Sunday, December 19, 2010
Slip And Fall
Today I fell trying to get out of the bathtub. I fell IN the bathtub. I was just trying to stand. I'm aggravated. I'm sore. I'm bruised. I'm OK. I feel stupid.
The Legs are just not cooperating. The pain is pretty severe as the fall this morning is setting in this evening plus it is compounded on top of every thing else. Argh! I'm just trying to get ready for Monday! No pain meds, no muscle relaxers, just trying to get by with occupying my mind with other things. Distraction!
We are very shorthanded at work this week (we are closed Thursday and Friday and most co-workers with kids try to take the rest of the week off too!). I don't have children, so I never try to schedule time off around Christmas, and generally get a lot of work caught up this week. Just praying that The Legs and The Headache and The Belly will not revolt. Just three days! Surely I can do this.
A couple of fellow headache sufferers that I have become acquainted with over the past few months have gotten or will be getting occipital stimulators before January. The surgery is not fun (after all it is surgery and people are poking you with sharp objects) but I hope that they will get the benefit from electrical buzzing goodness that I have. I still have headache pain, it isn't a cure all by any means, and if I turn it off (as I found out this fall) I still have excruciating headache pain. With it on the pain is manageable, bearable, livable and The Headache is not nearly so overpowering.
The Cleveland Clinic is possibly going to have another migraine/neurostimulator study, and I know the Mayo Clinic is going to be doing another study this coming year. If these are like the last studies, then major medical centers across the US will be participating also. There may be more than one study going on at the same time for different manufacturers of stimulators. I was at the end of my rope when I got accepted into the one in 2008, and I am so grateful for the pain relief I have experienced. Hoping more people get the opportunity to get "hardware" like mine!