11 December, 2011

Why, Hello There!

Have you ever had a migraine headache?  They can be pretty nasty - they might knock you out of service for a whole day...or two...or sometimes, for some people, a week.

My head has been in almost constant pain for about two months now. 

Last month was the worst. I couldn't look at a monitor for more than a couple of minutes at a time. I couldn't talk on the phone. And worst of all, I couldn't concentrate on anything. I spent a huge amount of time on my back, hiding from the light, with a heating pad wrapped around my head. And the pain isn't just inside my head, it's in my scalp and face too. 

My doctor and my neurologist are both working to figure out what is going on. I've had CT scans, MRIs, and ongoing bloodwork to see if we can track down what is causing this. So far, we've ruled out the really scary shit like tumors, embolisms, or arterial blockage, and now we're testing for less-scary shit like Lyme disease and such.

So between that and Lynnafred being out of commission, posts to the blog have been more or less on hiatus. She's feeling somewhat better, though, and my own pain is starting to get to the point where I can get some work done again, so you can look forward to a bunch of posts in the coming days. We both have a big backlog of stuff to review and a couple recipes to share, and I'm really eager to get back online again. I think if I take advantage of the periods where the pain is manageable I can get some stuff posted and/or scheduled, and give you guys some new stuff to read.

Finally, I'd like to thank all of you who sent emails of concern during the hiatus. I'm going to try to answer all of you in the next day or so.  I deeply appreciate your messages, and the get well wishes you guys wrote in the comments to Lynnafred's post.  And I'm sorry that I couldn't get past the pain or work up the concentration to reply to them before now.

All of you are awesome.  Thanks!


J. Astro said...

Your well-being comes first, man. Feel better soon, and hopefully it's something manageable and curable, and they don't find spiders laying eggs inside your head, or something... 'cuz that would be the worst!

Dave said...

Thanks, dude.

I was actually hoping for spiders. Not only would that probably get me some cash from, like, the Discovery Channel, but they're also fairly easy to pick out with tweezers.

Leeanne said...

Sending good wishes! Hope you feel better soon and find a solution to whatever's going on. We've missed your posts.

MrsBug said...

Welcome back! Was starting to get concerned when Lynnafred's post came up the other day. Glad to hear there is a light at the end of the tunnel (which I hope doesn't hurt your head).

Branden said...

Hope you figure this out and feel better soon!

dale said...

Have you given thought to arsenic poisoning? That could happen if you made a garden in a spot where old pressure treated lumber had been allowed to decay and leach into the soil.

E.St.Clair said...

Glad to have you back, even just a little. Take it easy, though! I am having our second annual lamb tongue pickling holiday party tomorrow; we'll be thinking of you and sending you continued get well/be well/stay well vibes.