My headache is over, for now. It's a 'virtual' headache. I got my blood drawn this morning, and my HCG was negative. I go in on Tuesday to talk to the doc about my next cycle - but the nurse was saying that I should get a period soon, and then with my NEXT period, we would start lupron on day 21. So - end of Feb sometime. Which I'm glad of. It was all I could do to force myself to drive the 45 minutes to the clinic this morning (it's 45 minutes AWAY from my office, so in order to get to work on time, I need to leave my house by 6). I'm just not ready to deal with that daily early wake up call and drive that I'll have to do once we start cycling again.
I didn't blog about this before, but on New Years Eve, at 3:30 in the morning (well, I guess that is New Years Day, but whatever). I took Aaron into the ER with the worst headache he'd ever had. That came onto him right after we had a quickie. At 7:30 in the evening. Nice, huh? First - the poor man really hasn't had much sex in the past 3 months, he gets a headache from it, and then I, being the loving wife that I am tell him that 'He had better not ruin my New Years Eve'. I was SO determined to have fun that night. And I just couldn't believe that his headache was THAT bad. We did have a great time. He made it to the party, toughed it out until 12:30, and then went home. When I stumbled in at 3:30 he still had the headache and was crying. I've seen him cry one other time in our relationship - and it was because I was crying.
I drove him to the ER (kind of a bonehead move on my part considering the drinking I had been doing and nursing a major guilt complex considering I forced him to suck it up earlier in the evening). They gave him morphine, did a cat scan and did a spinal tap. They were nervous about bleeding in his brain, considering how quickly the headache came on, what we were doing at the time, and how severe it was. Everything looked fine so they sent him home. He continues to have the headache until today.
Anyway - he's been on his ass for the past 3 days because he is supposed to be taking vicodin every 6 hours and it totally knocks him out. But at least his head seemed to not hurt anymore (well, until the pain meds wore off). But, at noon, he headache was back full force, and 2 pills did nothing. His doctor told him to wait until Monday to see if the headache would go away on it's own. Aaron said he can't go another 2 hours feeling this way, let alone 2 days. So back to the ER we go. They have pumped him up with more drugs, and this doc tells us that a side effect of the spinal tap is a severe headache.
Why didn't they tell us this before? So, I hope and pray that the problem is a side effect of the spinal tap, and by Monday, he'll be totally fine.
Personally, I think this is a good thing. Aaron does not know how to relax. Forget about the ridiculous amount of stress and bad things that have happening the past 2 weeks, in general, he can't just sit and watch TV or sleep in. He has to be doing work on the house. Or working. Or coaching his soccer team. I'm sure that this is not something life threatening. And it does feel good to be taking care of him for a change. And, now that he is taking percocet, he will basically be on forced rest all weekend.
After that Aaron will be better (can it just happen if I will it to? I know it doesn't work for baby making, but maybe this?) - I'm praying to anything that will listen for the rest of 2008 to be better!