Under Pressure

I’ve been singing this in my head for months.  It just seemed appropriate for today’s post. After several months, I had my appointment with a neurologist. Finally. At issue here is the cause(s) of my violent and painful headaches.  My primary physician wrote them off as mere migraines, but as someone who’s had those painful…

Through the Looking Glass

A month.  That’s how long I’ve been gone from here. A month. At one point, I was writing at least three times a week, but no more.  Gone are the days of me thinking that such a thing is even possible – why is that?  I have ideas, but I don’t have the energy or…

The Medical Detective

It’s been two weeks since my medical exam and I’ve yet to hear anything about it.  I know that I’m not the only patient there, but you’ve got to be kidding me.  The only thing that I’m confident about as of this writing is that I’m not in any immediate mortal danger (although, the night…

A Few Updates . . . and a Question

Hello, World! It’s been nearly a month since my last post, and I thought I was beyond that sort of procrastination, but it seems that I’m not.  Then again, it’d be different if I had some actual news to report, but I don’t.  With the conclusion of the semester and the fun that follows (spoiler:…

The Procedure

It happened. Visit to Dentist #4 resulted in a root canal procedure.  I did not want one (preferring extraction over the more complicated work), but the dentist – who was one of the nicest medical professionals I’ve ever met – convinced me that the long-term problems with a tooth removal weren’t worth the time and…

A Mystery Solved

In the time since my last missive, some resolution has been achieved. Much like an episode of Poirot, a long and baffling mystery has now come to an end. Tangent time:  I like Poirot – or at least, the version created by David Suchet.  I’ve only read a few of the Poirot stories, but it’s…

Feeling Safe

Well, my visit to Physician #4 has given me something to think about – specifically, that my never-ending source of pain might be due to a compromised nerve.  Now, I’ve said this pretty much for the last month, noting that I felt very strongly that my headaches were due to something that I either had…

Being in a Funk

Guess who contracted the flu? Too easy?  Well, let me put it this way: Guess who contracted the flu; was seemingly over it – and thus stupidly reduced his medication, became re-infected with the flu, and has spent the last three days fighting fatigue and a massive “Please Shoot Me Now” headache? After heavily investing…

A Welcomed Surprise

Last night, I received a telephone call regarding my sister. I’d visited on Wednesday (both before and after work), and I knew that she was no longer sedated.  I also knew that she was awake, competent, and slowly coming to terms with what had happened to her.  So when I got the call last evening, I…

This Week

My sister’s condition has stabilized, but that’s neither good nor bad.  The physicians still have no clue as to what’s going on, nor do they have any idea as to how to combat it.  All we can do is be still, pray, and wait. I have faith that my sister will recover, but it’s not…