0

ER Visit #4

Part 1 of my family doctors plan is being carried out right now. Back to the Emergency Room we go.  I believe that the Topomax had begun to wear off again and the headache was back and in full force.  And since the Dr. recommended that I go to the ER if the headache returns in the same severity, it was off the to ER I went.

All set for the trip in. Bright sun not good for rebound headache at any level.

March 7th

All checked in to the ER. Going to get another CT, more blood work, an pelvic ultrasound because why not.  My period started when I left the hospital on February 19th and hadn’t stopped. So I suppose it’s just a precaution.  This was the worst test ever and I am already in so much head pain…did they really need to throw that fun test in.

Pelvic ultrasound is used by doctors to examine female reproductive organs. This includes the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, cervix, and vagina.”

I have quite the collection of hospital bands, I should make a collage:) (Oh that collection just keeps growing and growing).

By the end of today I have been admitted for the 2nd time in a month. This time I brought a change of underwear, my rice bag (which has already been heated up for me once PTL), ear plugs and my pillow. (I actually keep a bag packed at all times now, just in case, even a year later).  I am one room over from my last stay and have already been seen by the same PA and the same night nurse should be here soon. Great staff here on the 8th floor at Sparrow.

 

0

Emergency Room Visit #1

I waited until super late to finally to into the Emergency Room, but I finally made it.  Thank you to my dear friend Dawn Tomlin for picking me up and taking me. The doctor that saw me in the ER was awful…basically a bully.  The entire time he spoke with me he was talking down to me.  I was so embarrassed that I was in the ER for a headache by the time he was done asking questions.

Once he established that I had never had a headache/migraine before he finally ordered a CT and a lumbar puncture plus some drugs that are supposed to help (Toradol, Depacon: which made my crotch feel like it was full of pins and needles, so weird and Zofran).  That didn’t work so then he ordered Nubain (a narcotic I had never had before and I didn’t know he was even giving me a narcotic at the time).  All of the sudden I was flying pretty high and my nose was itching a ton.   It was at that point that he did the lumbar puncture.  He had me lean over a table and told me to hold still.  I kept itching my nose the entire time and didn’t really even know what was going on which I guess is good because Lumbar Punctures really are quite painful.

CT came back normal and the pressure of the spinal fluid is good and clear.  So the doctor asked if the Nubain worked, and said otherwise he would have to admit me and they would have to do an MRI…basically he bullied me out of getting further help in a state of mind that the narcotic put me in.  All of the sudden he was writing on the chart that Nubain resolved the problem.  I told the nurse that I still had the headache/migraine, but she didn’t do anything either.  The instruction was to follow up with my family doctor.

So I made a Doctor apt for Wednesday.