Posted on | February 20, 2013 | 5 Comments
UPDATE: Wow, it’s been a while since I wrote that first post.. Since then, I still haven’t gotten my MRI.. My insurance won’t approve it. They feel that it’s not needed because before I moved here to Stockton I had an x-ray taken of my sinus cavity to see if I had blockage in there (infection) and it was all clear, they feel that was enough to rule out the MRI.. Even though an MRI would show Nerve damage or other reasons that may be causing the chronic migraines. Go figure.. You would think that an Insurance company would want to do what it takes to STOP something that is causing pain so that in the long run they wouldn’t be Paying out medical costs. Where I stand right now they are having to continue paying for medication and they are going to have to up the stakes to pay for me being Disabled / or Disability insurance.. I want them to help me get FIXED so I won’t be on disability and won’t need them to pay for all this crap. WHAT Is WRONG WITH THIS COUNTRY? I don’t get it…. They are Keeping me ON their Payroll instead of getting me OFF the payroll… It makes NO SENSE…
I’m on three meds right now, they keep my headaches down to a minimum. I can function at least 3 days a week which was better than what i had before. I have 2 great days a week is fantastic compared to my 3 days a month good days before I got on meds.. SO I would say my quality of life has increased tremendously. I would love to see at least 4 or 5 days a week that are good though… The rest of the time I am in daze or so much pain that I have to lay in bed from the pain.. and during my “cycle” I am down for the count (at least 10 days) NOT good at all.. I’m on Topimax but it doesn’t seem to do much for me like it does for others.. We have a couple other options to look into yet so the fight is not over yet before we feel that we have exhausted all of our options. I have not given up on this fight by any means.. And as you can tell, I am blogging much more than I was before so my life is a little better and I am loving life much more. My daughter says I am a new person. That is all I can ask for, but HUMAN I am, so I do ask for more as all I want is to be Normal… But what is NORMAL??
ORIG: 19/13/2011: Well, this adventure in finding out why i have chronic headaches. It’s been 6 months in this long journey, I know I am no where near 1/2 way there…. However, I will admit that each time I go to a Dr, try a new medication, or have another test ran. I am one step closer to finding out if they can help me, what is the cause if they know, and how can I deal with this better…
I have to say that I have improved quite a bit since I started down this road. Dont get me wrong the pain is unbearable most of the time. but I have noticed some changes. I have been on several different types of medicine, some work on the lesser headaches. Still not relief on the Migraines. and Still no help with the arthritis… Like I said. It’s a slow process.
I should get a call tomorrow letting me know when My MRI is… I hope I can take ear plugs. I have a feeling that the machine is VERY loud and will cause me to get a migraine.
anyhow, thanks for listening.
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