I am so glad I left the ER far behind because they only would have continued to give me painkillers. They would have assumed I was “med seeking.” Geez, the last thing I wanted was pills. I wanted to know why. So they told me, “It’s nothing.” Hey, it wasn’t “nothing.” What total assholes. I told them, over and over, “I normally do not get headaches” and I meant that.
Obviously, they were totally wrong. They interrupted me, and disregarded my opinions. They discussed me behind my back like I was a “case.” I am not a thing.
So after I got home, I noticed something. They never would have found this. When I picked up Puzzle’s poops, I noticed pain. Very bad pain! Then, I dropped something in the bathroom. Again, searing pain…in my head. Yep, that ole headache came right back! Not only that, I had this odd pain under my butt. Now how weird is that? Not where I banged it, but under it.
Usually, sciatic nerve pain happens to people with desk jobs. Folks like psychiatrists! However, mine came right after I got banged up from the seizure. Again, I banged my elbow, my hip (apparently in several places on the right side) and also, at least twice VERY HARD on my head, which apparently didn’t do serious harm except gash my scalp in a nasty-looking way. Honestly, I think I need it checked again, but we’ll see. All I know is I can’t see it, THEY didn’t examine it, and it’s still super tender. However, that very odd butt pain started right after the seizure. And now, the headache pain, along with ringing in the ears starts up when I bend a certain way.
However, the good news is that as soon as I became aware, and told myself, “Hey, don’t bend like that!” I stopped for the entire day. Really! After that, I didn’t get a bad headache, only a little one to “remind” me when I was a bad girl and bent a little bit wrong. Or stood funny, Standing can be odd at times….
Walking feels fine, especially a brisk walk when the weather is super nice. Probably running is going to feel great. I might try an exercise bike even though I do not like them, but I fear it might HURT. We’ll see.
I looked up online for suggestions for sleep positions. One site (for the record) suggested a bath prior to bedtime, and also, sleeping on your back with the KNEES elevated. That might even work! I think, though, I’ll let Puzzle decide on that. Her judgement is very good. Actually, when it comes to sleeping, I let her be boss because she runs the roost round here. Except I would NEVER admit that while I am awake…..