That last post was the beginning of a mighty downfall. The next day dawned with the worst migraine I'd ever had. I was bedridden for five days. I could barely make it to the bathroom and messed up the beastie's meds twice. Saturday I began to feel human again, enough that I could sit up on the sofa, watch a little Hell's Kitchen (with the volume turned very low) and surf on the net a bit.
Sunday, it started going back down hill. I was desperate on Monday after five more days away from work. Five days that I don't have coverage for. Five days that will be docked from my pay. Today actually made six. But hope is on the horizon.
Yesterday I called my physician's office and they were able to fit me in first thing this morning. After a brief discussion, very simple exam and an A1C test, she referred me to a neurologist (and put me back on Byetta because my A1C has gone back up to 8.5).
The neurologist was able to see me this afternoon and so I spent the majority of the day either in the doctor's office, driving to and from or at the pharmacist. The neurologist has given me Oxycodone (which makes me very dizzy and loopy feeling), phenegren (which is quite handy as the oxycodone makes me quite nauseous as well) and keppra (which i'll take daily). He's also prescribed some sort of nose spray that has to be specially made. The oxy and nose spray are to be taken sparsely.
Before the week is out, I will be contacted with dates for both an MRI and a sleep study. He also mentioned the possibility of needing to do a spinal tap (which completely freaked me out).
Oh, I almost forgot, one of his first questions after he looked over my paperwork was to ask how much work I'd missed over the past year. He highly recommended that I get an FLMA or FMLA form from our HR department and bring it in. I plan to do that tomorrow when (because I'm determined to make it) I get to work. I also plan to discuss the situation with my supervisor.
Anyway, I hope this post makes sense. The drugs are making me loopy and I can't think very clearly. Hmmm...maybe this post wasn't such a good idea? :)