Today the election for the next president will be over. Hopefully. If it’s not, then it is going to be another mixed up thing as it was with Bush and Gore 12 years ago. It might be anyway.
Yesterday I spent 4 or 5 hours in Kansas City at KU Med. I went to the neurology department and met up with a doctor who only deals with head injuries. Her name is Dr. Alexandra Nielsen and she is super. Luckily, I haven’t had to spend that much time with doctors, but yesterday was enjoyable, although pretty tiring.
I’ve read up enough on head trauma and realize that it is a case by case basis. Dr. Neilsen was very good and explained most of the questions I still had. I’m going to be driving to Kansas City and see her on a pretty constant basis.
I did a physical therapy session and it didn’t go so well. I can’t walk moving my head around without being all over the place and super dizzy. I’m going to start doing it 3 times a week here in Topeka and then go to Kansas City every two weeks or so. I think my outcome is going to be good, but with head injuries, it is very hard to be absolutely positive about outcomes.
I have an MRI on my neck scheduled. I guess I screwed up my neck some when I slammed my head onto the concrete at 30 mph, go figure. I’m having some numbness issues in my left arm and fingers. We’re going to try to figure that out too, which is low on my list right now, but it won’t be if I can get this sleeping thing down.
Last night I took some new medicine. It was a medicine made for depression, but I guess didn’t work too well for it. But it does get rid of headaches and induces sleep, which are the two biggest issues I need to address first before I can move forward.
It worked somewhat. I slept over 4 hours, which is about 4 days sleep recently. It is kind of hard moving this morning, I’m still pretty groggy, but I’ll be groggy for hours if I sleep for hours.
I got permission to sort of train. So I rode the ergometer for 20 minutes yesterday. It wasn’t really training, it was just moving my legs around in circles. I have to keep my heart rate super low, like way under 100, so it is going to be humbling. But saying that, it was pretty great nearly breaking a sweat and not seizing up.
Okay, I guess I need to eat and then go out to wait to vote. I should have done it early last week, but couldn’t really get out and do it. Votes matter after all this craziness, so please do it, no matter who you are going to vote for. That is the only way this system works.