What a difference a day makes. Last weekend, while at the movies I started experiencing some vision issues in my left eye which I ignored. A few days later I started noticing some numbness on my left side of my face at which point I began to worry a bit but still kept going about my day. It wasn’t until my husband came home from work that evening did I end up going to the ER upon his request (demand).
To make a long story short, I was admitted so that they could do a series of tests to rule out that I wasn’t having a stroke or even the beginnings of an aneurism! The thought that my life could change in an instant was horrifying. The thought of not being able to function and do all the things I do never crossed my mind until that moment. Many of us take our health and our bodies so for granted each day. After staying overnight in the hospital all the tests were negative According to the neurologist, it may have been a migraine variant. It was certainly a wake up call for me to stop putting off the 30 minute walk I said I was going to start doing each morning (about three years ago) since I’ve gained some weigh and I have a sedentary job. As a painter, I sometimes sit for hours and hours getting so caught up in my work I have no idea how long it has been! The day I left the hospital was a new beginning for me. Thanks for listening but I have to go now for my walk!
PS. I am working on such a great new painting I can’t wait to post it.