In my current job, my primary responsibility is more of management and scientific “oversight”. These days, I don’t often get the time to do what I trained for in all those years I put in during college and graduate school: to do basic research. Well, this week, I managed to re-prioritize my time so that I could get a paper finished that I am helping to co-author and that will be submitted to an astronomy journal soon! Continue reading
Last week, following the wonderful mini-vacation and science conference that we enjoyed, I had a follow-up appointment with the MS specialist. This follow-up comes on the heels of having seen an neuro-opthomologist (which frankly was kind of a waste of time) and a neurosurgeon (the pineal cyst is not big enough to require surgery or be a source of concern), and following several blood tests (with tests for NMO and sticky-blood syndrome, along with the usual MS blood panel, all of which tested negative).
During this appointment, Dr. H. seemed to me to be a little off her game, or maybe I was expecting more from her than was fair. Continue reading