Flotsam & Jetsam

Hello everybody! It’s been a little while since my last entry, so I thought it was about high time I updated!

This might be a bit choppy because I still can’t concentrate very long. But, how have I been, you ask?

Honestly, I’m starting to feel well again. I’ve been put on an antipsychotic and the voices in my head have quieted and I finally feel like my thoughts are mine and mine alone again.

I’m still in hospital on the psychiatric ward until my lithium and valproate serum levels normalize, but I’m hopeful that in the psychiatric medicinal side of things, this new medication I’m taking called risperidone will continue to bring such positive results.

I only had one mini-seizure yesterday, and before that I hadn’t had one for nearly a week, so that’s good. My doc thinks they are probably caused by stress, which I didn’t know was even a thing. Just to make sure and be thorough, I’m scheduled for an EEG on April 5 at HSC, and to be honest, I’m pretty scared. Anyone wanna volunteer to come hold my hand while I get wires strapped all over my head? After that, they give the results of the EEG to a neurologist and he/she decides whether or not I need a CT scan. My hunch is that it will be fine and I won’t need to go that far.

Currently Reading:

  NIV Archaeological Study Bible

Cycling to Asylum by Su J. Sokol

Marie Antoinette: The Last Queen of France by Évelyne Lever

Sexy Origins and Intimate Things: The Rites and Rituals of Straights, Gays, Bis, Drags, Trans, Virgins and Others by Charles Panati

8 Legs Up by C.W. Clark

Foucault’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco

A History of Byzantium  by Timothy E. Gregory

Saga, Volume 5 by Brian K. Vaughan

Grimm Fairy Tales Vol. 1 by Ralph Tedesco

Quite a mindful! But I switch to a different book after every chapter, so I can read a lot of books at the same time.

Today I’m grateful for:

  1. The lovely dinner/bookstore date my husband took me on today
  2. Lestat is fitting in so well with the other cats here.
  3. McDonald’s double cheeseburgers. Not a lie. They’re like crack burgers when you come back south from being on the 63rd Latitude after 4 months lol

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How did your day go, guys? What are you reading? I love comments so feel free to leave some below! Peace out.

– SharaLee

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About SharaLee Reads

I love to read and I love to talk about what I read. Here I will share my insights on books people send me to read, on old classics, on graphic novels, on pretty much anything involving the written word. If you love books and you love to talk about them, this is the place for you! Bibliophiles are welcome and others are welcome to learn. Welcome to my literary world! (Now go read a book for a while). View all posts by SharaLee Reads

3 responses to “Flotsam & Jetsam

  • paulydeathwish

    Aw 🙂 I’m so glad to hear you are doing better!!! I have never had an EEG, but I think you will be ok. I’m glad you felt well enough to post something! That is quite an assortment of books!!

    Yes, I can’t imagine such a polar existence. The furthest north I ever went was to Kiruna in Sweden. It’s above the Arctic Circle. I don’t know what the latitude is.

    Anyway, hope to see more blogging when you can 🙂

    –Paul

    • SharaLee Reads

      Thank you so much, Paul. It’s great to have support from fellow bloggers. I’ll try to post more but it might be difficult since my laptop is at home, and so is my husband’s keyboard for iPad. I’ll do my best. We were just below the Arctic Circle, so you’ve been further North than I have! Congrats!

      • paulydeathwish

        No problem 🙂 yes, your story has really touched me. So I am always glad to hear updates…especially when good things have happened for you.

        Oh yes: I was only in Kiruna for one day (in the summer) and it was still the coldest I have ever felt. Maybe it was the psychological aspect of the whole thing too…”above the Arctic Circle”, but was it ever chilly! Wishes for continued blessings for you,

        Paul

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