Two weeks ago I had a Lumbar Puncture and have had the time from hell since.
The actual procedure went ok the Doctor and nurses were wonderful at putting me at my ease..could easily fallen for the Doctor!!
The aftermath has been horrendous...
The hospital is an hours drive from home, so having been told to lie flat on my back for at least 24 hours I had to sit for that long only a few hours after it was done. That was the start of the pain in the head, I had been fine until then..
Went straight up the stairs when i got home and flat on my back and there I stayed only moving to go to the loo and even then I had to wait until I really really had to go before I could manage to get myself there and it is only outside my bedroom door!! The pain was unbearable, I actually though I was going to die at one point.
I rang my GP who told me lie flat on your back and drink load of caffeine...I obeyed and no improvement...11 days later and I can get up for more than a few mins yeepee! This Sunday I was able to sit up for most of the day and yesterday I actually got up and drove the 3 miles to take my son to school RESULT.
In the midst of all my woes we too had a budget here in Ireland and I am now officially screwed.....and to add insult to injury my child benefit has been stopped because of some form that they did not received (I had in fact send them the same form 3 time!!) So today I thought I was clear headed enough to tackle that particular problem otherwise there will be no Santa in this house this year and Christmas may be in a black out too!!
Guess what I was told by the wonderful lady in the Child Benefit Dept "Ah well in may be out to you before Christmas and it may not deal with it you are not the only person affected"
Oh the joys of the season of good will lol
Have a rheumatology apt tomorrow 2 hour drive to that hospital so who is betting the head will be throbbing by the time i get there and have to sit hours waiting to be seen? Hopefully at least I will get the results of LP and see where we go from there..
Rant over. Thanks for listening!