Thursday, October 06, 2011

Health Update

I’m posting this early, but it hasn’t been as good a medical week as last week. Sunday I felt completely worn out. I was able to work on HPS stuff in the afternoon, but missed church again. That was disappointing.

Monday and Tuesday were fantastic days! I had lots of energy and got lots done. Tuesday night I had a few dizzy spells. It wasn’t the kind of dizzy where you feel you might pass out. Rather, it was the kind of dizzy where you feel as though the world is sideways and if you move your head too quickly, things begin to spin.

At around 5:00 am on Wednesday, I woke up with a horrible, horrible headache. The strange thing was it was only the right side of my head that hurt, but it REALLY HURT! I’m sure I took way too much Tylenol, but the first dose didn’t even touch the pain. The back of my head hurt to the forehead. The most painful part was my jaw bone to my ear. My cheek hurt, and even my teeth on the right side of my head ached.

I ate nothing until a salad in the evening.

I stayed in bed most of the day Wednesday, getting up only to take another Tylenol and go to the bathroom. Sleep was blessed as when I was awake, even the touch of the pillow on my face was painful

By last night I was feeling much better – just tired.

Today my headache is mild. I didn’t use my CPAP last night, fearing the pressure would only bring back the headache. So, of course, today I’m very, very tired. I didn’t wake up until around 10:00 am! I’ve left the house to sit at Homers because I know if I stay home, I won’t be able to resist sleeping. I've been sitting here sweating though, and it's not that hot here today. My throat is starting to hurt. Probably those sinuses are draining. I hope I'm not running a fever.

I have so much to do, but I plan to take it somewhat easy tonight.

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