My Double Lung Transplant

Thursday, January 27, 2011

My broken head

For the past 4 days I've been stumbling around like a bee in a bottle, thanks to my broken head. It all started Sunday when the weather changed a drastic 23 degrees in under 24 hours.

Finally today I was fed up and phoned up the docs in a fit of tears and got fitted in for 4pm.

I waited. And waited.

And waited.

I sat amongst the sick, the disgusting, and the grotesque.

I made a point to look as miserable and unapproachable as possible, and it seemed to work since no one made eye contact with me which is just how i like it.

Finally I got in. Where I waited. And waited. And waited.

The doc came in. He was a fill-in doc since my doc is on mat leave.

We went over the meds list, the transplant story, the medical history.

"You scare me," he said.

"Ya," I replied with no feeling. Just fix my broken head.

He listened to my lungs, looked in my nose, mouth, ears. I stood up and did walking tests, and followed his fingers with my eyes.

"Nothing neurologically wrong," he stated.

Ya. My mind replied.

"Well," he said sitting down. "I can't find anything wrong with you. But your medical history concerns me. What do you think it could be?"

"I think it's from the weather change the other day," I said flatly. " I get headaches and sternum pain and now my head is broken. From everything I read on Google, it says barometric pressure change that causes vertigo can last for days"

He said nothing.


"You can always try Gravol."


And the appointment ended.

And my head is still broken.


Bitter_Angel said...

You mentioned the other day on your blog about having ear trouble and an audiologist? Could you possibly see your audiologist for a check up?

Just thinking, that the ears are one of the main things that people use for balance. From what I recall, there are fluid chambers in the ear for balance, and if these fill up with fluid, it can leave your balance very very off. Perhaps it could be due to this.

I may be totally off, but I do think it is something to think about.

And sorry if I seem like a stalker. :)

Jess said...

That sucks that he neither fixed you nor gave you any answers. I hope you find some relief soon. That sounds like hell.