Firstly, thanks for all your caring messages, it means alot!
Thought I would give you an update as there has been a definate lack of medical stuff on this blog lately.
I’m back in hospital as the headache didn’t improve over the weekend and have now been diagnosed with a post lumbar puncture spinal headache (10 points to the clever clogs who got that right). I’ve been taken off all the various analgesia I was on as I was on so much, I didn’t know if the meds were making me feel terrible, or if it was still the headache. The one thing I do know is that me and morphine patches don’t go well together!!
I was having some really strange things going on when I had that patch on, such as paranoia, dizzyness, anxiety and really vivid images etc whenever I closed my eyes. Sounds a bit wierd, but all I know is that I didn’t like it, so…. Off with the patch!
I’ve just been reviewed by my consultant who has referred me onto the anaesthetists who are hopefully going to do an epidural blood patch, which should stop the csf leaking from my spine and hopefully get me up and about and back to normal quite quickly (fingers crossed). Although, the prospect of having more needles in my back isn’t the most attractive thing to think off at this moment in time.
Anyway, better go before I get wrong for using my phone in the hospital.
Take care all, speak soon!