As it turns out, my headache is caused by my pain medication...imagine that...
I never would have thought that in a million years. But, it's true. If I don't take a pain pill for longer than the 4-6 hour window, then take it, my headache returns.
Thanks you guys for all of your advice...
But if you take it every 4-6 hours, no headache? Guess you know what to do, then. Unless, of course, you can do without it completely or switch to another med that may not cause that problem.
Sandy, I was in the hospital very sick and in severe pain, so they started pain management for a few days pre-op and the nurses were floored because I was no longer in pain but my head was about to explode!! Had the room as cold and dark as I could get it and couldnt deal with visitors and their noise or smells!! It was my Dr that told me that some people have this happen problem. I have since had 3 surgerys and no post op pain meds....motrin and tears LOL. Hopefully they can come up with a way to help with pain and get rid of migraine.
Silo, I've had staples taken out many times and it does not hurt. In fact, it's a relief, as the skin no longer feels pinched and stretched.
I'm glad that you contacted your transplant team and hope the new medication will not give you a headache.
Sandy, I love taking staples out....I will do it Doug would never let me when he had his gallbladder out, not even the drain, he just wouldnt let me have fun. He said he didnt trust the look on my face..... lol I removed some of mine at least the ones I could reach, took out my own IV at the hospital cause they were taking to long LOL that sent a few people into a tizzy so it was worth it hehehehe! I am good at removing stitches too..... broke my toe last month and reset that nice and straight.... freaked my sister out on that one hehehe it was worth the look on her face... I love wound care and removing tape off too!!! Doug said I was one sick puppy!
Sue, I took my own drain out, as it had clogged and stopped working. I was a little surprised at how much tubing was inside! I've taken stitches out of my granddaughter and myself.
Wow! So what are they giving you instead?
So are you still having headaches?