What a week

I must say, I don’t believe I’ve had a week go so badly in many years.

Let’s start with Tuesday. I was supposed to write up a post detailing the chiropractor’s findings. Sorry I missed that, but I missed the chiropractor appointment. I hit a flat piece of metal on the interstate on the way. I made it to within 10 miles before my front tire went completely flat. I had gashed the tire badly and was lucky to make it off the highway. I rescheduled my appointment and limped over to the nearest tire store on my spare. Of course, had my tire not gone flat, I may not have realized how badly I need knew brake pads. So I consider it a blessing

Wednesday I woke up early with a serious migraine followed by 24 hours of fever and extreme nausea. I don’t know if I had a stomach bug that triggered a migraine or if the symptoms were just from the killer headache.

Thursday my husband had a tonsillectomy. The days since I’ve been caring for him.

On the bright side, I’m guest blogging for him while he’s out of commission. If you want to see the spiritual side of my writing, check out his blog: The Year of Prayer

My rescheduled chiropractor follow-up is in the morning. Hopefully I can get a post up shortly about that. I don't think my stiff neck is causing my head pain, but we'll see what he says. If treatment might help and isn't outrageously expensive I'll consider it.

Good night! Hopefully you’ll hear from me tomorrow.

Ouch, That Stings.

I had my first series of Botox injections and survived. It will be a few weeks before I know how much it helps.

Note the positive tone there. I don’t know what we can do next if it doesn’t help.

It hurt.

I’m no baby when it comes to pain, and I managed fine. Still, I will not be bringing my personal photographer (aka my daughter) to document the experience. According to my husband, my grimace will hurt her as much as the injections hurt me. They are brief, and over quickly. Dr. P. said the forehead is the worst for most people, but I vote right side. Apparently I’m a bit tense and I need to loosen up my neck and shoulders, so those injections hurt a bit more than usual.

I wonder if tension is worsening my headaches? I’ll work on that.

No serious side effects. For the first few hours I had  brief stinging sensations in some of the injection sites, but the discomfort was minimal. My pain level has been greater today and I have a few sore spots. Especially on the right temple.

So I think we need an I survived botox bumper sticker (or web banner.) It needs to be mildly cryptic so people will puzzle over what it means, like the marathon sticker. Here’s my go at making one:

Botox bumper sticker

 

Happy coping to you all!