Whew, a bit of relief…

It’s been a long couple of days. I fell asleep while little man played next to me around 5pm Tuesday night and I have barely moved since. I woke up later that evening with a horrendous headache that medicine barely took the edge off of. Wednesday was a heck of a day. It was spent in my bed, unable to keep anything down – including medicine for my massive headache – and trying to sleep away the pain as best as I could.

I’m not entirely sure what caused this intense headache or vomiting but it’s been awful. When I was able to keep down my headache medicine, it would give me a few hours of relief and sleep until I awoke again in incredible pain. I debated on going to the emergency room and decided to give it until this morning to see how I feel.

I spent most of the night awake and in tears from the pain. I prayed hard that I would be able to keep my next dose of medication down and that it would provide relief. At 3am, God answered that prayer and allowed me to sleep with a dull headache.

Thankfully, this morning I awoke with a dull throbbing. The massive headache of yesterday only came once so far today and I was able to keep the medicine in my belly. It was able to work and I was able to sleep. My head has been throbbing on and off all day but it’s been bearable enough that I don’t feel the need to visit the ER.

I also woke up with a slight hunger and I’ve been able to keep down a banana, an apple and saltines. This is good progress from yesterday!

I’ve still spent all day in bed and will likely remain here for the rest of the night. Thankfully, Joe has been wonderful with Jacob and little man has been helpful in taking care of his momma. ❤

I’ve spoken with my oncologist, who prescribed a new headache medicine in the hopes of offering me some relief. I’ll take it in just a bit, once the crackers in my belly settle.

I had a similar headache when I first started Afinitor, so I wonder about that side effect. It’s also possible that it’s a virus. We took Jacob to the doctor early Tuesday and he is fighting the cold virus and the stomach bug – poor little man! And I can say, I haven’t made much of an effort not to catch either of those.

By tomorrow, I hope that I will awake without any hint of a headache and that my energy level will be up again. It’s been a long couple of days!

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Sick of being sick!

I’ve been fighting off a cold for almost a week now and I finally caved and visited a doctor. It makes me nervous to get sick with everything going on in my body and I want to be healthy for the holiday so I figured it was best to get checked out. It’s basically a cold gone bad, so slight upper respiratory infection / bronchitis. I started a round of antibiotics tonight so I’m hoping they kick in quickly. Sleep isn’t coming easily due to the nasal congestion and throat pain. This is my third sickness after treatment – I am seriously over being sick!

Little man also visited the doctor today, though this was a scheduled visit to the ear, nose and throat doctor to chat about whether or not to put tubes in his ears. He has had 6 ear infections since late March, with two of them being doubles. Today is ears were clear with no signs of fluid or infection so that’s great news. The doctor said that he is prone to ear infections and that it is only a matter of time before another one hits, especially this time of year.

So now we have a decision to make. I’ve heard a lot of great things about tubes and a few not-so-great things. The regular use of antibiotics at such a young age scares me, plus I hate how badly ear infections make little man feel. But surgery also scares me, despite how short the procedure is since he would have to be put under. Of course there are risks with either choice.

So I thought, along with doing some googling, I’d ask what your experience has been with tubes in the ears. Anyone have an experience they can share? I appreciate any insight!