The headache saga continues

The closest Dr. Easley appointment I could get was for 5:40 p.m., his last of the day. It actually timed pretty nicely for me. I had to go visit my psychiatrist a few blocks away at 3:00 p.m. Then I was supposed to have some paperwork filled out in time for a 4:00 p.m. “annual review” with the psych clinic where they basically measure how crazy I am this year as opposed to last year. That ended at five, time enough to grab some dinner before Dr. Easley.

I told him just how awful the pain was and how nothing I tried had really worked and how it would not ever go completely away. I actually showed him the Frigyes Karinthy passage that I quoted before because, hallucinations aside, it’s pretty much exactly how I felt early Saturday morning when I drove all the way to my parents’ house to get my hands on an overdose of some illegal painkillers. Dr. Easley asked lots of questions, touched me in various places to see if hurt, and shook his head at the extremity of my pain and my utter lack of other neurological symptoms.

He wants a CT scan. He had recommended that before when I came to him with these headaches. I had wanted to put it off till January because I’m uninsured right now and my insurance doesn’t kick in until the first of the year. But Dr. Easley said it should be done sooner than later. My father, bless him, agreed to pony up the money. So I’m having the CT scan done tomorrow morning. Dr. Easley gave me an injection of something or other, not Demerol, to kill the ever-present pain for tonight. He’s not sure what’s wrong with me and said it could be any of a number of those things. One of those things is some scary condition that, if not treated immediately, will cause me to go blind in a matter of weeks. (Hence him wanting a quick CT scan.)

My head does not hurt. I feel kind of woozy, like I’ve had a few too many drinks, but my head doesn’t hurt, and hopefully tomorrow we can identify the problem and fix it.

7 thoughts on “The headache saga continues

  1. Jer December 20, 2010 / 9:25 pm

    My cousin’s wife had horrible headaches and she ended up having emergency brain surgery because she had a brain aneurysm. Here’s hoping it’s nothing too serious.

  2. Kat December 20, 2010 / 10:00 pm

    Me as well. Hopefully you get good news, and maybe it is really a combination of things….bad diet, dehydration, migranes, vitamin defiect (I cannot spell the real word), with a better solution. But and CT scan will help all of that along. I hope you feel better soon, though woozy is good for now, as long as you aren’t in pain 🙂

    • Jer December 20, 2010 / 10:48 pm

      You mean to tell me that PCs still don’t automatically spell check everything? That feature has been on my Macs since 2004.

      BTW, I assume you mean Vitamin Deficiency.

      • Kat December 21, 2010 / 9:12 am

        Why yes, I did. If mine has that feature I’d be the last to know. I’m all but computer stupid.

  3. Candice December 21, 2010 / 5:17 pm

    Hoping its nothing too terrible, and that you can make a quick recovery. Thinking of you!

  4. Bev December 21, 2010 / 9:13 pm

    Hi. I have suffered from headaches since I was a little kid. I have found that Zomig helped me an awful lot. I take one, and it just washes the headache away.

    Ask you doc about Zomig.

    Bev

  5. sky blue sky December 22, 2010 / 3:54 am

    Please stay on top of this! My friend always had migraines and then in Feb 2003 she had what she said was the worst ever–nothing helped. Within a month she was dead after going into a coma with a brain aneurysm. Never write off a headache as insignificant.

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