The speech therapist suggested I have a full barium swallow to see what things look like all the way down. So I imagine that will be next on the list. (I had one years ago, but things have changed since then)
And Dr. H was planning on sending the results to Dr. M to look over regardless of what it looked like. And now since it looks like it does in fact have neurological involvement, that's a good thing. Saves time. We were talking about a possible neuromuscular test of some kind depending on what the results showed. I'm guessing I'll be having that as well sometime.
But that's that for now.
I got a tattoo on Friday as well. I had been wanting to get another one for so long and I decided that I finally had it in my budget. I'm so glad I did it. The time spent doing it was great and the work is beautiful. I absolutely love it. It's already in the peeling phase of healing, so I've been lotioning it up today, but the bruising looks a little better (not quite as dead as last night :P ) and in a couple weeks I should be able to go in for a touch up, heal again and then have a nice new finished tattoo just in time for warmer weather. And such a pretty tattoo for warm weather too. Really makes me feel like I belong somewhere tropical every time I see it.
I've decided recently I'm going to move to Florida when I finish my degree, so I'll fit right in with my tropical tattoo ;P
The cold weather has always gotten me down, but more and more lately. And when me and Lisa were in Florida a couple weeks ago, it was like a sign. The fact that it was so warm there in the middle of winter, my body just loved that. That's exactly what I need. When I'm warmer, I feel better. So I'm going to finish nursing school just as fast as I can, then I'm going to pick up and head to Florida. Where there's sun and water all the time. Two things I need much more of.
And the crazy thing is that mom is on board with this, so I know it's gotta be right.
So now I'm in the process of picking schools and filling out forms and trying to get in as fast as I can and get finished and just be done. I've decided I will work my ass off and do whatever it takes just as long as I can get done as soon as possible and get out on my own again. I think moving back in with dad is holding me back in some respects. And that's not his fault, it just kinda happened. I don't feel like this is my place. I need my place back.
And even though Florida is so far from home, I really think that I could find my place there. I think I would be so happy and comfortable there.
Well, I'm just about getting tired and I have work tomorrow, so I guess I might as well start getting around for bed soon. Good night all.