Did not happen this week…I had a bugger of a migraine.
OK, here’s the story…
I had a migraine shot on Monday morning and it didn’t take…I was up all night sicker than a dog and called at 7Am to get into the migraine clinic.
They got me in quickly…and I swear, I had the best nurse EVER! She got the IV in my arm and I never felt a thing…
The protocol is purely non -narcotic and is in stages…usually lasting 4-5 hours. Keep in mind that this is the first time I have even gone thru it, LOL!
They started with the anti seizure med in the IV — that helps calm the overloaded nerves. Then they went to the magnesium…
I was doing very well and almost ready to step –
THEN the fire alarms went off…strobe lights flashing everywhere and a very loud beeper.
I must admit that I was very impressed with their speed and accuracy. They were putting post it notes on all doors that were empty and making a check mark on them…my nurse got me up, unhooked my IV and helped me evacuate. We made it to the stairwell and the “all clear” sounded.
Back to the room.
I was hooked back up and finishing the mag when the alarms went off again…
This time she didn’t unhook me, we just grabbed the iv pole and took a walk. We got down the 2 flights of stairs with it and then, the all clear…
Back to the room.
It took another 25 minutes for the strobe lights to be turned off — I could see them even though I had my eyes closed and two folded towels over my head….I can’t imagine working with them going on for that long – THEY should have had headaches!
Then the benendryl and I forget what else they added… my head was worse.
Finally they did the occipital nerve blocking shots at the base of my skull — let’s just say OUCH! $#@#$@!!!!!!
Then all was quiet…no more throbbing pain.
The nurse was a REAL doll — more than made up for the rookie team…and she was SOOOOO good – I never even felt her take the IV out – and today, no bruising!
I do have the two goose eggs on the back of my head but they aren’t even tender…if it weren’t for the fire alarms, I think I would have beat it with just the IV. I had always been afraid of the IV therapy and avoided it like the plague — it really wasn’t that bad, I kinda preferred it over a morphine shot! I was left tired but not stoned like I am after the morphine…but what a wild ride!
Needless to say, I am flying by the seat of my pants this week, LOL!