I should say the sort of good things that happened or I was made aware of at the doctor’s office too, I guess. I’ve lost about 20 lbs since Cam died. Guess you could call that the grief diet. My blood pressure is coming back down. When Cam died it was 140/90 and it’s normally about 110/70 and yesterday it was 120/82. My temp was 96.4 which is about right for me. So that’s the good.
Top 10 favourite Celtic groups and Artists
Not in any particular order because my favourites change constantly.
3. Mary Black
4. Silly Wizard
6. Christine Anne MacPhee
7. Emerald Rose
8. Connie Dover
9. Andy Stewart
10. Tannahill Weavers
I’ve had a headache since Saturday night. Yesterday I finally took the day off and went to the doctor. I haven’t had this kind of headache in about a year and a half but when they come they can literally drop me to my knees. It took some doing to talk my doctor into giving me the med I know works. He actually wanted to give me something stronger with more side effects. The neurologist used to have me on it and when I got laid off and eventually ran out of COBRA I stopped taking it.
It is pretty strange to take pills for something that no one knows why it works just that it does. I get these headaches because I crushed a nerve at the base of my skull and had a really bad concussion after I rolled my car on leap year day in 1996. Some stupid woman was in a hurry and ran the red light. I flipped over 3 times and ended up upside down on the curb, I also rolled over another poor woman’s car.
All I know is a very tiny, non-therapeutic level dose of nortriptiline works on that stupid screaming nerve. Now if the muscles that are all tied up from it will just calm down I’ll be fine. But it was wonderful to wake up this morning and not have the little man with the electric cattle prod poking at the base of the skull.