I Have No More Excuses. It’s the Last Day.

Of the play, I mean. Tonight’s the second and last performance of “Snow White and Rose Red,” so really, I’m running out of reasons for not posting. But more on that in another post.

This post is about the other thing consuming my life: my dysfunctional post-car crash brain.

After many visits to the doctor and much troubleshooting, I was referred to a concussion specialist at Shriner’s Hospital.

Shriner’s was a new experience for me, as far as my medical experiences go.

Mom dropped me off to check in because she had to run and drop Youngest Brother off at school (literally five minutes away) so I waddled in and, with extremely limited social savvy, communicated well enough that I got to the correct specialist wing.

There were lots of cute children there, and I went to go check in.

And … I couldn’t? I was told we’d wait until my mom got there, then we’d check in. I was somewhat bewildered, as I haven’t been told that when I’ve gone to check in to an appointment in several years.

However, being myself, I did what I was told and waited for my mom to get there, and filled out some of the necessary paperwork (because I had left the pre-filled-out paperwork on the kitchen counter).

Anyhow, she got there, I got signed in, and I headed back.

After a very long series of hard-to-keep-up-with tests, the doctor (who was very cool), told me a thing about why my head will never stop hurting.

So, basically, most of who he sees (because the only people who get to him are the ones who just won’t heal) have this problem with their eyes, where basically your eye muscles no longer function properly. Or, at least, not at the level that they did previous to the concussion.

So, basically, the concussion itself has resolved, but it caused this issue with my eyes that is causing my headaches to continue.

So now I’m on a different medication (he was concerned “rebound headaches” from the meds I was taking might be a thing that was happening) and I’m going to have vestibular therapy (the therapy of the eyeball) for many weeks in the hopes that it will make the incessant headache go away forever and ever.

So, that is that.



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