Monday, 18 August 2008

i have one



today was brain scan and blood tests results day and good news was on the menu.
i have a brain ... oh yeah! and what's more it is in fine fettle. all my tests came back A for ok, it appears that i am one healthy human, perhaps a little creaky in the joints but otherwise...
practically perfect!

now here i must pay tribute to herself ("at least give me some credit!"), for she it was who delved into the dark world of drugs. researched my medications and found that one particular medication has some rather nasty side effects.
uhuh! cholesterol in my family line runs high and handsome...
familial i think the catch word is.
the result... powerful medication is required. powerful medication indeed! it would appear that in sufficient dosage this particular powerful medication is more than capable of causing... 'cognitive dysfunction'! yikes!
apparently the statins cause 'inevitable damage to the mevalonate tree'.
imagine that, no friggin' wonder i was starting to exhibit symptoms usually reserved for the somewhat brain dead...
stopped taking the statins, revival, return (almost) to normal. i am able to sit without falling asleep, i occasionally remember something of importance. i am almost able to conduct a decent conversation.

at the very least i am now able to understand that my functional failures do not (as yet) signal an untimely descent into the sad, grey world of early onset dementia.

lift a glass mates! we have reason to celebrate!

4 comments:

Margo Moon said...

Well! I certainly hope saying no to statins doesn't have an adverse effect on your writing.

Great news! I'm so glad.

Hahn at Home said...

Congratulations, E! Glad to hear it was something fixable and all is well. Good thing you have the wench about to keep an eye on yourself, eh?

Capn Dyke said...

OMGODDESS, Me Able SeaDyke, 'tis another Wonder o'herself manifested! Th'Evil SeaMonkeys an' Th'Crew be Dancin' a Wicked Hornpipe in both she an' ye's Behalf. Huzzah!

reeflightning said...

margo, lori, cap'n...
many thanks for your good wishes and your delight in my good health!