Most of Colorado was a "bust" weather-wise over Memorial Day weekend. Snow, rain and cold really put a damper on all those pallid, cabin fevered campers so desperate get outdoors. Lovely Ouray was no exception, and thus tourism was on the light side.
I'm beginning to feel indifferent to bad weather since my playground privileges have been revoked by the Forces of Evil. I'm feeling a little better now, and the string of sunny 70 degree days forecasted to fill the vacuum of a freshly departed winter-replay puts a smile on my mood.
Of course this means I'll soon be headed off to work at the Skol Gallery, too, which will be a welcome change of scene where I can hopefully finish recovering and put last gasps of medical torment behind me. It's something I liken to slogging up a towering sand dune, there are times when one wonders if they are making progress.
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And just when we thought it couldn't get any worse, Bobbie woke up with double vision a few mornings ago. So it's back to the E R, this time for my Lovely wife, home health care assistant, counselor, and pillar of support. Brain scans reveal no signs of stroke and clear carotid arteries. Doc suggested she see an Ophthalmologist, who, of course, has a different diagnosis and wants an MRI of the brain stem to rule out MS (a long shot, as it usually strikes younger people) and try to better pinpoint the cause. Assuming it's not MS, the vision disturbance is likely a small clot in the one of the nerves that controls eye movement and "should" clear up in a couple of weeks "or so." The prognosis is that it's not likely to reoccur. A daily baby aspirin was prescribed, and we are now waiting on more tests and results…again.
Bobbie and I are dumbfounded, but confident things will get better simply because they can't get any worse…
|Bobbie adds "scale" to a massive arch in Utah|
|Riding a Pacific Coast bike trail near the Redwoods Forest|
|Circumventing a fallen Redwood|
|My mountain bike inside a massive Redwood...|
|Covered Bridges near McMinville, Oregon.|