Sunday, July 31, 2016

First She Was Catherine . . .

 .  .  . Mary Ament, then Katie Ament, then Kate Ament, then Kate Bernas, then Mom and so it goes. Today we wish her a Happy Forty Eighth Birthday. In less than three weeks she will be accompanying son no. 1 to St. Louis to start his University career.

No coincidence that today is the Feast Day of St. Ignatius of Loyola. But we never thought of Ignatia.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

A Hole in my Head

I have been home for about eight days after having had the surgery I mentioned in my last post.

The operation for which I  had reluctantly signed up was, as it appears on the discharge papers "Retromastoid crainiectomy microvascular decompression, fifth cranial nerve (trigeminal nerve)", or MVD. I cannot give you the IRL for the YouTubes of medical training videos—nor would I want to. I had thought that the extensive recuperation period would give me leisure to catch up on my posts, and to write to friends. Instead I slept a lot and wobble. I seem unable to type and often to read. I have watched some Wimbledon . . . actually TV isn't too bad.

To make matters worse I have a new iBook and am finding it difficult to use. Certainly confusing, probably something to do with installing Microsoft Word after Apple had transferred documents in Microsoft 2004.

I'll be back on the grid with a working computer, a hole still in my head, but hopefully no trigeminal neuralgia pains.