After the last couple of weeks I am so ready for a little slowing down. I loved my hike and have survived San Francisco, but I am so ready to get back into the around-the-house routine and just get stuff done. I missed my sewing machine and I certainly didn't get much housework done--thank goodness for Grandma while I was gone :)
Samantha and I met with the doctors at the UCSF Headache Center on Tuesday and Wednesday. They basically confirmed her diagnosis of New Daily Persistent Headache (NDPH) with one caveat--there are two "types" of that diagnosis and she has the migranous variety. Basically her constant headahes mimic migraines in a couple of ways, but aren't really migraines. But we already knew all that ... On Wednesday, she received a shot of lidocane and steroid into her left occipital nerve. That can take 7 to 10 days to feel any positive effect and works for 2 out of 3 patients. In the meantime, we're fervently praying for her to start feeling some of that relief.
We did get a little bit of sightseeing in between doctors visits, public transportation and the 9-hour drive each way, so here is a sampling of some of the relaxing we did:
Finally, I signed up to do another quilt along a few weeks ago and it started while I was in SF. I woke up early today to work on week one and here it is. I'm grateful it came together so quickly since I have so much else to do :) If you're interested, check it out by clicking on the link on my sidebar or at http://happyquiltingmelissa.blogspot.com/2012/07/tetris-quilt-long-week-1.html.