Friday, April 3, 2015


When I spoke to Mama yesterday, she was feeling much better and her doctor was pretty sure hat she would go home today.  She needed the rest and the breathing treatments, and she just wasn't able to rest at home while trying to take care of her own mother.  I did not go back to the hospital yesterday, because she told me to go on home after school.  The lack of sleep and a stressful day caused one of my cluster headache attacks.  Since I finished the initial treatment, the headaches have been much better and significantly milder, with periods of no pain at all, but Wednesday was very stressful and it jus triggered another.  Luckily, I have today off of work.  I'll be going to visit mama first thing this morning then I have my CT scan scheduled for this morning.  My doctor wanted the CT scan to rule out any other issues, and it is one of the few ways other than examination of symptoms to definitively diagnose cluster headaches.  Well, that's all the news to report today.  

Happy Good Friday, all!

A short histoeical note, based on the details of the canonical gospels, the Crucifixion of Jesus was most likely to have been on a Friday (the day before the Jewish Sabbath) (John 19:42), thus Good Friday. The estimated year of the Crucifixion is AD 33, by two different groups, and originally as AD 34 by Isaac Newton via the differences between the Biblical and Julian calendars and the crescent of the moon. A third method, using a completely different astronomical approach based on a lunar Crucifixion darkness and eclipse model (consistent with Apostle Peter's reference to a "moon of blood" in Acts 2:20), points to Friday, 3 April AD 33, which was one thousand nine hundred eighty-two years ago today that Jesus died on the cross for our sins.


Susan said...

Good morning, Joe. So glad your mother is feeling better. Hope all goes well with your CT scan. The historical note was very moving. Thank you for sharing. Have an enjoyable and relaxing Easter weekend.

Amanda said...

I'm glad to hear your Mama is doing better. And hopefully your headaches will continue to get better as well. Good luck with the CT and I hope you can have a wonderful Easter will your family. Btw, how are Lucy and Edith doing? They're so cute! If you get any spare time maybe you could posts show pics! :D

Jay M. said...

So glad things are better with your mom!!! Thank God!

Hope your tests go OK!!!

And yes, it's an important day, however you interpret the dates. I just hate that Easter moves, reminding me how pagan holidays were conscripted to coincide with Christian holidays. Makes me wonder about other Christian conscriptions such as gay marriage!

Peace <3

Dima said...

Glad that your mom is doing better and that your cluster headaches will be manageable. Doesn't Easter move according to the Hebrew calendar so that it coincides with the beginning of Passover?

Joe said...

Yes, Easter is a movable feast. I found it interesting that we will observe Easter on the same day of the year as it possibly was in 33AD.