Monday, April 21, 2008

No more pain, please!

Last night and all through this morning, I had a very bad headache. This is the third month it's been like that. I'll swing by my doctor's office tomorrow because I don't want that again next month. The pill has got to be changed.

I started feeling the headache coming up while I was singing along to the videoke at my aunt and cousin's birthday bash yesterday, probably at around 4pm. I blamed it on the fact that I hadn't had a wink of sleep since getting up for work the previous night. I went back and took a dip in the pool and had my little nephews massage my head a bit. The shower after seem to have given me some comfort - but not for long.

The pain became a little stronger on the trip home, specially when I had to sleep at an uncomfortable position, having to share the backseat with three other sleeping boys - AJ 3, Esban 6, and Adam 7.

I had a temporary reprieve from pain when we stopped for a light dinner at McDonald's and I bought a cooling Starbucks frappuccino next door. I didn't sleep the rest of the way home, my nephews wanted to sing. It was straight to bed as soon as we arrived home at around
9pm. I didn't even bother to download the few pictures I managed to take. I woke up several times through the night with the pain really giving me a hard time, and the heat making matters worse. Medication wasn't something I wanted to resort to at that point, I was determined that sleep was all I needed. But at 6 in the morning - it was just unbearable. My mom said I should just take the meds, or go to the hospital. I took the pain medication and my dad used this massaging contraption on me. There was temporary relief with that, but the pain came back as soon as it stopped. I waited about 15 minutes but the nagging pain was still there. I felt like throwing up and remembered what the ER doctor told me last time: if I threw up, I had to go back and see them. No. So I went back to sleep.

At 10AM, I woke up and the headache was gone. I was still feeling heavy. When I went to the john, I saw a small brownish spot. All that pain for that!

I swear I feel it coming back right now. It's like it's lurking. Like the medicine temporarily numbed me to it but it's still there. It's not supposed to come back though, the doctor said the medicine has a 24-hour effect. I've only had it in my body for a little more than 12 hours.

Please, I don't want anymore of it.



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