Wasted the morning in the outpatient with the same set of nurses from last week only to have the Anesthesiologist come and talk to me to tell me I didn't "look sick enough to need this... that it's an invasive procedure & he'd rather I ride this out" !!! I agreed with him that it was letting up a little bit but it was still there and now the nausea set in last night... I thought I was gonna be mighty sick when I was trying to go to sleep... but it subsided... he said that's kinda normal too... he just said I didn't look like I was hurting that bad.
I had to tell him (and my sister confirmed it) that I don't show pain, I have a very high (make that extremely high) tolerance for pain- all pain, [part of my childhood with a multi-abusive father, you learn early on how to ignore & put aside 'PAIN'] and that even with acute viral meningitis I did not come into the ER weepy, howling in pain as he would expect me to be with this kind of headache... I can function in pain. I just want relief and I understood a blood patch would stop this seepage.
He agreed but with the upper respiratory infection I contracted (THERE at the hospital) and the length of time since the LP, he would suggest I go home to bedrest today, and light duty the rest of the week and hopefully it will have subsided by then. If not contact my neuro. I agreed. Felt foolish being there and left with my sister.
C'est la vie. Dang. Hopefully the prayers will work faster! :)
Fear knocked ~ Faith Answered ~ No one was there! :)
~ Ephesians 6:13 ~ * ~ Psalm 27:1 ~