingers, praying hard.....it may soon be over. Launching.........tomorrow!!!
Will I get my husband back? Ever again? I can only hope. :)
And finally, an update in the pain department (permanent nerve damage/implanted spinal cord stimulator): Not sure how much I've written on here (if any at all), but I've been in a major med transition for the last 2 months. I am happy to report that the new regimen has been just short of amazing.......not only am I doing better in general, but overall, EVERYTHING is better on this new regimen. Andy says "The old Cheri" is back - I have more memory, more energy, more optimistic, my pain is SO well-controlled, I could go on and on. So even though being thrown into medication reaction hell-zone a few months back, taking a month to figure out what was the problem (after a full 4 weeks of immense "I can't live like this another minute" suffering) .....we realized it was a reaction to a 2 year medication. After an abrupt change and then months of titration, we are back at a great place, even greater than ever before. And I'll tell ya - if stress increases pain, then my pain should be in OUTER SPACE, but it isn't. I am so thankful for wonderful doctors who care, who listen and who go the extra mile to relieve suffering and bring back a life worth living.
Have a glorious day!