|Stella on her 17th birthday: October 16, 2017.|
I had the chance to get some art done today, even if it was for a short period of time. Usually depends on my attention span and ability to focus which varies.
As usual, my shunt doesn’t like the wind or anything else weather related. A lot of mental and emotional energy is required to interact and socialize with people. Being alert with a smile while your head and shunt acts anyway it wants can be challenging. There’s some pressure in my forehead today, which makes me somewhat anti social
( more so than usual )
I’ve been feeling dizziness in my forehead the last few days too, most likely due to the shunt making it’s adjustments. For example, when I bend down and stand up again, there is a rush of pressure in my forehead.
The next time I’m in a social situation like a family gathering and I don’t feel well because of my injuries/shunt I’ll excuse myself to put my head down.
As mentioned in previous posts, since the shunt reacts to the weather, too bad I can’t pick up on radio stations, order take out food or something with this ”advanced technology” inside my brain.
The weather’s been so up and down it leaves me confused, brain spinning and makes me want to stay under the covers for long periods of time.
My cat Stella has been sleeping outside my bedroom door at night. She picks up on my discomfort. Her hip is sometimes attached to my leg while I walk around the house. She insists on me sitting on the couch so she can park herself right by my side.