June Changes – For Good and Bad

The good, of course, is the move we are about to make is a big one. Kamloops to Logan Lake. 80,000+ population center to 3,000 unique individuals sharing a crossroads off the highway, in between other small communities. The packing up is all on schedule. We are ready and excited! 

I, on the other had are continuing to be struck by confounding maladies. I am off the Tramacet, temporarily, taking only Lyrica for my feet pain (which is now affecting my hands)and Zopiclone, to get some sleep. My short-term memory is slipping. I can feel myself lost at times, thoughts arriving in my head that have nothing to do with the previous thought or the task at hand. Once a creative boon, now a major annoyance of distortion. 

Although I did come up with a thoughtful line today: “You only have now to make friends, later doesn’t come.” 

It was quite hard to hold onto that thought. And, even as I write it, I’m not sure it was the original or not. Maybe the third or fifth mix of the words. Just don’t know. My typing capabilities and speed has been halved recently because of the increased pain in my hands. The hands are now working slower than the eyes that direct them to the keys. TYPO-city is where I live now. Note to Bill Gates: spekll check needs to be improved, a lot. 

On Thursday I have an appointment for a mini-neurological exam. I’ve never been good at health tests, recently. (Small joke.)  Wish me well.