Venting, thanking, and hoping

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Venting, thanking, and hoping

Post by Laura on Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:29 am

Well, I'm in my second week of a migraine that just won't let up. I do have a chronic daily headache - but this a real long-lasting migraine. Right now it feels like a hot poker is pushing its way through my cheek bone. I'm starting a medrol dose pack tomorrow. My GP was kind enough to call in a prescription -- since I refuse to see that neurologist who wears cologne again. I'm home from work and about to use ice and heat.

When I was at the drug store I was having a conversation with pharmacist about whether or not I could take a Keterolac injection tonight before I start the Medrol tomorrow - because the pain is so severe. I can't. However, the woman standing in line behind me must have overheard and maybe saw how shaken I was. She told me she was so sorry I was in so much pain. She told me she understood that it made both functioning and resting so difficult. I was so touched - here was this total stranger sympathizing. I nearly started crying on the spot. I thanked her and told her how much I appreciated her comments - that it really meant something to me. We really do have the power to make someone's day better with small kindnesses.

I made an appointment last week with a neurologist and specialist at a headache clinic in Houston, Texas. She lists some diagnostic procedures and treatments that were not offered to me by the neurologists and headache specialists I've seen so far. Houston is a 3 to 4 hour drive - so I hope the appointment will be fruitful. If her bookings are any indication, she should be good. The earliest appointment I could get is July 24th.

Fingers crossed.

I really do appreciate this forum. I'm thankful you are all here.

Now off to ice my face and rest in a hot tub.
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Re: Venting, thanking, and hoping

Post by Tee on Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:21 pm

Sorry to read you are having a bad run and hope the lady in Houston can help - will be interesting to see what she has on offer...

And indeed those kind words from stranger are heaven sent.......words can be so powerful when given at the right time ((HUGS))

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