Thursday, January 31, 2008

Neurosurgeon visit

Dr. Jonathan Hodes agreed to see me when no one else would. I liked him before I even met him.

He said the shunt looked good and that unless I had a problem he did not need to see me again. Great news!

It is nice to be released. Six months ago I would go to an appointment and leave with three more!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Louis Heuser Appointment

I went to the Heuser Clinic on Thursday for an initial evaluation post-meningitis, et al. I begin his exercise program this week. Hopefully, I will get back some strength and stamina.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Sunday Went Well

Saturday and Sunday worship services this week went well vis a vis my health, etc. I am so grateful to be back. I made my first hospital call on Monday and held my first staff meeting this morning. Tonight will be my first Vestry Meeting.

I have been in contact with Dr. Louis Heuser who is going to help me get back my strength/stamina via exercise/rehab program. I hope to start that in the next few days.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

CT Scan "Normal"

Good news. Of the three things wrong with me (physically wrong that is) two have dissipated. In mid-November Infectious Disease docs at the Mayo Clinic pronounced that I was meningitis free. I have now been pronounced free of hydrocephalus. The shunt seems to be working properly.

The remaining issue is the optic nerves, but given the results of this CT scan it is probably only a matter of time before the swelling of the optic nerves (papillidema) is also a thing of the past.

I return this month to the opthamaologist to have the optic nerves checked again. I will let you know.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Celebrating and Preaching

I had the honor of celebrating Holy Eucharist and giving the sermon this weekend. I celebrated at all three worship services and preached at two of them. I was pretty tired when I got home Sunday afternoon, but it was GREAT to be back at St. Mark's.

I am going to go into the office a couple of days this week. I believe I will be back full-time soon.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Back at Work

I was back at work two days this week! Even though I was only working a few hours each day, it felt good to be back (if only partially back).

I am going to begin taking some services and doing some pastoral care. I have really missed St. Mark's and I am very pleased to be able to begin my work in the parish again.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year

Wishing everyone a very happy New Year!