I’m still up! I shouldn’t be since I’ve got to get up early tomorrow but I’ve been so busy all evening it’s hard to wind down.
It’s amazing how much work packing and getting everything ready can be! Since I’m a sickie I had to bring a lot of extra stuff with me that most people wouldn’t really have to think about bringing with them. Lots of meds and lots of other things just in case I need them. Needless to say I’ve likely brought too much stuff, but better safe than sorry right?
Chris and I were so busy getting ready that we didn’t end up eating dinner until about 11 pm. Now I’ve got a headache! I had to go digging through my bag to find the Tylenol! Speaking of headaches … did you know that they sometimes use botox for headaches? Interesting fact. I used to work at a pain clinic – originally it was a clinic that specialized in headache and whiplash injuries, but then they branched out into all kinds of chronic pain disorders.
The main treatment was what we called “nerve injections” where they’d use a numbing solution, very similar to what the dentist uses when he or she freezes your gums, called Marcaine. They’d inject a little bit of Marcaine here and there on peoples faces, head and neck – all the trigger point areas for their particular headache or pain and their pain would often just go away. The cycle being broken. Trouble was sometimes the pain would only be gone for the short time that the numbing solution worked, other times their pain would be gone for a few days or a week or so, but it always came back.
They eventually started trying Botox because that too affects nerves when it’s injected in trigger point areas, but Botox lasts quite a long time, sometimes up to three months!
I actually miss that job. It was a great nursing job – day shifts, no weekends, no nights. Perfect! However I had the boss from Hell. If she hadn’t of been such a witch I might even still be there. Oh, but then I probably wouldn’t have discovered blogging either and I wouldn’t be going to Vegas in a few hours because of blogging … funny how things happen, isn’t it?
Ok. Me and my aching head should go to bed soon!