Rainy day

I can’t seem to stay off Google today, though I am really tired of reading about brain tumors. One of the things I learned today, though, is that the area where my tumor is located controls associating words with their meanings. When I have a seizure, it feels like a word cloud turned into a tornado — words and meanings swirl around in my head and it’s so confusing and weird.

The referral to a neurologist here on the big island is in the works, at least, as is another MRI. I hope to find someone who can help me manage the symptoms if nothing else. I’ve also got another referral to a neurosurgeon, but first need to get the MRI done. Lots of hurry up and wait.

One of the side affects of the seizure meds is evidently loss of appetite. I can definitely confirm that. The thought of food makes me nauseous. I’m concentrating on drinking water today, and not pushing food at all.

Things I made today: keto chocolate cheesecake, except that I can’t stand the flavor of artificial sweeteners. I never used them — I figured they’d give me a brain tumor.

Keto chocolate cheesecake

Pineapple upside down cake from a pineapple we grew right here. Crazy. I got Scott to demo using the coolest tool ever — it peels, slices and cores it all at the same time.

Pineapple upside down cake

It’s been rainy all day, so nice to stay inside and bake. No headache at all today, yay. I’m going to do a bunch of tincture to see if I can motivate myself to eat, not something I ever thought I’d have to do.

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  1. Lisa: my vet also studied Chinese medicine and she prescribed an anti nausea mix for our Irish terrier that really helped him when he was in the middle of a pancreatitis bout. I know you do not want to have one more thing in your lap right now, but perhaps there is someone who can help you get something like that.


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