March Link Luv 2016
|March 3, 2016||Posted by Melinda under Uncategorized|
Dismal but not non-existent!
Aarene writes about keeping her dragon occupied while on stall rest. Been there, done that my friend. It’s why Farley knows how to drive – why just walk when we could walk and learn something.
I found myself nodding along with Irish Horse. YES leap day is special. Maybe I’m a nerd but it really does feel like we gained an entire day. This year leap day Becky Bean gave birth to her twins, I did an FHO surgery on a dog for the first time ever, our house almost closed (it was suppose to…), and our tax refund check cleared. I could just feel the positive energy. March 2016 is looking a whole hella lot better then February 1-28 2016!
You DO have time to do what you want to do. He’s right, “I don’t have time” is decade’s version of “I’m too stressed”. I just assume that when I hear this whatever is on the docket isn’t actually a high priority for that person compared to other things in their life and that’s their way of communicating it. This is totally true for me. It’s not that I don’t have time to put in the training hours for whatever new level of craziness I want to do, but sometimes I have higher priorities that are on the front burner. I try and check in on those not-now-maybe-later goals often so I don’t look back in 5 years and have regrets – it was a conscious decision one way or the other.
I don’t know what it’s like in other organizations but I agree with GoPony on this one. If you are interested in endurance, stay the hell away from social media, or at least do NOT get sucked into the melee.
Books I read last month that got at least a 4 out of 5 star rating for me.
- Royal Assassin (Book 2 of a Trilogy by Robin Hobb)
- I’m not done with it yet, but I’m mostly through the first Longmire mystery, “Cold Case”. Whether you are a fan of the TV show or not, it’s definitely going to be on next months book list.
A quick update
For those of you who remember my saga with my eye…I might have an update. EVERYTHING has been ruled out, and I mean everything. We are left with MS so I did a second MRI just to make sure that the first one didn’t miss something and nope….still nothing. Still not classical/typical for MS. It’s a true optic neuritis with no apparent cause. Then at the AERC convention during a presentation on Lepto and the controversy over vaccination I had a sudden revelation – I had gotten the flu shot about a week before noticing the symptoms. I did a little digging and optic neuritis in females is a very rare complications, but documented. The doctors agree with me and the consensus is flu vaccine reaction for now. I have a neurologist consultation mid month where they will review my case and hopefully I can start to get some closure. Vision still hasn’t come back even though some of the nerve swelling has gone down (but has remained static over the last couple of months). I declined IV steroids when MS was on the table, but now that it now have a different etiology it may be considered again. Typically whatever vision you have recovered in 6-12 months is the best you get. I’m almost to the five month mark.