I’m going home!!! Luckily my mom and Bob are there to take help take care of me and my boys.
Utterly exhausted. It turns out that only walking back and forth to the bathroom for 6 days leaves you quite weak. I made 2 trips to the bedroom and 1 to the kitchen and I am short of breath feel like I need a nap. Only I just woke up from a 3 hour nap an hour ago. Guess I am going to have to ease into home life a little slower. They told me that for every hour of bed rest it would take two hours to recover. Head is feeling ok still but I can tell meds are wearing off and I can’t take another until tomorrow night. I’m good with that because it is the means by which I will prevent another rebound headache. Everything is so bright at home though so until the sun sets I will be sporting lovely sunglasses:). It’s pretty fashionable anyway. No change on the unexplained blue fang marks so that’s good. Overall glad to be home and it is soooo great to see the kids and snuggle with my Gideon.
Thank you to those of you who have provided meals to our family this week. What a blessing our church family and our friends and family have been. By the way who made the taco lasagna. It is awesome!!
The last 24 hours have been horrendous…no pain meds at all, only the magnesium. Oh and in the midst of this horrendous pain, they decided to do the MRI. MRI + Massive Pain = severe anxiety and no MRI. As I sat waiting for my turn in the MRI I began have a panic attack because I knew there was no way I could possibly make it through…my nurse finally came down and pumped me full of morphine. It was as if I could feel all of my worries and pain melting away. I made it through the MRI and brought me back to my room.
A neurologist finally came in and laid out a plan to treat the rebound headache. And so it begins. They have given me the first round of medicine, Topomax, to treat this, what should I call it, shitty headache. I’ve been told that the side effects could be interesting. For example my nurse who had also taken this medicine told me it made her stupid. She would order food at a fast food restaurant, go to pick it up and wonder who ordered it for her or she would get up to go to the bathroom and couldn’t find the bathroom in a one bedroom apt. so this should be an interesting next couple of days.
They tell me it could take 2 to 3 days for this medicine to work, if it works, and if it doesn’t work they try something else. so it looks like I will be in here for a little while yet. On a positive note and even though I feel bad, I am really happy that my mom and Bob are coming home. When I was going into the MRI and was in so much pain all I could think was ” I want my mom” and now I get my mom. Up until today Dan had been so sick he couldn’t come up to the hospital. I was so glad that he was feeling well enough to come visit today and bring me a few things from home. I am so thankful for such a supportive family and so many supportive friends I love you all and thank you for all you’ve done including all the prayers. I’ll try to update again tomorrow.