Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Jumping Off The Rollercoaster

My Beloved and I have been on a two-month rollercoaster ride. He has been ill, down on power and dizzy, with an elusive diagnosis for two months now. Most days, he's too exhausted to leave the house and, often, even his bed. Occasionally, he has felt well enough to work a day - followed by several "crash" days when he is out of airspeed and energy.

We still don't know what's causing his symptoms and the docs appear to be equally baffled. He will have more tests next Monday and we honestly don't know whether to hope the MRI will reveal the problem or not - if it does, it's likely to be serious. If it doesn't, we are back to square one.

So, one day this week when he awoke feeling quite a bit better, we made the most of the day by having lunch at Murray Circle. Murray Circle is a restaurant with a dramatic view of the Golden Gate Bridge from their outside porch where they welcome folks with dogs, so we took Cora along for the fun. She was welcomed with her own bowl of water and we were offered drinks, too.

My Beloved chose this lightly fizzy cucumber-and-basil flavored soda. We sat on the porch on the soft sofas under the warming heat lamps, admiring the view across the parade ground (this used to be an Army base) to the bridge, bright red-orange in the distance, perfectly picturesque with a wisp of fog blowing through the suspension cables.

We had a marvelous meal that I will talk about in subsequent posts but, for that moment, it was enough just to be out and enjoying a relaxing and lighthearted experience with him after so many weeks on the worry rollercoaster.

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11 Comments:

Blogger Greg said...

The view there is worth the price of admission.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010  
Blogger cookiecrumb said...

From all you say about the dizzies, it's a wonder you were able to pack in such a nice visit.
Poor Beloved. I wish him good health.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010  
Blogger Rev. Biggles said...

Sounds as though he's either low in lasagna input or bacon. I'll see if I can't come up with a slab of smoked baby back ribs to cheer the most awesome guy of all time back in to shape.

xo, Biggles

Wednesday, June 23, 2010  
Blogger Pink Granite said...

Wishing your beloved clear answers, which lead to simple solutions and on to good health.
Wishing you all the best as well.
- Lee

Wednesday, June 23, 2010  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Greg, yes, it's lovely there, especially on a warm, sunny day.

Cookiecrumb, this has been such a strange illness - okay one day, down the next. We were lucky - a spur of the moment idea that worked out.

Rev. Biggles, you must be right - I"ll get bacon and lasagna _today_ and start filling him up!

Pink Granite, thanks for such great wishes! That's exactly what we hope for.

Thursday, June 24, 2010  
Blogger katiez said...

I'm so sorry to hear he's not feeling '100%' as the Brit's say. Glad you had a nice day out and hope it's nothing more serious than chocolate withdrawal.
Kind of scary, tho.... We'll hope and pray for the best.

Thursday, June 24, 2010  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Katiez, well, the docs have ruled out liver cancer and chronic liver disease, so that's a relief. Now, if we can just find out what it _is_ rather than all the things it _isn't!_

Thursday, June 24, 2010  
Blogger Ms Brown Mouse said...

Poor bloke, give him our best, it's terrible when "they" can't tell you what's wrong, so angst making.
That fizzy drink, oooo yummy!

Thursday, June 24, 2010  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Ms. Mouse, at least with all these tests they keep eliminating dread diseases that we fear. Not heart failure. Not liver cancer. That's all good!

Friday, June 25, 2010  
Blogger Ms Brown Mouse said...

Well those 2 being crossed off the list must be a huge weight of the mind(s). Healing wishes from afar!

Friday, June 25, 2010  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Ms Mouse, thank you, dear. He has gotten lots of good wishes and they seem finally to be working!

Saturday, June 26, 2010  

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