I'm not too sure what to say. I know, SHOCKER (if you don't know I'm a talker just see below :-p)! I've been absent for quite some time. There are a few reasons for this;
1) I've been taking care of my future sister-in-law, Kat, who was on the hospital for ten days. She is out and doing better.
2) Since being sick my bosses have been completely frustrated by my fatigue and chronic headaches. Two weeks ago the Top Dog of my company, a man who sees me maybe 3 weeks a year, decided to "terminate [my] position" after 2 years of loyal service. While it is obviously kept off the record, the whole office knows that Chiari is to blame for the abrupt kiss-off.
3) My company took back the my Mac notebook so I can no longer blog from bed. Sitting up at my deskptop PC is just too painful. I have left PC gaming and blogging behind for quite some time now. My gaming super-machine, my pride and joy, sits collecting dust.
I guess I just haven't been able to sit down and write anything because I'm just feeling too much. I'm too tired, in too much physical pain, and enduring an incredible emotional loss, as my job was my life and my sanity. Then, of course, there is the incredible financial hardship that my love, Matt, and I now face with us both being unemployed. I just feel like I can't catch a break and I'm incredibly overwhelmed right now.
At my last appointment my NS had told me to go to my PCP for pain meds. My PCP said he "wasn't convinced" and gave me a prescription version of Excedrin Tension Headache and and antidepressant. I give up. If a doc won't believe my NS and my NS won't give me anything for my symptoms then I guess I'm expected to just... deal.
I submitted my paperwork to the Chiari Institute over 3 weeks ago. Still no answer.
I have an appointment with my NS tomorrow to see what the Cine MRI showed. We'll see how it goes.
That's all for now. I'll post tomorrow after my appointment.