Monday, October 15, 2007

Praying for the Sweet Release of Death

I like to think I am pretty tough. I generally handle pain pretty well, and I have lived my life convinced of the fact that if I had to knock someone out I could do it. Last night tested my view of myself.

It started on Saturday with a little headache. Yesterday it was still there, but I thought I could make it through work and then take a nap at home and be done. By the time I got home at 7 I was bushed. By 8 I was hunched over the toilet jamming a toothbrush down my throat. By 8:15 I was curled up on my bed crying. Finally, at 8:45 I told Mr. Eris I needed to go to the hospital.

Three natural child births and I have never experienced pain like this. And I couldn't breathe my way out of it.

We spent 3 hours in the ER where they gave me a CT scan. Then they gave me a shot of Imitrex, which I normally don't like because it leaves me with a nasty post-headache-headache. But this time I took it gratefully.

Then the nicest man in the whole world gave me a shot for nausea and pain and to help me sleep. This was the best damn shot I have ever had - even though my bum still hurts. I want to marry that man.

So today I am sitting on my bed eating (something I couldn't do yesterday!) and working on homework. I am extending my fall break one more day, as I am not allowed to drive with all this happy shot still in my system.

PS - The Numismatist took care of all the Little Erises and she is thrilled because she now knows what I would be like drunk. Apparently, I am a happy drunk who cannot make it up the stairs and must be carried in giggling like a child.

6 comments:

Muriel said...

Oh my gosh, I am so sorry. I hope you feel better soon (after you come out of your stupor). Did the docs give you any kind of diagnosis?

Stefanie and Levon Basso said...

Sorry for the pain, no fun! Was it a flare up?! I know since I've been to the ER many times from my flare ups, I've come to loooove morphine :) Hope you get feeling better soon.

The Duchess said...

You are so looking for attention!...smile...I had no idea you weren't feeling well Saturday night. Anything I can do?

C&K Finley said...

That is so sad! Sorry about the crazy experience! Hopefully you didn't have too bad of a hangover! So I hear that I'm interviewing for Keith's dream job...you know you could always move to MI!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you hear you are a happy drunk, I hate the people that get mean when they drink! Call me when you want to hit the bar!

Sis

Eris said...

Thanks for all the well-wishing. The diagnosis was: WORST MIGRAINE EVER!!

Who knows why, but it just got me and good.