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Not enough hours in the day

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...
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  • PUGRAD1995
    Hope the daughter gets rid of the migraine. The only time I have ever had UTIs was during finals weeks. Definitely high pressure time.

    Good luck on the hip replacement too.
    2512 days ago
    congrats on losing 2 lbs,.. hope your daughter feels better. emoticon
    2515 days ago
    The migraine may be hanging on because of the stress level your daughter is under--finals week in college is ALWAYS a headache, though not usually literally!...

    You may want to consider something a little out of the ordinary, like acupuncture or meditation techniques to try and control the pain. I use meditation regularly for my fibromyalgia issues (a chronic pain disease) and though I've been slacking off a bit, I'm renewing my efforts as I too am going through some additional horrendous medical scheduling issues right now. (hand surgery, ischemia problem, had surgery a week ago last Monday... blah blah blah! LOL)

    I totally get it! LOL

    You will make it through all this though, you know that. Just post when you can, and know that SP is here waiting whenever you need it--as are your team mates...

    Kathy emoticon for you AND your daughter... emoticon
    2515 days ago
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