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Good evening my fellow Christmas crazies.  I need a little kick in the tail.  I don't like talking about this, I don't even talk about this with my doctor.  He's in the dark with what's going on.

Last July, the 31st to be exact, I was struck by lightning.  It was storming outside and I opened up the metal storm door to look at the rain because it was coming down really hard. When I was holding the metal part of the storm door, lightning struck just to my right and I could feel it going up my arm. 

My right arm was burning inside and it was numb from my hand to my elbow. My ring finger and pinky went numb and half my hand. Arm was tingly up to my elbow. It itched really bad, like a wound that's healing. My vision was horrible, it was like I had cataracts - like I was looking through a foggy window (back to normal now). I had a horrible metallic taste in my mouth that lasted for about a week. It happened around 5:30 pm and I can kind of remember stuff from later that night, but not much. About a week later I found out I ordered jewelry when it arrived. I don't even remember buying anything.  I sent it back (thank goodness, it was ridiculously huge and FAR from believable). When I was in bed, my toes on both feet and my knees felt like they were being electrocuted. Had a few headaches above my right eye.  Now I have a rash over my eye on that side over a year later.

Monday, Aug 1 2016, it felt like someone was stabbing my left sinus cavity. Hurt like crap. Since the beginning of time (my time), I have not been able to breathe out of my left nostril. As of that Monday morning, I have been able to breathe with no problem whatsoever.

I went to the ER that day because my doctor insisted that I go b/c I was having a lot of symptoms that he was not comfortable with. I had a CT scan, EKG, x-rays, blood work and every test came out fine.

I've had horrible ringing in my ears since the strike.  My ears have definitely been damaged, I can't hear as well now. I was not able to spell very well at all. I never misspell words. The words that I tried to type, didn't end up on the screen correctly, almost as if there was a wire from my brain to my fingers that wasn't connected. I could see that it was wrong, so I had to erase a lot and type slower if I could remember what I typed.

I had a lot of zingers all over my body - that's the best way I can describe it. It was just my nerves regenerating. The worst thing iss the short term memory loss. Drives me mad. It's much better now, but I still have to ask someone to repeat something they said 30 seconds ago sometimes. 

2 weeks ago today, I broke a rib or two.  I refuse to go to the dr because it's $3000 here, $4000 there and last night, thanks to a really strong gust of wind, we lost a large tree. I am so very grateful that it didn't crash into my house.  It was about 10 feet away from taking out my dining room - I am so very grateful it didn't hit the house. 

Not sure how I'll be able to decorate.  I could enlist my husband, but this is not his "thing" he doesn't know how things need to be done... I need my ribs to heal...  like yesterday.

I am just spent - mentally and emotionally.  If you have any words of wisdom, scripture, anecdotes,  please share.  

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