Hear hear, eye eye
J's surgery last Friday went off without a hitch. (Note to self: Find out if it's wrong to laugh heartily at your child, stoned off her gourd and talking nonsense, while under the influence of medication.) To say her hearing has improved would be an understatement; now let's just hope we've seen the last of the ear infections.
This past Sunday found me at the emergency room...for which child you ask? Neither. For moi.
I had been battling (what I thought was) a sinus headache for a few days. I saw the ENT at J's pre-op appointment last Thursday and he scoped my sinuses, declaring them clear and saw no indication of why I'd been getting the headaches.
Fast forward to this past Sunday and I woke up with what may well have been the worst pain I've ever experienced...this from a gal who's birthed two babies from her 'underneefy bits' (with epidurals and all, but still). The headache got so bad, I had to go to the ER. It physically hurt to move my eyes, I was nauseous, it felt like a steel band was squeezing around my head at eye-level. I was miserable.
So, the ER...talk about a clusterfuck. Apparently, the new MO at my local ER is that you get triaged, preliminarily treated, sent back to waiting, treated some more, sent back to waiting, maybe get assigned to an ER bay, and then ultimately be discharged or admitted. In my case, this meant that I got triaged and temporarily assigned a bed while they inserted an IV, then was told to go back out and sit in the waiting room (with the heplock in my arm) for the next person to come get me (for a CT scan) about a half-hour later. Got scanned, then was returned to the waiting room yet again before being called back about a half-hour later and assigned to a bed/bay in the actual ER. There went 7 hours of my life I can't get back.
Long story short...migraine. First one ever. Relief was not immediate; in fact, I still have some lingering 'eye' pain today that is slowly tapering off. I
There is one interesting factor that coincided with this migraine. Back last week, A and I bought a new memory foam mattress topper in an effort to make our bed softer. We let it air out for a day and then put it on our bed last Monday (the 18th). I woke up the following morning with a slight headache of the sinus variety, or so I thought. That headache plagued me off and on all week long until I was finally convinced (on Sunday morning) that the link between the onset of the topper and my headache was too strong to be coincidental. The ER docs think it may be very possible as well.
I promptly pulled that bitch off the bed, had A roll it up and stuff it back in its box (no small feat since it came vacuum-packed), and I returned it to C0stc0 today. I couldn't get it out of the house fast enough.
Now, if only I can get rid of this slight lingering headache; it too cannot be gone fast enough.