Happy Friday all! This is a long one but I want to continue to share my story with you and keep you updated.
I just wanted to give you an update on what’s going on in the world of Sami right now. As you know the past few months I have been REALLY struggling with migraines. I had been getting them basically every day this summer and so I finally got Botox treatment for migraine. . .
Well it has been almost 3 weeks since the Botox treatment and I have had little relief from this treatment(even though it worked perfectly for me once before) . I have also gone for b12 injections for about a month now since we found out my b12 level was low. I guess I have made major improvements because I am now only getting a migraine about every other day rather than EVERY day, BUT I am still not able to function many days out of the week. This week has been exceptionally rough with 6 migraines.
And we aren’t just talking “Oh, I have a little headache” and pop an ibuprofen. We are talking. . . I can’t get out of the bed for hours or most of the day because I am in so much pain even with the strongest migraine meds on the market. This has been an incredibly exhausting and frustrating time for me personally.
The good news is, I am still having good days and good segments of time even on the bad days. I am still able to get out of the bed and do some of the things I want to do. I am just fighting with my body. I have been spending time with family, I have been able to play with the dogs too. Aside from this week, I had been pretty good about getting my posts up on time and I have still been creating a bunch of projects. Scrapbooking is one of the few things that brings me relief so there is no stopping that. I might be moving slower than normal, but I am still able to sit at my scrap table and work on my projects. I still plan on keeping up with all my scrappy commitments, my blog, the color combos, AND again I have something else in the works with a friend of mine!! Nothing around here is changing, but if I don’t post on time, you know why.
The bad news is, I was a full time college student until today :O(
I am now dropped down to part time because I am just not able to make it to class most of the time. I have no idea when I am going to get sick and my good times are just not always when my classes are. I just can’t be present enough to handle a full course load with the migraines being like they are. I am still taking some classes, but not like I am used to being able to do. This is a huge kick in my pride because I am usually the girl taking 17 and 18 credit hours each semester along with doing a bunch of other things. My family and I had a big discussion about maybe taking this semester off, and I am just not willing to do that yet so I am still taking a few classes.
This morning I had another neurology appointment and now what we are doing is I am going to be getting an MRI to see if there is anything wrong with my brain (tumor is what comes to mind, but I don’t have ANY other symptoms aside from the migraines so this is extremely unlikely) and I am being referred to a headache clinic across the state. Both of these will be further out, so in the meantime, I am going back on yet ANOTHER daily medication to try to prevent the migraines!
Between the Botox treatment, B12 shots, sticking to a very strict sleep/eating/drinking schedule, and trying to be as stress free as possible, the migraines should be gone. . . my doctor and I both agree there is something more serious going on since I am still getting them so frequently. Hopefully it is nothing too scary, but we just have to figure out what it is!
I wanted to keep ya’ll up to date because I know some of you have been asking about the Botox treatment and how I was doing. Thank you all for your well wishes. Please continue to send out good thoughts/prayers/juju/vibes.
And here is a LO for you today: Don’t Feed The Animals, LOL
This is a LO of Johnny acting like a doggie! I thought it was hilarious so I grabbed the camera and took this snapshot between the laughter.