Thursday, July 26, 2007

Back from the dr.

Today was my 6 week check-up. I now have an even more complicated medication regime. The Nurse Practitioner changed everything up because she said that I shouldn't have to take pain medicine everyday. I am now on my original medicine that I started 6 weeks ago plus she added something called Kappra. It is actually an anti-seizure medicine. There are 2 possible side effects that I could develop. The first is hallucinations. The dr. said that if I wake up in the middle of the night and see a pink dog in the window, not to be alarmed! The second is this medicine can make you mean/mad. GREAT!! Like I am not already mean enough! She said that if at anytime I feel like the side effects are worse than the cure we can change. Mostly she said that the biggest side effect will probably be fatigue. Like I need any help with that!

So that was my visit in a nutshell. She also gave me a new pain med. Hopefully I won't have to take it too often and I go back in 6 weeks...

On a side note Travis and I trying to decide if I should switch insurance. I am in open enrollment for mine but we are moving to a PPO which would be fine you have deductibles and they pay 80/20. Well we are pretty sure I will have surgery within the year and we don't want to have to pay for it. Gotta love insurance!!

Monday, July 2, 2007

This was a BAD weekend.

I got up on Friday and knew that it was going to be a bad day. I made myself take a shower, get dressed and go to work. But by 9 am I had coworkers telling me to go home, I looked that bad! So I went home and laid on the couch for the day. I took every drug I could (prescribed that is) and it still didn't work. I could barely move my head or my eyes. I felt horrible. Closing my eyes didn't help because the muscles in my eyes hurt so bad.

So I muster through it and woke up Saturday still feeling pretty awful. I went through the day trying not to be a party pooper and acting like I felt ok. I didn't. No one can really know the pain. As unless I let it show on my face, they have no idea. Once again maxed out on my medicine. Got up Sunday feeling better but through the middle of Sunday school I had to go take more medicine. Fought my way through church without wincing too much every time we had to stand up, even made it down the aisle for communion. But dinner I was feeling much better.

This morning I woke up headache free! NICE! Yet here is it 8:30 and I have already taken some medicine because I could feel it coming on.

I just don't know how I am supposed to live like this forever. This is literally taking the life right out of me. It is stealing my life!