Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Sick of Being Sick

I try really hard not to complain too much in my posts. While, yes...this blog is about my struggles with Migraine & Chronic Headache...I try not to make it all about me, me, me. I hate sounding & acting like a martyr. Sometimes, though, I can't help it.

I am utterly miserable.

Since Monday afternoon I have been in bed...sick as a dog. (Really, what the hell does that mean anyway?).

I have taken every OTC medication & tried every natural remedy I can possibly think of...which has given me no relief. With each day...I feel worse. So now I am guessing I am dealing with a more resistant beast & will need antibiotics.

So here is the real dilemma...

Tomorrow at 7am I am scheduled to have 1 of 2 medial branch blocks at my c-1 & c-2 level.

Now, the responsible nurse in me knows I should've called to reschedule...again...or at least called to inform the staff at the surgery center of my current condition.  I know anesthesiologists don't necessarily feel good about putting sick people "under"...especially for an elective procedure.

However, the hurting, sick me is desperate.  Since I've gotten head has felt on the verge of explosion & my occipital nerves feel as if they are on fire.

Here is hoping all goes well in the morning & they don't kick me out & tell me to come back another day!


WinnyNinny PooPoo said...

Hoping for the best!

There is an especially nasty bug going around here that lasts about 10 days. It's not a flu, but a cold per the news. Hope you don't have that....

Shauna said...

Hi Jessica,

It looks like you posted this today, and I sure hope that you are able to go through with the blocks as scheduled. The nurse in me also says 'don't do it', but the understanding patient in me says GO FOR IT!! I thinbk that it is ultimately up to the docs...please let us know how this went for you!!

If I haven't already, (haven't been online much this month), I'm adding you to my list of chronic pain and illness blogs.

Gentle Hugs----<3

Jessica said...

Hi Girls...had the procedure done as scheduled. Not sure if I made the right move or not. I'll update you all soon!

Della said...

Thank you for commenting on my blog. I hope you sis uses the idea! I'd like to add you to my chronic illness blogs. I hope all goes well for you.