Ok, so now I use this space as I said I would: to recount my day, and the pain within it (and hopefully sometimes the lack thereof). Today was a rough rough pain day. I woke with a stabbing headache behind my eyes, my neck hurting. This is one of those blinding headaches I do not get all the time. It all starts at the back of my head, where it normally is, I can handle this normal pain after 3 years. And normally does not bother me until the headache travels up and over my whole head.
I had these injections last week to help the pain in my head and my arms, and things have been better. However, now when I am in pain, it is a much more traumatic experience. The fact that I call this traumatic is a horrible, but this is what it is doing to me emotionally, and the pain feels so much more intense. So I stayed home from work, unfortunately, losing more money, but I need to not beat myself up for this. My pain was at about a 9 all day, crying level at some points, and this leaves me in no shape to work. I am lucky to have a lovie cat who sticks close when I am in pain (she knows) and a husband who does everything he can to help me. The day is nearly done, loading up on PK’s for sleep and taking the extra muscle relaxer, in the hopes that I will be through with this blinding pain soon. A girl can hope.