Friday, February 24, 2006
thank goodness it's friday!

we had some friends over for dinner last night; it's too long since we've seen them, so i was really pleased they could make it. they're a couple, him i'm very good friends with, and her i only know b/c he's been dating her for the past 7 months. love her, tho of course. anyways, so it was super fun to hang out with them; i made a roast in the crock pot for dinner, then we played a game of scattergories, ate some apple pie she made with ice cream, and them went to temple square for a movie. such a fun night.

however, i spent all of yesterday cooking and cleaning and running errands....ugh. i'm wiped out completely today. so here i lay, in bed. resting. no fun, but obviously what my body needs. tonight we're to go to a dinner party for my husband's colleagues at school. i need to get feeling better for that!

so the dr.'s appointment....it went well, and instead of trying another medicine right now, we're going to do another test. i haven't had any tests done since a year ago, when we did the MRI, EEG, EKG, etc. sooooo a week from today i'm going to have a spinal tap done. this is meant to check the pressure of my spinal fluid around my brain (if it's too great, it could be causing these headaches), and to be sure that there's no infection in the fluid. again, if there's an infection, some types are benign except for the symptom of a constant headache. AKA me.

i'll be honest with you, blogworld, i'm more than a little nervous about the spinal tap. when he first mentioned it, my hands started sweating. i said something like 'i've heard that spinal taps are rather painful. is that true?' he said, 'no, not at all. it's like drawing blood. sometimes it goes well, other times it takes more tries and is more uncomfortable.' i'm thinking. uh huh. i sure hope you're right. of course i'll give you a full report after the fact. ;)

p.s. for a hilarious commentary on women, go see Snickerdoodles' post today!






4 Comments:
Blogger LeighAnn had this to say:

I have had three spinal taps. They aren't like drawing blood, but it won't kill you. You have to have it done, you will be ok. I promise.

Just make sure you don't move.

And breathing makes a huge difference.

Let us know how it goes. You will be ok. Don't forget to breathe.

12:31 PM 

Blogger Emily had this to say:

you're the best leigh ann. i've been looking for some kind of real life experience, but no one i know has had it done. thank you!!!!!

emily

2:37 PM 

Anonymous HolyMama! had this to say:

ok, breathe. because leighnn said so and it sounds like she knows. ALl I can offer is please don't watch any medical type tv shows in the meantime.
Oh! good for you, no tv right? Yea. I'll be praying for you and checking back to see how you are!

5:10 PM 

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