Health Update

I haven’t posted much about my health lately because there hasn’t been anything to say that hasn’t been said before.

January is holiday time for a lot of Australians; schools are on break for the entire month, including Universities. We have public holidays over New Years and Australia Day on 26 January. And of course it is the middle of summer so many of my neighbours have been at home since Christmas.

Locally we have a had a cool dry summer, more of a late Spring than the hot biting Sun of a true Australian summer, so many of the neighbours have lounged outside, playing loud music during the day, or pottering with their handyman projects (that all need electrical tools – the louder and whinier the tool the more manlier you are!).

So my migraine has been at a high level for most of the month. I want to maim all of my neighbours, especially the closest one who used a high-pitched water-blaster to clean his house, garage and fence – over 20 minutes of blasting on each fence paling. Four days in total. It would have been fast and quieter if he just repainted.

And there is at least one bird that starts with morning down chorus and continues its very loud, raucous cawing all day, deep into the night. I could cheerfully strangle that bird. I don’t care what size or how mean it is.

On the personal side, apart from the blogging I’ve done very little else this month. I haven’t cooked, I haven’t picked up a book. I’ve watched very little television (except for having the cricket and tennis on for mum). It’s just all been too much of a struggle. The Project-a-Day blog posts sometimes take 4-5 hours to compose simply because I just can’t think straight.

However all of that aside, I saw my GP yesterday and he took the Implanon out of my arm. So that is now gone.

I forgot to take my evening dose of pills last night, and I haven’t slept properly for a few nights so I doubt we will see any improvement today.  In fact I feel like crap.

However, I am hoping that over the next little while, this will make a measurable difference in the migraines. Keeping my fingers crossed.

If it doesn’t the  next milestones to look forward to are:

Late January – all 9-5 neighbours should be heading back to work
Mid February – specialist gynaecologist appointment.

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7 Responses to Health Update

  1. tiffstitch says:

    sending a hug your way and hope you get some good sleep tonight. If it helps at all, I enjoy reading your descriptive posts every day.

  2. kay jones says:

    Fingers crossed that the migraines will gradually cease. Hope you get a good nights sleep soon.


  3. rocalisa says:

    Here’s hoping removing the implant makes a difference. Yes, noisy summer neighbours are a pain, aren’t they. I hope you get some peace and quiet soon.

    • Mel says:

      The irony is that before the migraine, I would have been a noisy neighbour, lounging in my yard, weeding the garden or hanging out the clothes with the music blaring. This migraine has made me so much more aware of the impact of noise and how far it travels.

  4. Laura says:

    Aw, Mel! I just wanna come give you a (gentle) hug. Then I want to play in your stash! LOL Seriously, things have got to get better for you. I cannot imagine what you must go through every day.

  5. Mel says:

    Just want to say THANK YOU to each of you. Even though I dont reply immediately I do read the comments as they come in, and some days its your comments that have come in overnight that bring enough of a smile to help me face getting out bed.

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