Tuesday, July 31, 2007
I was able to sleep some last night - about two 3 hour sessions. I am hopeful that will continue becuase sleep makes me have a better attitude to face the day without any answers.
Sunday, July 29, 2007
it's 4:30am and I have been up since 3am dealing with terrible pain and diaherrea. No Fun. I watched some TV on entertainment gossip, then I took a hot shower. The picture is called "glass fire". I took it a while back in Toronto, it details a wall sculpture that I believe is Dale Chihuly.
In some ways it reminds me of what pain may look like. Little tentacles reaching out, different strengths and lengths giving their sting.
I will most likely be up for the rest of the night. Amazing how such a pain, that not even medicine can seem to make it stop. I just keep telling myself - endure, it will get better. I am hopeful that next week will bring some answers with the different tests, but now all I can do is try and ignore the pain and live with it.
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Saturday, July 28, 2007
Friday, July 27, 2007
Thursday, July 26, 2007
I did the Poopie Tests today! What joy! I was made to promise no pictures for the blog.
Next test is Friday AM - my CT Scan.-
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
It's hard to stay in good spirits when you do not feel well, and your frustrated.
Monday, July 23, 2007
X = YES, S = Sometimes, N = No
X - Moderate to severe pain under the right side of the rib cage
X - Pain may radiate through to the back or to the right shoulder
S - Severe upper abdominal pain (biliary colic)
S - Nausea
S - Queasiness
N - Vomiting
X - Gas
X - Burping or belching
XX - Attacks are often at night
? - Attacks often occur after overeating
? - Pain will often but not always follow a meal with fats or grease
X - Pain may be worse with deep inhalation
X - Attacks can last from 15 minutes to 15 hours
One reassurring thing I found was this about gallbladder diagnoses: "Gallbladder symptoms can look and feel the same with or without stones. That is why medical testing is so necessary for an accurate diagnosis. Someone will go into the emergency room with a gallbladder attack and be told it's because he has gallstones. The person in the bed next to him also has a gallbladder attack and has an inflammed gallbladder but no stones. A third person has an attack but they can find nothing. This is not an uncommon question I get. "The diagnostic tests are all negative. What do I do now? How do I get out of pain?" People are upset because they want a diagnosis. "But what am I supposed to do with my pain if it comes back if the medical people don't know what to do with it?" Hey, lucky you! At least they won't be wanting to cut your gallbladder out! This person is the best candidate for turning around a gallbladder problem with natural products, treatments and diet."
I am alot like the third person in this story.
What do I do now? How do I get out of pain?"
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Saturday, July 21, 2007
The bed, to the couch, to the bed, occasional shower, getting tired of being sick and tired.
here's to better days
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
I took a few naps today and they were very vivid and wild - I dreamed I awoke in my old house in Getzville and the new owners were in the bathroom. Then my Dad was the invisible man and needed help getting getting shirts out of the closet before the new owners caught us. I found a piece a paper and took that - we left the house and I saw the new owners took off the garage of the house (they will not be happy come winter) - then I read the paper and found out the Lionel Ritchie was my dad and we lived on the same street as Karen C. --- and if you thought it couldn't get any strangers then I dreamed that Alice from the Brady Bunch was shrunken and doing a reality cooking show in my intensines with the cast of the Brady Bunch kids.
So now I have taken some imodium to hopefully stop the runs, and get back to feeling some full energy. Watched my secret pleasure Big Brother tonight and now getting ready for bed.
Sweet or Strange Dreams tonight?
Monday, July 16, 2007
No this is not an actual slide culture of something that I have but it is something I created while thinking about my digestive tract and the troubles that I have been having. Yuck Yuck Yuck - I am doing lots of positive thinking and focusing - so I created this as a icon of the bad feeling that I have so that I could distroy it.
Well off to bed for an early night and hopefully a good night of rest - tomorrow is another day.
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Hope Jim has made it home from the hospital today!
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Saturday, July 07, 2007
This is one of the paintings I worked on it is a diptych.
I had an idea based on photos I take of the details of my paintings. What is I blacked out the areas and focused the viewer on the details I see.
Is the painting more important then the
details.... either blacked out...or
Each painting has it's own unique story...and then
you focus on the detail to reflect on the story underneath.
Looking down the looking glass
or focusing on the drama of the colors, shapes?
This is one painting that I loved small elements, but struggle with the whole.
Fouced details are dramatic and powerful.
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
This is the view of the fireworks that took place a few blocks from my home in Houston. I literally just walked to the corner and took these photos and this video of the fireworks. It took hours for the people and cars to clear from the street.
This is a view so you can see the cars and the street with the fireworks lighting the sky.
These are a collage of some of my favorite shots.
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