Thursday, June 02, 2011
I had great intentions of tracking all my food again, posting on the boards, etc. I have lost 2 lbs since breaking the plateau so am obviously doing something right, but haven't had time to Spark much.
Getting ready for my hip replacement is becoming time consuming and life keeps throwing extra stuff at me. I'm trying to get things in order at work but today learned I have to do something like 28 patient assessments, double what I had last month with less than 1/2 the time. Trying to get my last 2 MS clients squared away so can close their files before I go to hospital but doctors & others are being slow to respond with things I need to finish. I have an hour drive to the anemia clinic weekly & have to fit in visits to primary doc, dentist, etc.
Worst of all, my poor daughter is on DAY 8 of a migraine! She's a high school Junior/college Freshman & they did a demonstration in class of inducing the mammalian dive reflex. The idea was to hold their breath while putting face into very cold water. (This slows heart rate & raises blood pressure.) They told kids not to do it if they had heart problems but failed to mention that it commonly causes headache. And because it's a college program, no notice to parents. Also no response to my complaint, other than to tell my daughter she "should have listened to her body" better.
Poor kid has never had a migraine before but there's a strong family history. If I'd known I probably would have told her to pass. Anyway, once the migraine started it refused to stop. She's been to the doctor 3 times & has had muscle relaxers, Imitrex, narcotics and a CAT scan so far. She's currently on Percocet to keep the pain tolerable while we wait to see if Elavil will control the migraine. Oh, did I mention it's finals week?
She's better today (pain 5 out of 10 when pain meds wear off instead of 8-9 when it started). But of course I'll worry until she's all better. And because I'll be in the hospital, will have to trust my ex to follow up on this. He SUCKS at anything medical. Really. I could tell you stories.
Anyway, it's almost midnight. I need to get up early to drive daughter to school (she's a trooper) so bed would probably be a good idea about now... Back at it tomorrow...