Mar 5, 2011

A better day

I woke up this afternoon (after 12 hours of sleep) feeling refreshed and kind of...happy?

The sight of 100+ student papers sitting on my desk, waiting to be graded was daunting, but kind of enjoyable too. It is interesting to look at the world through the eyes of a second-year undergraduate student.

My dearest husband is nearing the completion of his doctorate and burning the midnight oil to finish some last minute details in time for his defence next week. I am so excited for him, this degree has been ten years in the making and he has done it all while working full time in private practice and dealing with his own diagnosis of adult ADHD. He is an inspiration.

My ten-year old Princess Cat is also feeling much better. She is off of the morphine she was prescribed for pain and appears to be comfortable. This is evidenced by her sleeping on my head once again (after several worrisome days of her hiding in the basement). Her illness cost us about $900.00, but she is worth ever penny.

After spending a night in the ER with my mom, I realized was that my cat was able to get much more timely care than my mother!

Of course, my mother's care did not require any out of pocket payments....

here's to tomorrow!


  1. I wish I could look at a pile of student papers and see enjoyment, but the difference is, mine are high school papers. It is NOT fun looking at the world through the eyes of a teen - scary! ;-) Glad you are feeling better!


  2. So glad that you are feeling a little bit better right now. I'll be thinking of you.

  3. Ahh! Your cat got faster care than your mom? :( Hope they're both doing better!

  4. I hope that you woke up again today feeling the same way! Those occasional days of extra energy are to be enjoyed and cherished. (Although I'm truly hoping that it was just the first of many for you!!)

    Good luck to your DH on his thesis defense this week!

  5. I just stumbled upon your blog, through another blog and wanted to say HI!
    I read through a couple of your posts and WOW can I ever relate to some of the things that you have been going through medically. I have had every test on the planet (almost every test!) and an array of symptoms (that sound a lot like yours... plus a few others) and they don't know what is wrong with me. I do have a few lesions in my brain but not enough to come to a conclusive decision as to what's going on.

    Anyway - I guess I just wanted to say that I can totally sympathize with struggling with something that can't be helped and starting to feel a bit like a crazy person (even though you KNOW something isn't right!)

    Looking forward to reading more of your blog!

  6. Just found your blog - will be interested to follow your adventures further. Best to you and speedy recovery to your mom!

  7. To all my dear (and new!) Blogosphere friends...thank you all for your support. It really means a lot when I see your comments. I'm touched that anyone actually reads the stuff I write about!

    @MrsNice - I can't imagine what the world looks like from a high school perspective today. You must be made of some strong stuff to manage your classes!

    @ E. Green - Every time I have a good day, I try not to get too discouraged if the next one isn't as good. Its very hard though...yesterday my naps alone added up to over 8 hours. But in between those naps...I was ON.

    @Red Stethoscope - I would say that my cat got more...timely care...than my mother. The vet saw her right away, took blood and did X-rays all at once. My mother spent about six hours in the ER waiting to be seen (non urgent), but she was lucky as the wait was up to 10 hours for some people. Still, she received good care, and like I said, we don't have to worry about catastrophic health expenses. Decent trade off, I think.

    @Aviva - I hope my DH's thesis goes well too! He has been working on it night and day for months. I'm hoping we can celebrate with some nice gluten-free brownies (LOL) Friday evening.

    @alongkindoflove - Thanks for your kind words of support...and for reading my blog! I am encouraged every day to know that I'm not alone in this mystery-diagnosis thing. I'm really sorry to hear about your scan results. Knowing you have lesions, but not knowing why must be frightening. I'll be reading your blog and hoping for the best for your diagnosis.

    @Headstrong - Thanks for reading here and thanks for commenting. I've looked at your site and it occurs to me that I still (in the back of my head), suspect that I could have lupus. I know I don't have positive titres for the specific antibodies, but no one has ever explained my high ANA. When I looked over at your blog and your talk about migraines and joint pain, it was all too familiar. I look forward to reading more of your Lupie Logs :)

  8. Good luck to your DH!

    Glad mom and cat are doing well.

    Glad you are having a good day.