Monday, March 20, 2006

This is a Spinal Tap

Guess what happened to me over the weekend?

My husband and I were partaking in a little afternoon delight on Sunday when, let's just say at the "point of impact" my head felt like it exploded. Seriously. I couldn't move, I couldn't talk, I couldn't see straight and I couldn't stop writhing in pain. It was insane. I really didn't want to go to the hospital for obvious reasons. (Reason number one being how it happened.) After a couple of hours I started to talk straight and walk around a bit but I couldn't stop vomiting. That's when I agreed to go to the hospital.

The ER doctor said I had all of the symptoms of a hemorrhage or an aneurysm. Great. So I got right in for a cat scan (found nothing) and then they gave me a spinal tap right there in the ER room! I couldn't believe it. I always thought that a spinal tap was really serious and they had to knock you out and put you into surgery and all that stuff. The nurse helped me arch my back (cat pose for those yoga people out there) and the doctor sat behind me and took fluid out of my back. And I actually saw my spinal fluid. It was very clear and they said they were looking for traces of blood because if my brain was bleeding it would show up in there. After 2 hours of testing it in the lab (found nothing) they sent me home with a prescription. This morning I woke up and it started all over again.

I don't want to go into too many graphic details, so let's just say that after a rough start this morning and finally getting my scripts filled I started to feel much better by this afternoon. I'm still a little groggy and fuzzy with a slight headache but other than that I'm tons better than I was, say, this morning.

I still can't believe I had a spinal tap. I'm sure it will finally hit me when I get the bill.


Blogger Stephanie said...

Good god Amy!!! You sound like me!!! Geez... I hope you're okay! That just sounds like a total nightmare!!!
Solstice had a spinal tap when she was a baby, right there in the er too.
I hope you continue to feel better!!!! Let me know if you need anything!!

Mon Mar 20, 07:36:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Andre said...

Holy Shit!!!
Let us know if there is anything we can do for you.

Mon Mar 20, 09:23:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Samantha said...

OIh my lordy, take care of you!!

Tue Mar 21, 04:36:00 PM EST  
Blogger andy said...

So... how did it happen?

Tue Mar 21, 11:04:00 PM EST  
Blogger vintage lilac said...

Have your mother explain it to you, Andy.

Wed Mar 22, 09:00:00 AM EST  
Blogger jmswilfong said...

omg. i've never had one but i hear it's definately an experience. Good luck with that (the bill) and take care of yourself.

Wed Mar 22, 12:22:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Andre said...

I hear you're feeling better now. That's good.

And now that you're feeling better, I have a link for you:

Feel free to submit photos!

Wed Mar 22, 09:58:00 PM EST  
Blogger andy said...

Why can't you tell me? Is it... dirty?

Thu Mar 23, 07:00:00 PM EST  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Big hugs!! Feel Better!!

Fri Mar 24, 08:26:00 AM EST  
Blogger Barb said...

Wow, sending good wishes your way. Your owy (owie sp?) looks like Jesus. Just kidding. I hope you feel better.

Fri Mar 24, 01:38:00 PM EST  
Blogger elizabeth said...

oh wow! big hugs to you! i hope that find out what is wrong so they can get you all back to normal in a jiffy.

more hugs :)

(sorry i didn't post sooner, but i just recently got the urge to get back on the puter :)

Thu Apr 13, 10:53:00 PM EDT  

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