Health, Pain, Truth

I have struggled with headaches, migraines and body aches for a few months now. I had a hysterectomy last November, because of chronic pain in my upper thighs caused by nerve damage from an ablation. I had other gyn issues that went along with that. Once gutted like a fish, the leg pain went away. I was content. The headaches however, increased greatly.

.I am seeing a neurologist for the headaches. I have been taken off of caffeine. This has rocked my world. The headaches are a constant throb, a dull roar. They escalate to migraine suddenly and unexpectedly, and for that I have immitrex. I am grateful for the relief.

A week before my follow up appointment with Mr. Neurologist a strange thing happened. The leg pain I had prior to the hysterectomy came back. It was upsetting to say the least. This is a pain that alters my day to day life. It interrupts, it hurts, it slows me down.

photo credit: hilsoon deviant art

photo credit: hilsoon deviant art

I saw the neurologist again yesterday. My MRI was normal with the exception of some sinus issues. We went over everything from the last appointment and added notes from this one. He examined me again and found that I have significant weakness in my right leg, some weakness in my left leg.

I was sent directly to the lab, not to pass go. Do not go home and come back, to the lab pronto. Lets see what your labs will tell us. So.. I went, and got stuck, and now I wait.

The doc is looking to rule out auto immune and dystorphies.

None of this is a side effect of my weight loss surgery. None of this could have been prevented. It just is.

With out coffee to sooth my soul and fuel my brain, I am struggling. Struggling I tell ya! I want some turbo caffeine damn it.

So, this is where I’m at. The wait and see pattern. Its not always pretty folks, but this is the game of life. And so I wait…


3 thoughts on “Health, Pain, Truth

  1. 😦 I’m sorry you’re going through this! I hope they can find some answers for you! Chronic pain and headaches have left me all but locked up in the nut house! It sucks and I wouldn’t wish it on anyone! I hope you can get some, any relief and soon!

  2. I’m glad that you stated that this has nothing to do with your decision to have wls. If nothing else, wls has made this struggle a little easier to bear. Fat is a great insulator and it seems to be really good at holding the pain in, both emotional AND physical.

    I wish you had answers…… No I wouldn’t waste a wish on that.
    If i had a wish, i would wish this all away.

    • It is SO SO important that people know that this type of thing, with the muscles, is not a byproduct of WLS. Not at all. This is just one of those things.

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