Saturday, March 5, 2011

watch out for Nurse Linda--she gives spankings!

I got spanked yesterday! That hasn't happened in a long time. I'm not saying that I haven't deserved a spanking now and then, but came as quite a shock.

I had my neurology appointment in the morning and the doctor really didn't have any answers for me on why I am getting my migraines. I was quite discouraged leaving his office when he said they have no idea what causes them and there are so many triggers that it will probably take me a long time and daily journaling to figure out the many triggers for my migraines. Foods can trigger them, but sometimes it will take a couple days for the food to trigger the migraine so you can eat something on Monday and get the migraine on Wednesday. Great. Super puzzle to solve. Maybe I should just stop eating. He also said that smells can trigger them so I need to stop breating too. I know that lights trigger them, so I need to close my eyes. Maybe I will just stay in bed, close my eyes and stop breating. Wait, that sounds like I am dead. That isn't fun.

So, he increased my medicine for my stomach pains because that is also supposed to help my headaches. I'm at the maximum dosage for the topamax and that isn't working, why not just keep increasing the other meds I'm on and see what that can do? Why not? Surely there can't be anything bad from taking lots of medicines right? Oh, well, I can develope kidney stones, but that's ok. I guess I need to start drinking lots more water.

And they are checking my CO2 levels in my blood. I guess it makes my blood acidic which can make me short of breath, which has been happening a lot lately. They will probably give me a different medicine for that. If you have any money to invest, now is the time to invest in the pharmacudical industry for sure! The pharmacy at Kaiser is always busy and people are always leaving with bags of medicines for every problem in the book.

The doctor said he needed to stop the 10 day migraine before any of these other medicines would start working so he sent me to get 4 shots. I needed someone to drive me home so I had to wait until my husband could get someone to cover his classes. He is a teacher too and can't just leave with kids in the room. He was able to get someone to cover his last class and hurried over to get there before the injection clinic closed at 12. They are closed from 12-1:30. I only get a 37 minute lunch. I picked the wrong profession.

So, it is my turn and my nurse, Linda calls me back to get my shots. They were able to combine two of the injections in one and I was to get one in one hip and two in another. She has me bend over and pull down my pants. Before I know it she is spanking me! What? I was in such shock from the spanking that the shot didn't hurt! Then, she goes for the other hip and spanks me again! I've never had that happen before so either this nurse is a weirdo, or this is some new technique for giving injections.

One of the injections was a steriod and although I never felt it go in, for about 10 minutes after, I felt a stabbing pain in my hip. Boy, did that one hurt!

It took the pain from a 7 to about a 5. I was quite disappointed that it didn't take the pain away completely. I came home and slept for a couple hours and the pain was at about a 3.

I called and asked if there was anything else I could take.

They said I could try the imitrix nasal spray and that took the pain away a little more.

Sleep last night took it away all the way, but again it came back again.

On the quilting front, before my appointment yesterday I designed a quilt that I've named Optomistic. It uses half square triangles and quarter squares. The way I look at it, you can see the blocks as half full or half empty. I try to look on the positive side of things most of the time.

2 comments:

Barb said...

I am so sorry you are having to go through all of this....I do hope they can figure things out for you and your can start to enjoy life again without pain.

Hillbilly Handiworks said...

Optomistic seems the perfect quilt for you right now. I sure hope you can figure everything out soon!