Okay. I went to a pretty optimistic neurosurgeon’s appointment yesterday and afterward, even though I was completely exhausted, I felt like I was going to progress soon and that life would be slowly getting back to normal.
I was told, like before, that most everything should be pretty well by 8 weeks, which is 5 weeks from now. That seemed reasonable. This last 3 weeks has went at snails pace, minis the snail, so I was pretty sure I could endure 5 more weeks of it.
I say all this and then last night and this morning has been awful. Like beyond awful. All my little shower, bath, heating pad and other tricks are completely not working. I slept from 10 to a little after midnight. And then the day began. And it is still going. Yesterday my headache deal wasn’t a 10. It was probably closer to 8 or 9. But nope, back to standard now.
I did get another prescription for Perocet, but I’ve been rationing them pretty well, trying to sort of ween myself off of them. I’ve cut it down to about 4 a day. They had been pretty great for the headache problem, but add other issues. The Perocets I took last night and so far this morning have done absolutely nothing for the pain. Goes to show you that you can rely on the same old medicine at all times to work the same.
So, another 2 hours sleep. I’m sure I’ll figure out a way to get another hour or so before noon. At least I’m hoping. I was thinking about going to vote today. At least I was thinking that yesterday. Now I’m thinking maybe not. I guess it all depends how I feel later this morning.
I had thought about maybe trying to go to Louisville to watch the UCI races there this weekend. That ain’t happening. I can barely sit in a car long enough to get to the doctor’s office. 10 hours of driving on interstate isn’t an option nowadays.
Okay, sorry about this constant whining. I’ve been pretty hurt quite a few times racing bikes. This one is a doozy. The neurologist said that I should be absorbing all the extra liquid in my head pretty soon. The pressure is what is causing the headaches I guess. If I could just get a few nights sleep, I think I’d be way better off. It hasn’t been attainable as of yet. Maybe today? I need to to try to stay a bit optimistic. It has been a little difficult thus far.