aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,

If I only had a brain . . .

I had an MRI this morning on my brain and trigeminal nerve (the one in your face that goes to your lip) to see if the neurologist could find anything actually wrong with it. This is all leftover aggravation from my sinus surgery of a year and a half ago. My right trigeminal is still making my upper right lip feel vaguely numb and puffy.

As I was getting ready to leave, they handed me a CD of my test results to share with any doctors in the future who might want to see them. Or to show at my next Hallowe'en party. At least now I can prove that I have a brain, because I've got pictures of it.

When I first went back to the exam area, a nurse took my BP: 150/70 again, same as last week. Which is 20 points or so lower on the first number and 10 or so lower on the second number than it's been for some years. As I was getting checked out to leave, BP was 150/64. I haven't had numbers like that since I can remember. So cutting out the Celebrex seems to be working. What I'll do when I go backpacking again, I don't know, but I imagine I'll be maxing out on whatever painkillers we take along.

  • My goodness, has it been that long?

    This spring is the 50th anniversary of my high school graduation. (It’s also the 30th anniversary of my Ph.D. commencement.) The three most useful…

  • On preaching

    My first appointment as a student pastor was in 1976. With only a year of seminary under my belt, I was made the pastor of three churches. Every…

  • Another day banging nails

    I was at Menards when they opened at 6:00 a.m. this morning to buy 3/4 ton of lumber and schlep it out to Wilderstead. While I was stacking 2x10s in…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.