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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Fireside scene Pt. 3: "Take it!"

Posted on 2006.01.18 at 09:39


breelee10 at 2006-01-19 14:35 (UTC) (Link)
Well, she's actually developed some lovely side effects from the shingles that resemble the effects of Bell's Palsey. Basically, her right side is all a mess--her right eye is all puffy and won't blink all the way, she can't hear out of her right ear, the right side of her mouth is completely numb, and her right leg won't work properly. But the good news is, every day she seems to be getting a hair better. It's probably going to take a while, but we're confident that eventually when the shingles subsides, so will the Bell's Palseyesque symptoms.

However, the really aggravating thing is that while she was in the hospital, her mouth was all tingly and started to slack on the right side, and the doctor said it was the morphine. If he had caught it then and prescribed the right medications, it would have never developed this far. So that's quite frustrating.

The worst part really though is her attitude. She's actually on depression medications now because she got to the point where she was certain she wasn't going to make it through all of this, and it's just sad to see my normally happy, goofy, bubbly mom like this.

Sorry, that was really long! I've just been trying to focus my journal on more positive things in my life, because focusing on the negative is just no good! So... updating you was long!
mechtild at 2006-01-19 15:38 (UTC) (Link)
Bree, I didn't know about your Mom's shingles and all the side-effects. I must have missed your journal posting on it.

That sounds terrible! No wonder your mother was/is depressed about it. A neighbour and an e-friend have had shingles, and with no relation to any more grave medical problem, and they bother were absolutely miserable.

Your poor Mom!


((((Bree's Mom))))
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