Thursday, April 28, 2011

The big day

Tomorrow is the big day, the day I’m going in for Botox injections for my migraines. Miracle of miracles, the insurance company approved the procedure, and there’s not even a co-pay for the Botox itself, which means I’ll have to pay the $50 office visit fee and not the $400 meds and visit fee that I had to last time.

I was so relieved when I got the call from the doctor’s office that I just about cried. My migraines have gotten worse since the last time I wrote. I’ve had them pretty much daily for the past two weeks, and it’s been hard to function some days.

Tomorrow’s procedure involves 31 injections into my forehead, scalp and back of the neck. I asked my sister, who’s had it done, how bad it was, and she said, “I’m not going to lie – it hurts a lot.” Great.

But I’m willing to undergo that many injections in the hopes of cutting back on the migraines even a little bit. Something has to change.

Of course, I may have to self medicate with wine or Xanax before going – probably Xanax given that my appointment is at 8:00 am. That’s a little too early for wine.

10 comments:

Becca said...

oh i hope it helps!!!

Ann in NJ said...

Good luck!

(The captcha is "mogran" - hmmm, is that a sign?)

FishyGirl said...

Gosh, I hope it works, and I hope it doesn't leave you all droopy or stone faced. But honestly, if I was having them every day, I just might be willing to put up with droopy or stone faced to get rid of them. Good luck!

Shelly in Austin said...

It's never too early for wine! I hope it goes great! Keep us posted!

Jungle Pete said...

Good luck. When I first read the title I figured 31 shots would give anyone a migraine but then I realized you weren't talking about liquor.

jennyp said...

Oh, good luck! Keep positive thoughts!

The Empress said...

Lucky duck!

Murr Brewster said...

My sister had horrible migraines half the week for fifty years, and then they went away at menopause. Think a good thought.

Baino said...

I'm late as usual so hope all went well and it's not too painful. Just think of the migraine pain you'll hopefully not experience again . . can't be much worse than that I'd imagine.

FranceRants said...

I hope it went okay....debilitating headaches suck....