A Diagnosis Maybe?

I am finally happy with my theme. It’s looks pretty good in the newest versions of IE, Chrome, Opera and Safari. I even checked a few older versions and there did not seem to be anything major. I wigitized the sidebar so I could add a calendar and other stuff. It wasn’t all that hard. Plenty of tutorials out there. I also played around with the comments and restyled them.

I found out today I am going to be off for a few more weeks until I see an ENT. My doctor is referring me so I have to call the clinic tomorrow to see when I am going to get in. He told me the official diagnosis the Atlantic Balance and Dizziness Centre gave him is Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. Even though I do not seem to have nystagmus. Which is the rapid movement of the eyes. According to what I’ve read that can happen. But he said there was also other things that can be causing it so he figured an ENT was the best one to figure it out.

I talked to him about driving and at first he seemed to think it would be okay. Then he asked Cory what I was like in the car. And the answer is I can hardly stand it sometimes. I feel like I’m gonna puke, things spin and I feel really disoriented. It’s not all the time. But either way he said basically it would be on the honor system, meaning if I feel good that day (no symptoms) I can drive and if not then I wont. I figured myself it is just easier not to drive for now.

I’m not sleeping at night either, which is not helping. I spent most of last night in pain. I had a car accident last June and just my back and it’s been bothering me ever since. I had pain in my legs too. Unfortunately a side effect of not getting enough sleep is I feel even worse the next day. I am definitely better then I was a week or two ago but still have a little ways to go.

I am hoping to go to bed at a decent time tonight, get up at a decent time tomorrow and clean up, it’s just the dishes and the bathroom and straitening up that needs to be done. I am hoping that even though I feel exhausted, the fact that I have not taken a nap or anything might make it easier to sleep tonight. I need sleep and it’s just not happening. And when I don’t sleep neither does Cory.

It sucks… I am so tired and my head really hurts.

All Work An No Play

I have been working for for about 3 days strait on a new theme. I decided to do it completely from scratch, designed it in Photoshop and coded it in html then coded it into a WordPress theme. It’s a large project for me and is keeping me busy. When I am done though I am sure it will be worth it.

I have run into so many small problems along the way, but nothing huge or major. Just annoyances that it takes a while to figure out. I’ve always used pre-made themes and then would change them to my liking. I would sometimes even design something, find a theme similar and then re-do it. Leaving credit in tact of course. This time however I decided to start from scratch and see what I could do.

I’m learning a lot and enjoying it. I’m sure my first few themes are going to be fairly simple and I’m sure there will be mistakes. I’m bored though. So it really gives me something to do while I wait to see if I can go back to work on Tuesday. Part of me wants to get back to work but part of me is scared of it happening again. I can’t afford any more sick days, at least on a Leave of Absence I can take my time and get it all figured out. I got to the doctors on Monday to find out if I can go back to work or not. I am anxious about that. I still don’t feel 100% and would like a definitive answer on what is going on. But I am not sure I will ever fully get one.

I’m thinking though on the side that making WordPress themes would be fun to get into and start selling them. There are tons out there but if your good enough at site design you can make some money off of it.

I really need to figure out a good way to make some extra money and try and get ahead. Being off work has really put a strain on us financially. But I guess it was needed.

What is the longest thing you know by heart? Why did you learn it?

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

I would say that this is the longest thing that I know by heart. I believe I have known the words for it since I was about 5-6 years old. I am a proud Canadian. I can remember in school having to learn and recite this before Remembrance Day on November 11.

I can also remember visiting my great uncle’s grave in Italy. My great uncle was killed in the war and is buried there. I believe there was articles about it in both The Chronicle Herald and The Digby Courier since I was the first person in my family (along with my Mom and Dad) to see my uncles grave and a lot of families here never got the chance to do that.

Being from a military family Remembrance day has always had meaning to me. My father served in the Gulf war and I served in Afghanistan as a civilian. I have had multiple relatives in wars as well.

The Scintilla Project Day 9.