Posts Tagged ‘headache’

Inauguration babble in the background

January 19, 2009

snowyYup, so I’m in Long Island now. The ferry ride yesterday ended up being way calmer than I expected and I only puked seventeen times! Hooray! And when we landed (or whatever the term is for when boats reach their destination), we were welcomed with extremely warm weather. As in, above-freezing temperatures! I rejoiced in the parking lot. With my homeless friend Steve. We smoked some crack together and sang around a bonfire of the good ol’ times before the recession. *reminisces* 

The drive to my grandma’s house was kind of horrible though. Because we were on a winding country road with inadequate street lighting, constantly on the lookout for psycho deer that could pop out of the forest at any given moment, completely unannounced and unwelcome. It was also snowing, and although it was only like six something in the evening, the place was deserted. There wasn’t a single car on the road. Not even those creepy snowplow guys. Which made the whole setting really eerie. Especially since the only working radio station* was playing like, acid jazz with weird, trippy, ambient noises thrown in. Super creepy. 

I still have a headache. Not the same one from yesterday, but a new one of slightly greater magnitude. Oh, AND, I woke up this morning with my hands and forearms killing me. Because of my mad shoveling skills, yo. Holla.

I think I’m going to make some coleslaw and prep myself for House. It’s coming on later, but I also need to shower and stalk people on facebook and do something about my headache first. Peace homies!


*No Bassam, I do not have an iPod or even an mp3 player. I’m simply not that rich cool.



January 18, 2009

headache!So you know how I was supposed to go to Long Island today? Yeah well I wake up, right? And there’s a big snow storm swirling around my window. AND I have a headache. ANNDDD, I’m supposed to go shovel the driveway. The problem with the snow storm is that at some point I’m gunna be on a ferry and I don’t necessarily want to reenact any scene from the Titanic. The problem with my headache is that I’m going to be trapped in a fast moving car with my mom for like, two hours. And the addition of snow most likely means no radio the whole trip, so she can “concentrate.” The problem with the shoveling bit is that it’s still snowing. Which means by the time I’m at the end of the driveway, the beginning will be completely covered again. Life can be so sneaky and vicious sometimes. Keep a lookout on facebook later for some horribly cold pictures.

Oh yeah, I guess I still haven’t officially told everyone what the deal is with my back, hey? So it turns out after a billion and a half MRIs that my bones are in fact, healed properly. There’s almost no trace of a previous fracture. You’d think that’s good news, right? Wrong. Because that basically means that my problem isn’t easily fixable via surgery, rather, it’s being cheeky and mysterious. Where is the pain and stiffness coming from? 

Arthritis. Yup, you heard correctly. Due to the constant wear and tear on my bones and ligaments and tendons and whatever other kind of freaky deaky stuff is in that region (I forgot everything I learned in AP Biology, sorry), I now have arthritis. I was kinda under the impression that that’s only something old people get, but yeah. It seems I’ve sped up the process and I have the back of a sixty-year-old. Fun!

Is it treatable? Yes and no. I can do physical therapy and take a bunch of meds for the pain, but the arthritis itself is not treatable. I guess “manageable” is a better word to use. Which is still good! Also, since my bones are technically healed, you know what that means… extreme sports, woo!  Muahaha, just kidding. Kind of. But not really. Actually, not at all. I’m serious. Cliff jumping, sky diving, skiing, dune bashing, ice skating (that’s pretty extreme, right?), and anything else that could potentially result in serious injuries has been approved by my doctor! Yes! But don’t tell Ma.

In related news, I’m also suffering from post concussive syndrome. I don’t really know what that is, but the doctor said that because of multiple trauma to my head, I still have like, brain-bruising or something. And he said that’s probably what’s responsible for my constant snapping at people. Just so you know. Don’t judge me! I’m not heartless!

Yeah so the snow’s only getting worse. Maybe I should get started on the shoveling? Although I’d much rather get hit by a cement truck.

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