Liquid in my skull!
Who’s a fan of needles? Not I, said the fly. But I have gotten used to them over the years since they’ve been draining me of blood or injecting into my veins since I was 13. So, needles and shots are just normal at this point. We remember the shot I had to give myself the other night, right? Yuckies… mainly because it’s one thing to GET a shot, it’s another to administer it yourself. You have to muster up the courage to click the button, or push the needle into your skin. I’m pretty brave, but it wasn’t fun the other night, and fingers crossed, it will be a long while before I have to give myself another shot… or maybe not ever again! I had my Botox appointment with the new neurologist yesterday, and he is just one of the coolest docs I’ve had. Super down to earth, refined, interesting to talk to, but most importantly, an overall good physician, who explained everything and gave me time to answer questions and concerns. He asked about our trip to Europe, and then had me sit down facing him…and JUST like that.. needle in my forehead, that was okay. No big deal. It was the needles in the skull that creeped me out a little bit. It’s weird to feel needles go into your skull, but unreal to feel (and hear) the liquid shooting in. Whoa…
But all weirdness aside, I was super excited for this appointment. It seems like all the failed drugs to help these migraines, and the pain endured, were all to bring me to this moment and opportunity for this treatment. I was excited because the fact that this treatment was approved and I had it done, gives me HOPE. Hope that this is the answer to preventing these migraines from coming so often and so viciously. Hope that I can continue with normalcy and not stress about another debilitating migraine come on.
We all struggle with different things in our lives, I don’t think anyone in this world is a stranger to some form of challenge in their lives. But for those who battle disease and illness, there is added challenge and struggle. I don’t really have a “normal” in my life, but to go through an extended period of time with no pain would be wonderful. I accept my challenges because my motto is, everything builds character, but a little break from pain could be very nice. 🙂 The doctor said it could take a couple weeks to kick in and possibly a couple treatments to even work, so let’s just think lovely thoughts that I’m one of the lucky ones that it works on the first time..