Jul 09, 2010
In the mornings and the mid evenings are my worst part of the days. In the morning, getting out of bed is hard and painful then getting balanced to go to the restroom or go upstairs to get breakfast and coffee going is a task in it's self. It's funny after the fact but at the moment rushing to the restroom to make it and running into everything because I don't have my balance, is something from a cartoon. Then in the mid evening I hurt so bad and am no fun to be around. Who wants to be around someone who is a grouch or on the flip side of the coin, who wants to sit and watch their love one in severe pain? I usually call it a night about 7:30 pm and I will watch TV or a movie or even be on the computer, I just have to be laying down.
A week ago I was coming up our stairs, yes my bedroom is downstairs. I was a little bit of balance but was taking it slow. At the twelfth stars and at the top, I lost my balance and fell to the bottom. My son came rushing down the stairs and beat my husband out of bed to my side. I don't recall hitting any stairs on the way down but boy did I hit my head. I saw blood on the floor, and started feeling my head to see where the blood was coming from. Well thank goodness it wasn't from my head but on of my elbows. I laid there for a few minutes, got my bearing, and got to my feet with my families assistance. I was given a towel and placed it on my elbow and then, assisted, made the trip upstairs. I sat on the couch and iced my head on and off for a few hours. Followed, instructions, for head injuries and to my amazement my neck and back were not in a lot of pain. Oh boy, both my elbows and most of all my head did. For the rest of the day I did take it easy but did do laundry and house chores that I was able to do based on what my pain would allow me to do. I did lay down quite a bit and wanted to take a nap but husband thought it best that I stay awake until I was ready for bed. Later in the evening I started to feel nauseous and took some under the tongue tablets I had.
The next morning my head hurt so bad, I mean it was worse then any migraine I've ever had and it was very painful to turn my head to left to right. I felt so sick to my stomach, worse then any morning sickness I'd experienced and I have 4 kids. We ended up going to the emergency room and they ended up giving me a shot which of course made me feel better. The doctor was giving me a strength test and asking me to pull my arms against his. He kept telling me to pull harder, finally I told him that I was and explained that since my accident once again the right side is weaker then my left side. Anyway, everything looked ok, they said I had a concussion and to follow up with my primary physician. I did as instructed and then was told that the headaches and nauseous feeling could come and go for weeks, just great! On top of what I already have to deal with and now this...
Well I saw my surgeon yesterday, 2 weeks maybe less, since my fall, went over everything and my doctor referred me to see another doctor but this doctor being a psychologist. I asked my doctor if he thought all of the pain I was experiencing was in my head that I only thought I was feeling this. He said of course not, he explained that he wanted me to be evaluated by a pain psychologist for closed head trauma. My scans of my neck and back have not changed since the car accident. What has changed since the car accident is or could be neurological. Well that was good news for my neck and back. It was recommended to me that we restart neck and lumbar injections once again for pain relief. So we are now awaiting appointments.
Quote of the day:
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson