Yesterday was one of those really, really bad days.
It started off fine, I went downstairs, had some breakfast, was watching some cartoons. And the noise in my ear started, and got louder, and louder. My head started pounding. I went to lay down, and it just got worse and worse. I was screaming to please make it stop, that the doctors don’t understand, that I couldn’t stand it. I was dizzy, and felt like I was going to throw up at any moment. I told Stuart, if this didn’t stop I would make him hate me, because I’d have to stop it. I knew then that if I had a gun I would have blown my head off just to make it stop. (NO, I don’t want to kill myself, but the pain and noise was so unbearable. If you’ve never been there you just can’t imagine.) I’ve dealt with horrible, mind splitting headaches, and I’ve dealt with the deafening tinnitus. (yes, I know that’s a strange thing to call it, but if it was coming from the outside of my head instead of inside, that’s how it would feel.) But dealing with the two together, is just too much!
It hurts me so much to see my husband wanting desperately to do something to help, but he can’t.
I took two Vicoden (Hydrocodone), a Valium, and Phenergan. Finally, it started to ease. In no way did it go away, but I wasn’t writhing in pain any longer. We propped me up on an incline to try to ease my pressure. It seems if I’m too flat it hurts worse, if I’m up right it hurts worse, but being on an incline helps…sometimes.
I wrote an email to Dr. Gray last night. I wanted to make sure she knows how desperate I am right now. I sent a copy to Dr. Kaylie too.
There has to be a way to make this better. I was so much better for so long. I believe, I can be that way again. But I know now, that I will never stop living in fear that it will come back. On any given day, at any time, I could have my life fall apart…over and over again. Dr. Kaylie calls it “Random Punishment”, you never know when it will happen, but you know it’s coming. I’ve had it explained to me, that it’s similar to serving in a war. You aren’t under fire all the time, but you are constantly aware that it could happen at any moment. That does things to a person’s mind. Talk about anxiety!
So I will have the courage to enjoy every moment I have when I’m not enduring that hell. I will never take a day for granted. One day at a time….just one day at a time.