Friday, August 31, 2007

Pics of my EEG

I told you was going to post pictures of my Medusa do. So here they are:

I still have no results. I guess no news is good news!

Monday, August 20, 2007

So much to post... So little time!

Well since my last post so much has happened!

On the 6th I was feeling lightheaded before leaving a coworkers office and instead of making a fool out of myself by saying, "Excuse me while I put my head between my legs," I decided I just wanted to go and put my head on my desk. I made it one step out of her office and passed out cold. This wasn't just a your knees go loose and you fall the floor gracefully, this was a your body goes as stiff as a board and you land chin first on a concrete floor covered with industrial carpet passout. Oh the irony of not wanting to cause a scene!

I was taken by Ambulance to the ER where I was x-rayed for broken jaw (none, thank goodness) and CT Scanned for a brain bleed (none again!).

Instead I got a huge bruise and goose egg on my chin
(this picture doesn't even do it justice!) and a blown vein from their first attempt at an IV.

I was released that afternoon and was told by my neurologist that I needed to have an EEG done "because there was no way it was the Chiari that caused me to faint."

Right have you read any of the listservs I am on. Oh well I digress.

So here I am today officially hooked up to 23 wires for the next 48 hours having my brainwaves measured. Oh what fun!! Don't worry I am going to take pictures. Who wouldn't want to document this medusa hairstyle?

Monday, August 6, 2007

So that is what a migraine is...

Friday I had the worst headache, but it was different from all my pressure headahces. It just ached across the top of my forehead. I tried every prescribed medication I had. NOTHING WORKED! Laying down made it worse. I slept terribly Friday night. I literally sat up in bed to sleep. Around 4am I felt so nauseous. I ran to the bathroom and got sick a couple of times and went back to bed. I knew that the sickness was simply from the pain. Fast forward a couple of hours, still feeling sick, still have a headache. Get sick again... and again. Finally I forced myself to eat something so I could try and take some more medicine. I took some Excederin Tension and guess what, it worked! How ironic that I have 3 pain prescriptions and none of them worked but a non-prescription drug worked! And thank goodness it did.

I don't ever want to experience that miserableness again!