Well…today has been another write-off I am afraid. Despite going to bed early, I slept until midday, which has to be a good thing. But as soon as I was conscious the pain was there again. I took some more ibuprofen with some toast.
The good news is I cleaned my kitchen. I also washed my bed linen. But I had hoped to be in North London working with Jack. Even though I have had ibuprofen throughout the day the pain has been constant. I spoke to one of my colleagues who said I should take paracetamol or co-codamol. I don’t get on well with either codeine or paracetamol. I also spoke to my GP surgery. Not much help I have to say. Around two hours ago I rang NHS 111. Basically everyone is saying the same thing….take over-the-counter co-codamol (even though I am codeine sensitive).
I have been on my own this weekend as the landlords went away. So Jack is coming over with some co-codamol he bought from a pharmacy for me. He is going to keep an eye on me tomorrow. In the past codeine has done strange things to me and I am scared to take it when I am on my own.
These past two days I have been rubbish at reading posts. I am going to lay here and try to read some of your posts until Jack gets here. The fresh bed linen smells so gorgeous. I am looking forward to being in Jack’s arms. It feels like a safe place to be. It feels so good to say that. Just over a year ago I would never have said that. Now…Jack’s arms feel like the safest place in the world.
It’s funny how a situation can turn out better than we ever imagined!
Today did not go according to plan. I was supposed to be working with Jack again. However, I was not well yesterday. So he told me to rest.
I know he was right, but it made me so sad to have to stay at home all alone. I sent Goldfinch a message and received a lovely reply. I also sent some emails to my family and friends. I tried to do some work for on the Personnel database I look after (volunteers). But I had to give up. I started out with an upset tummy, I ended up with a headache that was running all the way down the side of my head and into my neck.
I keep napping, drinking water, taking painkillers and trying to do some more work, but the screen is no good for my head. I am going to have to just close the laptop and say goodnight.
If I feel better tomorrow, I have a big day planned in North London. Lots of work to do. I just want to be with Jack.
I also want to clean my kitchen. I cleaned the rest of my little flat last night, but I was too tired to clean the kitchen and I could not face it today. Hopefully a good night’s sleep will help this head of mine get better.
Jack is coming to see me again!!! I have the whole of this week off work! How great is that!! But right now…my head is in uproar. I have had a seriously splitting headache for two days solid and it is not easing off.
Ever since those head injuries…I have had to accept that headaches will now be a part of my life. Before the head injuries, I had never had a single headache in my life. But after a stranger inflicted repeated blows mainly to the right side of my head and left me unconscious, I frequently have pain on the right side of my head. Most mornings I wake up with that pain hovering. But once I am vertical, have taken an ibuprofen and I am hydrating again…it gradually dissipates.
I am an ickle bit anxious because the last appointment I had for a CT scan was cancelled because of the …you know. Until now, I have not been worried because I have not noticed any difference in my head pain. But to have constant pain round the clock and for it not to ease off despite painkillers and lots of liquid is really not convenient.
Work was a real challenge. I just floated around convinced I was going to black out at any moment. I didn’t. But after work, when I was walking back to my little nest, something must have happened. I don’t remember blacking out. But I found myself lying on the floor in the cobbled alley I took to avoid the crowds (yes there are crowds on the high street now that the restaurants and pubs are open). I must have blacked out. In my bag I had my water bottle, so I took a few sips of water and then stood up and carried on walking. I was useless once indoors.
I crawled into the bedroom and went to sleep with this ache on the right side of my head refusing to relent. But I must have fallen asleep, because I woke up at noon the next day!…with that same pain in my head.
Aaaah – I need to speak to my GP tomorrow. It’s no good trying to function like this. Perhaps by then the pain will have eased. So frustrating!
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I cannot shift this pain despite taking ibuprofen and having plenty of water. I have tried to be gentle with myself. I have done lots of ironing and some cleaning. But several times I have had to go and lie down on my bed because the pain is making me feel so ill.
I only mention this because I usually make some time on Sundays to catch up with replying to the lovely comments that have left on the posts that were scheduled while I was at work this week.
I am just finding it hard to think straight with this head thumping away. I will get there in the end!
This one is not so much a sweet little headache, it is more of a bullying brute!