Dying Man’s Daily Journal – temporal arteritis

This seems to be such a nice place to visit I am back again, there are so many wonderful loving people here. I AM going to be back more often.

A lot has happened in the past few months. It has not been a lot of fun living in my head this past couple of months. Now if anyone could see me they well may wonder why I am sitting in our basement (well that is where the computer is located). What may be curious is I am sitting here with all the lights out and wearing sun glasses. Now that part may seem strange even for me.lol.

For the past couple of months I have has a wicked pain in my head, not even like a traditional head ache. It felt more like I had a spike driven through my left eye. That spike seemed to go through my eye, back through my head and down into my neck. another spike seemed to go through the left temple to join with the other one. It just seemed to come out of no where, one day I am fine the next day had that. Doctors always ask on a pain scale of one to ten where would you rate it. I rated it at about a 5 which is pretty uncomfortable but with the wonders of Tylenol it was manageable. That is if I avoided light. It seemed any exposure to light and it rocketed up to a 8 or 9. Now being the “smart” guy that I am, I quickly realized that, avoid light and I avoid pain. Unfortunately avoiding light meant the computer monitor.

Now for most of that time period Vi was out of town. I was determined I was not going to the hospital over a head ache, doctor had already recommended the tylenol. It took her another week but she finally got me by the ear and dragged me off. initial diagnosis is temporal areritis. A biopsy was done last Thursday in which a sample piece of artery was remover for checking. It is potential serious but the side effects of the medication can be just as bad if not worse with my other conditions.

The story I am going with is that Vi punched me in the left eye for snoring to loudly.

Now Vi won’t own up to punching me and her story is a little different more along the lines of what I wrote  earlier. Mostly it points to what an idiot I am at times. Let me know which version sounds better.

4 Responses to Dying Man’s Daily Journal – temporal arteritis

  1. Hilary says:

    Hi Bill .. gosh it sounds rather frustratingly painful .. and now that it has been diagnosed – I hope that some form of medication can be found – I’m also glad Vi is back and around again …

    With many thoughts to you both – Hilary

  2. Mel says:

    Lemme see…..punched in the eye by the loving wifey who had to drag you by the ear to the doctor OR…..temporal arteritis……

    I prefer the first, tyvm! But that’s just me.. I’m kinda that way–but you already know that. 😉

    And now I’m gonna be humming that song “I wear my sunglasses at night……” for the rest of the evening!

    Geeze…….leave ya on your own after your testimony that you’ll be fine and take care of yourself and she STILL has to drag ya by the ear?
    *laughing* You’re gonna look like Dumbo the flying elephant soon, Bill! Seriously!

    None of the headachey stuff sounds like any kind of fun, Bill. But it’s treatable and I’m hoping they’ve got the solution going in full force now. (and I’m hoping for relief SOON….)
    Listen to the doctors.
    Take your medications.
    Quit making Vi give you Dumbo ears. :-/

    (((((((((((((( Bill )))))))))))))))))))
    (cool shades, dude!!) 😉

  3. rangewriter says:

    Where would you be without Vi punching you in the eye? Not only does she drag you by the ear, she also gives you a pat excuse for your headaches!

    I hope this isn’t an ongoing condition. Sounds awful…like what I’ve heard about migraines.

  4. Cat says:

    Ugh, that sounds awful, Bill. I get migraines that make me extremely sensitive to light, so I can totally relate to sitting with the lights off and sunglasses on! I hope your headaches are an “off and on” thing that are more off than on!

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