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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

It's Not Monday - But I'm Gonna Tell You What I'm Reading Anyway! (Oct 18, 2011)

Well, a trip to my doctor, who then sent me to the ER kept me from doing my post yesterday!  Spent a day in the ER, waiting for an MRI, because she was afraid that I had a stroke.  Last week, after my weekend of the 2 day headache,  I started having an eye twitch in one eye, and then my second eye started feeling like I had something in it. All week long when I ate, it also felt like I had burnt my whole mouth, or that there was some kind of film in my mouth. So Saturday I called and made an appt for yesterday.  Sunday morning when I woke up, the whole left side of my face was numb.  It felt as if I had gone to the dentist and was filled with novacaine.  It wasn't until I went to the doc, that she pointed out that I had lost some facial muscle on my right side (so, I really didn't have anything in that eye - it just wasn't shutting all the way so was drying out.)  Off to the ER. 

Five hours, one blood draw, one I.V. and one MRI later - turns out I didn't have a stroke, I just had an atypical presentation of Bell's Palsy.  Now that I have had a couple of doses of drugs, the numbness has gone down immensely on my left, but my right eye is still painfully dry.  I have to wear an eye patch at night so I won't scratch it and have eye drops to use during the day. If you don't know what Bell's Palsy is, it is just a virus that you can get after you have had been sick with an infection.  It clears up, but can take anywhere from days to months with no way to predict.  So, I can live with that!  So let's get reading!

What are you reading on Mondays is hosted by Sheila at One Person's Journey - You can hook up with the Mr. Linky there with your own post - but be sure and let me know what you are reading too!

Currently Reading:
Knit with Love: Stories to Warm a Knitter's Heart by Lisa Bogart 
The Kingdom of Childhood  by Rebecca Coleman
Love At Absolute Zero  by Christopher Meeks

Next Up:
The Comforts of Home by Jodi Thomas
A Dog's Way Home by Bobbie Pyron

Audio Book:
A Discovery of Witches: A Novel  by Deborah Harkness

Disrupted Lives by Brenda Youngerman

Next e-books up:
If I Tell by Janet Gurtler
An Accidental Mother  by Katherine Anne Kindred

Bathroom Book:
Good Graces  by Lesley Kagen

Reviewed Since Last Post:
Ding Dong the Diva's Dead by Cat Melodia
Love at Absolute Zero by Christopher Meeks
The "What's For Dinner?" Solution by Kathi Lipp

Waiting for Reviews:
 The Place of Belonging by Jayne Pearson Faulkner
The Blackberry Bush by David Housholder
The Girl in the Green Raincoat by Laura Lippman
Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Airmail by Naomi Bulger
Pie Town by Lynne Hinton
Chasing the Red Car by Ellen Ruderman
Whistling In the Dark  by Lesley Kegan
Darkness, My Old Friend: A Novel by Lisa Unger
Atonement by Ian McEwan
How Can You NOT Laugh at a Time Like This?: Reclaim Your Health with Humor, Creativity, and Grit by Carla Ulbrich

E-books waiting for review:
Sudden Moves by Kelli Sue Landon
This World We Live In (The Last Survivors, Book 3) by Susan Beth Pfeffer

Children's Books waiting for review:
Pearl's Wisdom by Auntie LuLu
Bug Meets His Friend (Bug's Adventure Series) by K.M. Groshek
Multiply on the Fly by Suzanne Slade
Ten for Me by Barbara Mariconda
Animalogy by Marianne Berkes
Prairie Storms by Darcy Pattison



Connie said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your medical scare! I have a couple of friends who went through the same thing and it turned out to be Bell's Palsy. All will be well soon, I promise you. Bless your heart. Take care of yourself!

Connie Fischer

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

How frightening! I am glad you found out what was causing your symptoms and will be on the mend soon. I hope you are feeling better soon, Kristi!

Anonymous said...

Kristi, I'm so glad that you learned you will get better soon. How scary that must have been!!

bermudaonion said...

I'm surprised you're getting any reading done with all of that going on. I hope you're back to normal soon.

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear it wasn't a stroke! I did not realize that is what Bells Palsy was. I've been wanting to read the Accidental Mother, just haven't found the time!

mike draper said...

I'm so sorry about your health issue. Thank the Lord it wasn't a stroke.
You'll be in my prayers.

misskallie2000 said...

Hi Kristi, So glad that you now know what your problem is and wish you a very speedy recovery. I did not know you could get Bells Palsy after being ill so thanks for the info.

I am reading Close Your Eyes by Amanda Eyre Ward and Forever After by Deborah Raney and enjoying both books.

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com


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