Addison’s surgery to remove her tonsils and adenoids is tenative for tomorrow. The reason I say tenative is because we have all come down with the flu this week. It has been miserable around here. Thankfully Brian has dodged it by being in Tampa all week for work meetings.
Last Friday Addison had her pre-op testing. She received a finger prick to check her iron. Remember my phobia of needles and blood…well, guess who passed out at the pediatrician’s office from hearing the finger prick…yours truly. What a sight, a mother on the peds exam table with an ice pack on the back of my neck and a nurse in the room monitoring me. Aye! Her finger prick showed low iron so the doctor sent us to the lab for a blood draw. I called my Mom and asked her to come along because I didn’t want to be in the room for the draw. What an ordeal. They had to stick Addison 3 times due to her tensing up and moving. Poor thing The blood work finally came back late yesterday and the iron levels are good so pending her flu symptoms she will have surgery tomorrow. Extra prayers appreciated.
Once again big thanks to my parents for accompanying me to the doctor visits and taking care of us this week.
Yesterday, warm windy SSW blanketed the OBX providing fun sessions across the east facing beaches from Nags Head to Buxton. I caught it at Conch St in Nags Head both on the Sealion and standard kit. Fun waist+ conditions with some overhead peaks and gusty warm winds ranging 10 to 35 mph! Water temps remained relatively mild at around 60 degrees with no booties or hood required.
I did have to swim the kit in as the wind completely dropped out in Nags Head following a squall burst of 30 mph wind… luckily, I was in the inside when all dropped out, so the swim was short.
Down south, the Avon wave crew caught it at Ramp 43. From the pics Keith sent in, appears Rmp 43 was the prime spot to be for day!
All in all, some FUN, warm OBX November wave sesh all around!
Bill’s OBX Beach Life
I’ve said this before but I truly love my upper cervical chiropractic doctor. Unlike medical doctors who seem quick to get you in and out and write a script I feel as though she’s genuinely concerned about my health and what is causing my issues. Each visit she spends at least 30-45 minutes with me going over all symptoms and possible triggers. Although she has been able to resolve several of my symptoms (fullness, tinnitus, and vertigo) I have at times slight dizziness. In reviewing my symptoms she noticed that my dizziness increases with stress. At my last appointment she asked if I had any issues with TMJ. I stated that I have never had any popping or locking of my jaw, nor do I grind my teeth but I do clench my jaw when under stress.
I had no clue that several TMJ/TMD symptoms are similar to Meniere’s http://www.midwestheadaches.com/symptoms.vertigo.asp
She asked me to open my mouth. When I did she stated my lower jaw moves slightly to the right (my affected ear is the right ear) I had lots of dental work done (braces) in adolescence which may be the cause of the jaw being off alignment. Of course as I’ve stated before, Brian is a skeptic but I told him when I recently went to a new dentist and at my first exam he also stated my jaw opens to the right. When looking in the mirror it is very obvious that my lower jaw moves to the right when opening my mouth.