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December 31, 2011

2011 - Not much change

My headaches continued to persist on a daily basis with no resolution in sight. I had repeated follow ups with Dr Harvey, and it was his opinion that I would have to learn to live with the headaches as he could see no reason for them. His primary concern was continuing to monitor my double vision and ensure that there was no re-occurrence of the pseudotumour.

Inactivity due to the headaches did contribute to a slow increase in weight, but I was finding it more difficult to keep active beyond caring for a toddler. 

Not so flattering - August 2011 approximately
In June, Rachel became an escape artist, climbing out of her crib, so we moved her to a toddler bed for safety reasons. 
Rachel testing out the new toddler bed

In October, I did begin to notice occasional white-outs of my vision when changing position, especially if I bent forward to pick something up. I didn't think too much of it at the time at least I didn't think it was worth an extra trip to Hamilton when I had an appointment coming up in the new year. I did manage to lose about 30 lbs of the weight I had gained but with the hypothyroid condition, weight loss is not easy. 

Rachel's 2nd Birthday
Rob got a new job in Brantford and after commuting for a bit, we decided that it would be better to relocate our family before winter made the commute more dangerous. We moved December 1, 2011.

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