Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Pain Free!?!

I can now say I have been pain free for 2 days... HURRAY!! That is a small accomplishment that I am worried I am jinxing. After having an excruciating headache for more than 3 weeks, 2 days of no pain literally feels like eternity of no pain. I pray I have many more days of no pain!!

Friday, December 14, 2007


That is what I am feeling today. I learned yesterday at my birthday dinner that my Primary Care Physician died Monday in a motorcycle accident and I am devistated. I really respected this man. He is the one that wanted to call a horse a zebra, be proactive with my headaches and get me a MRI. He is the one that diagnosed my Chiari. Without him I could still be searching.

I am so sad. He was so young. 49! Last month he would have turned 50. Right before Christmas. WHY!?!?! I feel so blessed that I saw him just a couple of days before Thanksgiving.

You will be missed Dr. Welch. Forever riding your Harley in the sky with those piercing blue eyes. You were wise and will be missed!!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Another new Dr.

I saw a new doctor on Tuesday. He was a Pain Management Doctor. I am now on a drug called Topamax. He did tell me there was one side effect. I am bracing myself for something devistating like I will grow another nose or something and he says. Weightloss! Hallelujah! This is the best side effect one could ever have! Weight loss here I come!!

He also want's to try some injections in my neck that will temporarily deaden my nerves that are being constricted by my tightened neck muscles. Travis isn't so keen on this idea. I have posted a question about this on my Chiari listserv and have gotten mixed responses. I think right now I am going to do a month of Topamax and go from there.

Don't tell anyone but as far as headaches go, I have had a pretty good month. I know I just jinxed myself, but oh well...