I awakened feeling unable to open my eyes, with severe head pain and major weakness on my left side. NOW WHAT!
I gave it some time and things weren't getting any better so off I went to see Dr. Steve Busono. He has been my friend and neurologist for a very long...we had just spoken last week and talked about getting together...I guess my body thought that was a good idea!!!
There was definitely some marked weakness on the left side but it could be from so many different things. So we do what we always do...TESTING!! I am scheduled for an MRI of my brain on Wednesday.
I hate always finding myself looking at such negative things!! So.... on a positive note:
Friday I was fortunate to meet Velma! She is new to our foundation family. What a breath of fresh air! At 86 years young, still living on her own, she is unable to get herself to doctor appointments. I was able to help out by taking her to her first appointment to meet Dr. Joseph Pecora! He is a compassionate primary care internist and she loved him! Tuesday she will meet Dr. Joel Kates a friend and a podiatrist and then on Friday she will come with me for her first visit with Dr. Bruno Fang. She has had a few bad experiences with healthcare so I am glad I could help her get on the road to one of the best medical teams a patient can have!
Soon we will be looking for volunteers to help Velma with some things around her house before she can put it up for sale. She really has a difficult time getting off the main floor of the house...the stairs are really too much for her now...and she is looking to getting rid of some things from the basement. I can also use some help getting her to Shop Rite on Route 130 in North Brunswick so if anyone can help out, please let me know.
It's for people like Velma that our foundation came about! It helps in so many ways to be able to give back...to be there for someone when they can really use the help!
This week was also a productive one for the foundation. I met with Suzanne O'Rourke from Local Chatbox to do some advertising for our office. At the same time we discussed what we might be able to do together for our foundation. She has some GREAT ideas and is willing to help us bring those ideas to light!! I am so excited to have someone else on board!! Thank you Suzanne!! We will keep everyone up to date as we go along!
So, the week was filled with ups and downs...just glad there are more ups then downs these days!
This week will start on a BIG UP...it will begin with a day spent with my BEAUTIFUL granddaughters!! Sunday dinner will be a bit brighter with the sounds of little girls!! How can I not feel blessed??
It's important to see the "UPS"... the good days...it makes it easier to handle the "not so good days"! Here at Day By Day Hope Foundation we hope to bring some bright days to families...to help ease the burden that cancer puts on a family! Consider helping us help others the only way we can....day by day!