Whoa have I been slacking off

Topiramate (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Between teaching (which sucks a lot of prep time as I do a lot of slides) and having a cold or a flare or both I have not been blogging with anything like normal regularity.

Latest news: I am teaching in the summer and probably next fall. Sweet! Both are things I've never taught before, but, um, yeah.

I finally got in to see a neurologist here. He was wearing a black t-shirt and a pin-striped suit, which made me do confused head-tilt, but he seems competent and is probably not a mobster, so we're cool. I am trying Topamax to prevent migraines.
I'm a little nervous - the side-effects do not sound fun, but willing to try it out. Everyone cross your fingers I don't turn into a suicidal zombie, which seems to be the most scary possibility.
I have enough trouble with brain fog as it is...

Ummm, what else?

I had to drive far-ish (for me) for the neurology appointment yesterday. I discovered (re-discovered?) that driving makes me question the size of other drivers' penises when they do stupid things. Or are in sports cars. Or it's Tuesday.

Oreo and I have been sitting on the patio for a while every day. He likes soaking up the sun and having a leisurely sniff-survey. I have to be  really careful to avoid sun rash/burn between my autoimmune disease and the meds to treat it (because making photosensitive people MORE photosensitive is AWESOME!!!), but I do like sitting out or at least having the door open for a lot of the day.

My birthday is coming up and I'm hoping to get the hat linked below and some sun gloves and sleeves so I can be outside more during the day.
Sundancer UV Protective Hat


Summer said...

Dopamax! I've heard people had really good luck with it. I'll watch your blog and warn you if you're getting homicidal ;)

Andrea Gatley said...

Good luck with the Topamax! I just came off of it after two years because the side effects were getting so bad. Mostly just really bad brain fog and super short attention span. I couldn't even drive for about a month toward the end. It didn't really have any other side effects besides that, except the pins and needles in the extremities, but that was relatively easy to ignore because it only happened when my hands/feet got really cold.

Hope you have better luck than I did, it worked really well for me aside from the side effects.