16 July 2015
My Health Journey continues
I had started to see the pain easing and was looking to discuss changes to the meds when I got a cold. I think an elephant (well maybe it was really a tiger) sat on my chest! I had the worst chest cold I have had in quite a long time, probably 6 years. I was quite sick with it and then it went into my head which adds pain there. But never did get a sore throat! I completely lost my appetite with it. It took a good 3 weeks to shake it and even after I still had slight traces of it. This meant I wasn't sure what was cold pain or head pain as Sinus pressure is similar in feel.
I was still able to attend a good friends wedding and I handled it so much better than I would have 12 months ago. The noise did affect me at times but I managed and had a good time. It did totally exhaust me. It gives me hope of maybe attending some cricket this year. I may not handle a whole day but even a session would be a bonus.
The pain has been rising again and I have been wondering about changing meds. So after talking with my dr we are raising one and changing another to see if it makes any difference.
I did see a duty dr the next morning (I had rung to ask what I should do and they said to ring back in the morning) I am fine but had a couple of nice shiners for a few days. Still a little bruised around the eyes. They are still quite painful, especially the bridge of the nose which I cut slightly (not enough to bleed but its got a cut on it). It makes wearing glasses painful. Oh and that is one blessing I wasn't wearing glasses at the time or I think it would have been a whole lot worse! So I added pain to my already pained head.
I see the pain specialist next week to see what we try next. I am not sure if I would be willing to have another nerve block knowing how much pain the first one ended up causing but on the other hand if it was done differently it may be useful. It did help my shoulder.