My hubby just washed my hair for me. I’ve needed this so bad for the past couple days… and over the past 6 days my hubby has been my super hero, taking care of the kids, while working overtime at work (from home), cleaning, dinner making, laundry folding, and more.
I thought I should take a quick minute to let you know what’s up with me lately, since depending on how the rest of the week goes, you might not hear from me for a couple more days… I don’t like to blog much about the “down” side of life, because I see my blog as an escape, and don’t want it to become a place for me to complain! But I thought you all deserved a little current update on me!
I’ve mentioned before that I have been dealing with daily headaches since September 9th of last year. I know the date, and remember it well, because I was pretty sure I must have meningitis, my head hurt so much! I was quickly put on meds, was given a CT scan, and was put on the list to be put under a neurologists care. Fast forward 9 months to last week Wednesday, and the neurologist gave me a Lumbar Puncture to test further. I was told an after-effect could be a really bad headache, but I had no idea it would make me bed-ridden since that moment!! Lots of pain medications have been swallowed, thrown up, and useless for this incredible headache pain I have. Do any of you have experience with this?! I’d love to hear about it!!
Apparently this is common in women between the ages of 20 – 40 with a history of headaches. My neurologist explained to me that last measure they take for this reaction is called a “blood patch”, where he would take blood from my arm and insert it into the original spot from the lumbar puncture… the reason for my reaction is a spinal fluid leakage, and this blood patch creates a blockage, to seal the leak. Today I called his office, planning to beg for a blood patch, but wasn’t able to get in touch with him directly. Tomorrow my hubby will take over and demand one!! I am just so thankful that he has been able to work from home this whole time, and that my parents have been so helpful… that’s where the girls are right now! So helpful!
Since lifting my head off the pillow hurts an excruciating amount, my hair was getting pretty unruly! Turns out hanging my head over the edge of the tub doesn’t hurt so much, so hubby helped with the washing!
Praying either my body heals over night tonight, or that the doctor can do something soon… either way, I’m pretty fed up, and very disappointed that I’m missing out on my kids very fun final days of school activities! Other than that, I will be back when I feel better, probably with a glass of wine in my hand!
(read the follow-up post here.)