Tag Archives: headache

Rough, Yet Satisfying

28 Aug

School was rough today. It was so long, and I was super exhausted. I don’t think I could have stayed another minute. I was so nauseous, too. And I have a killer headache. But I did correctly diagnose a 4 year old girl (in a clinical vignette) with a purulent bacterial meningitis manifesting in her subarachnoid space with a high concentration of neutrophils (hence the purulence) and with phlebitis due to the meningitis. It was secondary to chronic otitis media. Maybe I can actually do this whole doctor thing! I’m getting pretty good at it 🙂 So that made me excited, because I did get pimped on the question and I got every single thing right! Which is very rare in this class. Gah Pathology!

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First Day of School

12 Aug

So my first day back went pretty well. It was just orientation, so nothing difficult. It was SO tiring, though. I could sleep a thousand sleeps right now. Imagine when the lectures actually start…as in tomorrow! I have a fever and a headache, though. We got the lecture packets for the next 2 days for if we wanted to be gunners and pre-read. So…pew pew! I registered again with the office of student disabilities. I got my home health aide back, because I’ll need her in the evenings and on weekends because I’ll be tired and because of chemo and stuff. It’s kinda kicking my butt a little. It’s rougher than I thought it would be. I still haven’t figured out a way to get nutrition either. I got a waiver for my Hep B shot, since I can’t have shots like that right now. I called the company that mails me some of my medications, and apparently, my doctor never sent in one of my scripts yet, so I’ll have to call her tomorrow. It’s storming really hard right now. It stormed hard while we were in class, too, and knocked the power out for a second. I’m a little nervous about this school year. Looking at the packets and the books, it’s going to be really hard. They said so, too. I don’t know if I can really do this or if I was just kidding myself. I mean I know I could if I was healthy, but…I’m not. I’ll try my best, though. I’m in too deep to quit now!

No Go

1 Jul

So today has been exceedingly difficult. I’ve felt worse than normal all day. I’ve had a headache (manageable), and a stomachache (no surprise there), and I’ve been vomiting all day. It’s not so much that the nausea was causing the vomiting, but it’s that I still can’t go! OMG! They’ve discussed placing another stent…this time in my intestines, since I’ve already had a bowel resection and there is some scar tissue there, and they’ve mentioned a colostomy bag, which is the last thing I would want. But I can’t keep going on like this. When will it end!?

Awake

22 Jun

I’m awake and feeling awful. I’ve been in so much pain this past week, and I got pain medicine that worked today (I guess yesterday at this point) and it made me sleep all day, which was fine.

But now I’m up and in pain again, and so so nauseous. My stomach is just not happy. It’s swollen and kind of bruised looking…it’s not cute. I have a headache, and I just want to go back to sleep, but I can’t. 

I’ll probably be able to after my next dose of medication, but that’s not for a little while.

When I was sleeping, I had this weird dream about being in this huge hotel, and having to go to this guy’s room to wait for the lady to clean my room. I didn’t know this guy, and he was so confused about why I was waiting in his hotel room. I was confused about it, too. The cleaning lady and the manager also showed up to surprise his wife because it was her birthday, and they literally jumped out and scared her. She thought it was hilarious. That said, he was not too pleased about me being in his room, and it kind of went downhill from there. My dreams are weird.

Klutz?

25 Apr

I had to go back to the hospital because I was unable to breathe, but my breathing is better now. In addition to the pneumonia that I’m recovering from, the nodules in my lungs have grown, so it made for a very difficult time breathing.

In addition to that, because of the mass in my brain, I had some difficulty with coordination recently, and I fell and hit my head, which required a few stitches in my head. I’ve also been shaking a lot, and I’m not quite sure why, but my EEG was not completely normal. I’m not sure if this is a side effect of medications or because of the mass. It’s not constant, but when it happens it’s highly obnoxious.

Other than that and a headache, I’m doing better. Just very, very tired.

Update

31 Mar

This headache is about to make me throw up 😦

…skipped chemo today >_< played a board game instead…woops, oh well!

Monkey Business

24 Feb

So I’m about to complain hardcore in this paragraph…feel free to skip to the next one if you’d like lol.
My body aches, my head is pounding (worst headache ever of my life), and it’s been difficult to get my eyes to focus properly. My hands and feet are pretty much just on fire. I’ve been really sleepy, but for some reason…I can’t really sleep very well. I can sleep, but it’s restless sleep, if that makes any sense. My stomach is hurting really badly, but on the left, not the right. That kinda makes me nervous cuz they said to look out for signs of splenomegaly and stuff, so I’m hoping it’s just on that side, but nothing like…spleen related. It’s probably nothing, and I’m being paranoid because they said something…that happens. My shoulder kinda hurts when I breathe, but if I take really small breaths, it doesn’t hurt so badly. Ok, I’ll stop for now X_X

Soo…I decided to try to be more productive and watch videos that explain some stuff for school…maybe passively learn some of the material. I mean it’s like watching a movie, right? But to cover more material, I played it on double speed, which was funny to listen to. It made me laugh just to listen to his voice that fast and watch how fast he was writing on the board. I don’t know why I found it so funny, but it was funny for like an hour! He also compared connective tissue cells to monkeys and the extracellular matrix to a jungle and kept that metaphor going for a while. That helped make it even funnier. He kept calling it “monkey business.” So that worked ok for the first hour, but after that…I just couldn’t make myself care enough to pay attention. Oh well, at least I got a good laugh out of it.

I had a lollipop! It tasted weird and kinda made me drool (shh, don’t tell people that)…but it was really pretty! Before I ate it.