Wednesday, October 21, 2009

On the Road Again

Hopefully on the Mend

Tomorrow I'm back on the road for work. A day or two at a new client's location, doing some preliminary work to get ready for the upcoming installation. Hoping that The Belly and The Headache behave themselves. I am bringing many changes of clothes in case my myriad digestive problems manifest themselves with urgency.

These new clients are very organized and it is always great to go and see them, as a lot gets accomplished in a short time. I know they are nervous about the change over to our system, but they are preparing in the best manner possible and will do great!

Driving is a problem for me lately. I fall asleep at the wheel, even on my normal 45 minute commute. I have to pull over and sleep and then go again. I thought it was the occipital stimulator but now I am beginning to think it is another manifestation of The Headache. I had the stimulator turned down to the imperceptable level for the last couple of days to rest my head which had been getting sore from over stimulation - kinda like when you wear a ponytail too tight and your scalp gets ouchy - and I still almost fell asleep going home tonight. I guess I am just going to have to factor in extra time to get anywhere because of this. If it gets worse I may have to quit driving until I can figure out what is going on, as I don't want to hurt myself or anyone else from my own negligence.

My new compounded medicine seems to work just fine. I don't think I am absorbing as much medication as I should but am afraid to double dose myself. The effect of the transdermal delivery is different, very subtle as if it takes a while to get where it needs to go. Hoping this will put the whammy on the remnants of The Headache!

P.S. I can't think of this song without thinking of my Aunt Vi, who I remember in one of her joyful moments singing this song while she danced in her houseslippers and housedress at my uncle's house, swishing her skirt and doing some fancy footwork! There was a lady who lived life in the moment.


  1. Oh my. Please be careful on the road. Oh how I wish I could take all this pain away for you.

  2. I've been noticing the sleepiness driving more and more. Will just have to proactively nap at set intervals I think! I think some of it is fatigue related to pancreatitis too. It makes you feel very tired...

    It's times like this I wish I lived somewhere with public transport. Living in the boonies means no easy way to get anywhere!

    Wishing we all never had to deal with hurts! Drat it all! (((sue)))