WHEW! I'm exhausted.
I share her sentiments. I have had a couple of tiring days. But you'll be happy to hear that finally, FINALLY, I have reason to think that I might find an answer to my dilemma.
Yesterday, I went to the Headache Clinic, about a half hour from my home. I was up all night the night before, thinking and worrying about it. Hey, I feel like I've been going in circles for FOUR months now, and I was desperate.
My appointment was at 9:30 a.m., I expected to be there for ONE hour, and I was there for FOUR hours. Exam, all kinds of testing, and the grand finale, two shots of novacaine in the back of my head.
But at long last, an answer, and a plan.
My tests revealed that there is damage to C2, C5, and C6 in my cervical spine, with a whole lot of inflammation that is causing my headache and neck pain.
Next week: two appointments, an injection to my neck in each one. Week after: two more appointments, and two more injections.
Apparently, I have a headache that is 'hard wired' now, and needs to be interrupted. To do that will take about 3 months of testing, injections, and searching for the exact nerve(s) that are causing the problem.
I feel, at least, like I am in good hands.
I am relieved to have someone taking charge of this monster in my head.
I'm not going to think about the injections right now.
Pain is pain. I already know that I can take it.
I live for the hope that there is an end to it.
At the studio, I finally got the sewing machine going, and the 20 medium tote bags are finished. Hope to have the pictures on my web site soon.
I want to say right here, that all of your comments, emails, prayers, wishes......all your concerns, have been very comforting, and helpful.
I have friends that I see all the time, and I have all of you, who I don't see. But that doesn't make you any less friends.
And I thank you.
Sydney thanks you.
Cause you know she speaks for me sometimes, or do I speak for her?
You keep coming back here, and you keep encouraging me, and that, dear friends, is priceless.