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The Overlake ER [Apr. 13th, 2008|11:05 am]
We spent about 7.5 hours there yesterday. The only thing that made my head not hurt was a full 1ML Dilaudid and even then, it is supposed to last 4-6 hours and my head hurt again after 2 hours. *sigh* Well, at least I now know they CAN'T give me enough painkillers for this headache to be tolerable. It isn't as if they are just being super stingy (which they are). I wonder if they could make me unconscious? That would be nice.

Anyhow, they gave me 4 percocet to get me through today. You read correct. 4. As in 4 pills for the whole prescription. ROFL. Well, it isn't as if they gave me 80 my head would feel ok, so whatevah. I was dehydrated and the nurse blew out 3 veins before calling in the IV team so I have bruises all over my arms.

The good part is they gave me anti-nausea medication and steriods to help with my head being swelling *yes, I have a big ego, that's the problem*. They did a cat scan which showed a normal brain. They did labs, which I'm pleased to report came out well (go me, take those vitamins). They finally gave me another shot of toradol which meant I had 5 hours headache free last night. Then I awoke at 5am with a raging headache again and those @#$* birds tweeting tweeting. Hopefully I won't get roid rage or those birds will die for sure.

[User Picture]From: puppie
2008-04-14 02:19 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry this is still continuing! Oh I wish I could make it better.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-04-14 02:23 am (UTC)
I'm going to a neurologist just as soon as I can to get a second opinion. I'm just hoping that the steriods break through the swelling. If it isn't better tomorrow I'm going to call my doc and beg for another toradol shot. It's non-narcotic so they shouldn't go all freakshow on me about my asking to not be in terrible pain.

*sigh* I get so frustrated being in pain because i KNOW people seriously abuse pain killers, but I just wish they could find some way to better sort out people who are in insane amounts of pain from people trying to get high. I really just want to feel better. If they could even knock me out I'd be ok with it.
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