Tuesday, August 27, 2013

I'll Sleep When I'm Dead

....I just wish that day were yesterday.

Sorry guys, no real post today.  I'll give you a brief update on my aching head.

I hovered around a 3 on the pain scale most of the day. That is about as low as it ever gets.  The doc had me re-establish the numbers, as she thinks anything above a 7 should get you to a doctor or hospital.

Fine - I can recaliber the scale.

In the afternoon I took Petey on his walk and lo and behold about one-third of the way into it, pain crept to a 6 then a 7 - easily.  But nothing I could do but try to get him through his walk.

I love that dog, but he thwarted my entire walk. He opted not to - or at least not fast.  Our normal 35 minute walk took one hour and ten minutes.  And the killer, he didn't even drop a deuce.

By the time I got home, I was a full-fledged 8.

Fuck the doctor, I took pain med and went and put my head on pillows.  Within another two hours I was back to a 4 or so.  Only then did Petey want to out in the yard and cop a squat.  At least Sophie tended to me.

Dinner didn't really happen. I started to prep it and stopped. 710 kindly finished, but I was so nauseated that I took a few bites and went to the couch.  I am forcing fluids though.  I don't know why. 

It was too late for me to call my neurologist so I will do that first thing in this morning.  ...and no, the emergency department on a Monday is horrid.  FYI - it is the busiest day in all EDs.  People wait all weekend to see their doc, can't get in and then go to the ED for treatment. Wait times are doubled - easily.

So we are on day 457 11 of this trip through hell.  Honestly, I will try to keep these to a minimum.

Oh look there - I did get a post.  Honest, I was going to just say 'no post today' and leave it be, but I can't stop myself.

Song by:  Warren Zevon


Anonymous said...

Oh man. I hope they find out what's going on quick.

Raybeard said...

Oh Lordy, this has gone way beyond 'serious'! I'm getting scared myself now, though realising that it's only a fraction of what you're going through yourself. I'm hoping like hell that you'll quickly be smiling again, having put this miserable episode behind you. Very best of luck, my friend. Positive vibes are on their way.

Birdie said...

Are you having to work through all of this? I have to think the pain would keep you from being able to concentrate. I'm so sorry this is ongoing. Keep throwing doctors at it until they determine the cause.

Erik Rubright said...

At least Sophie's taking care of you...

I hope you get to feeling more human soon.