Good morning to you! It’s Sunday morning here in the Coachella Valley on this July 26, 2020. It has been hard to come back here. I had a Electromyography (EMG) and Nerve Conduction Studies. I am so glad that I did not read about it before I took it. I went blindly into this test as I made a pact with myself to be a more compliant patient and had I read about the test, I wouldn’t have done it. My neurologist even commented how brave I was after the test as I only made a few comments during the procedure. He had asked if I needed a break and I told him to just get it done and over. I wasn’t expecting to be sore for days after the test and all the bruising from the needle that was placed subcutaneously and then had electric current running through it. It was a joy, really. No, not really. Luckily, below my knee on my right leg, I can hardly feel pain or temperature for that matter. I was supposed to have this test done a few times in the past. I had a neurologist at the Kaiser in LA that treated me after my stroke and around 1996-97 that Dr. wanted to rule out Lupus and MS and even Myesthenia Gravis as I was having trouble swallowing and had severe eye pain. (I still have those symptoms.) All the tests I took kept coming back negative. Anyhow, I remember there were a few tests I refused and this was one of them. Well, now I never have to take it again. I would gladly have a mamo everyday instead of that test. I will get the results of it after the MRI I take this Monday. Oh joy and then I can proclaim on social media, “I took a test and I passed beautifully.” Not really.
Earlier in the week, Hubby and I had been out chasing the comet. On Wednesday, the day before my test, we took a night ride out to a favorite spot of mine, Box Canyon. There is no artificial light the deeper into the drive. We first stopped along the 10 Fwy side of Box Canyon Road just as the sun was setting. The sky was a pale powder blue that faded into a rich purple color. The stars had just started to twinkle. It was the best!
The waxing crescent moon in West made for a spectacular sunset. Had I been feeling better and perhaps if this event had occurred years ago, I may have planned a night picnic. However, I watch too much Dateline to have been comfortable along that lonely, dark two land road. We only saw a handful of cars during that hour and half that we were there.
So, even with all the events that are happening in our world and in my life, it was nice to be quite for a bit and just observe. Also, during the past eek, I finished watching the TV series, The Good Place. The show was cleverly written and it stayed long enough to get the story to a meaningful, unrushed ending, leaving no questions. The show made me think of the book Paradise Lost that I had to read in high school. I remember not wanting to read it and then we had to. It was required. I may have to go back and read that epic poem to see if Milton had foretold the state of the world as it is in the present when he wrote that epic poem. However, I do recommend the TV series to anyone looking for a little dose of good stuff and morality with a healthy dose of comedy, do check it out.
One last thought before I go back to resting. Way to go AOC!!! I know things are f-ed up right now but watching her give that speech that millions of women have wanted to give in their lifetimes gave me hope. She spoke what women, girls, daughters, mothers, aunties and grama’s world wide have wanted to say but have kept quiet for fear of being called “Crazy, hysterical, thin-skinned, sensitive and so on and so forth. I am sure if I ask 10 women if they have been treated in the manner that Ms. Ocasio-Cortez has had to endure in just that brief moment that was witnessed, more than a third would raise their hand. That is a third too much. There is still a long road but at least the mistreatment of women is not being hidden any longer, so again, You go girl and thank you!!!
Here is a call back to a post from July 4th, 2020 were I mention how women are treated. It seems to be one of the common themes in many of my posts.
Well, like I said, it is Sunday and a time to relax if you can and thank you for stopping by. May you laugh so hard you cry. Hugs to you and YOU!