Please don't look at my unclean bedroom!! This photo shows me without my Cervical Collar so you can see the Scar. Dr Lynch was able to use my original Scar, just making it wider, rather than making 2 more Scars!!
And this photo shows me in the dreaded Cervical Collar!!! Oh, and don't laugh at my old extra large pajama top!!
First off, I want to say that yesterday was my baby, Christa's 38th Birthday. And she is in California, and we are here in Reno, NV, so I didn't get to see her....Happy Birthday Christa!! I hope that your friends took you out to a great place to eat (like Lucille's), and to get mani/pedi's....And Sunday was our daughter Kat's Anniversary!! She got married on Tax Day, as then they have no reason to forget it!! And last Friday the 13th, was mine and Walt's 19th Anniversary. But we have actually been together for 21 years!! So so much happened in just 4 days time span.
Well other than the Birthday and Anniversaries, not much has been happening lately. Just settling into the day in and day out of wearing this damned Cervical Collar! The first week and a half, that I had to wear it I was totally miserable. In fact, on the 6th night, I woke up in so much pain, that I was literally sick!! I mean, feeling like I was having a Low Blood Sugar attack, or Low Blood Pressure incident. Where I felt sick, felt hot and cold, shaky and the horrible feeling like I needed to vomit!
Which I actually had to run into the bathroom and give it several good attempts. Luckily, nothing really came out. And just like if you actually do throw up, you feel much better afterwards....well I felt much better. But the pain level that I was in as far as my Neck and the Cervical Collar, didn't drop at all. So I ended up taking it off, and sitting up on our couch with a pillow behind my Head to keep my Neck straight. I ended up sleeping like this for a few hours. Then when Walt got up to get ready for work, he made me take some more pain medication and put me back into bed.
That was the worst night, thank God!!! Since then, the pain started to drop, to where I have very little pain at all. I just get tired of having to wear the Collar!! And I do occasionally have some pain because the Collar pinched my Neck or I laid too long on my Back, causing the Collar to cut into the back of my Head.
And probably the worst, is that although the pain medications still helps with the pain, they no longer help me sleep....so I am back to nights where I will lay there until 3, or 4, or 5 am!! It's bad enough just to lay awake so long, but to have to lay awake when you are wearing something that is uncomfortable to wear, is not acceptable!! And Walt has gotten used to me going to bed early because of the pain medications putting me to sleep, and me just needing to sleep more than normal. But now, they aren't putting me to sleep, and he wants to force me to go to bed "early", just because. Which is what happened last night! He made me go to bed at about 11:30....and I laid there until 3 am trying to go to sleep! Then I woke up with the Collar cutting into the back of my Head. So I took it off and laid there for a while before taking more pain meds and going back to bed.
So, this is my life right now....Sleep, try to sleep. Try to get something accomplished, but not getting anything accomplished. I know what needs to be done, but I just can't make myself do it! I have no real energy. And I guess that I can say that although I don't mind not going out and doing something. When you don't have any choice, and can't go out....it's a bit depressing. I do like to have the option of taking a short drive to the store, or a movie, or whatever, just to get out when I want to, then stay in the rest of the time!!
But I can't drive right now. And even if I wanted to, by taking the Collar off....I don't have a vehicle to drive!! Walt put our Truck in the shop yesterday to have some work done, so he is riding the Bike this week. And we are trying to sell the Bike, so that we can buy me a new car....do you think that this will ever happen??? I certainly hope so!! We decided to not buy me the Can Am Motorcycle as my Spine is not in the best of shape. So we had decided to get me a small car. Now he is trying to talk me into not getting the car, and just keeping his Truck, and buying him another Big Truck!!! Like a Big Rig!! I said no....I want something that is mine to drive. So keep you Fingers and Toes crossed that I really do get something that I can say is mine!! Well, I am tired, my Forearm is killing me! It cramps up whenever I try to type, so I am going to end this. Till next time....
Aloha My Friends! :)