Nov 19, 2008
Im sorry for not getting back to all of you I had a bad week. I was referred to a new Dr as mine was retiring and this Dr doesnt believe in Narcotics so I was taken off the vicodin--cold turkey. this Dr would not even give me enough to taper off. The only thing that works for the pain but what was worse was the withdrawls for 3 days. Needless to say I am seeing a new Dr this week.
To me there is a diffference between head pain where your whole head hurts to touch and a 24/7 headache (sometimes cluster headaches). I dont know what to say about recovery time abd what to expect. I wasnt told anything so I am learning as I go. Sometimes my speech is either slow (when I cant remember the words) or I stammer. I cant concentrate, and still get dizzy or off balance.
I cant walk toofast for fear of falling over. I havent slept on my left side in 6 mos because the pressure makes my scar or head hurt (i do have a plate also).I have to write down everything so I wont forget. sometimes I see things all scrambled and numbers, counting cash is very hard for me. People seem to think IM OK they say you seem pretty sharp, I think to myself because I am responsive and not drooling they think Im OK. I cry alot mostly out of frustration but every day I know I am and will get better - just believe, and I hope this helps most of your questions.you know where to find me if you have questions - sorry this was so long guess I need to vent also.