Monday, May 23, 2005

It really is back this time

Felt a bit better towards the end of yesterday and this morning I woke up and within an hour or so I was able to confirm that my brain is most definitely functioning, the pain is tolerable. I actually feel like I'm on planet Earth for the first time in about ten days.

I'm writing and it's going well, but since I've been such a miserable sod (and I have been very miserable) I thought I ought to share the great news. I really am over the moon to be able to have clear thoughts again. I can cope with anything if I can just think clearly.

Strangely enough, the only thing that has coincided with this rather dramatic improvement in cognitive function is that I forgot to take my Ibuprofen with tea last night. I know it's called "Brufen Retard" but I thought that was to do with the sustained release nature of the tablets. And I thought they made me brighter, by reducing the swelling in my brain... There may be nothing in this at all of course. I wish I wasn't compelled to analyse why things get better or worse.

4 comments:

kezzykat said...

LMAO Goldfish,

Just laughed out loud in the literal sense when I read about your ibuprofen ;) Lucky me, I am allergic to it, so haven't had to endure that one!

Glad you are 'back' Long may it last

Kerry

kezzykat said...

LMAO Goldfish,

Just laughed out loud in the literal sense when I read about your ibuprofen ;) Lucky me, I am allergic to it, so haven't had to endure that one!

Glad you are 'back' Long may it last

Kerry

The Goldfish said...

Thanks Kerry,

I really thought Ibuprofen was supposed to be totally groovy, but the changes after forgetting my dose are profound. It is such a maze trying to sort out pain-relief when you are dazed and confused most of the time anyway. The TENS machine is great though - I recommend this to everybody with pain. It has certainly reduced the volume of pills I might have had to take without it.

kezzykat said...

Hi Goldfish,

I have a TENS but to be honest it serves as a distraction at times, but does nothing really to ease or reduce the pain :(

I hope Star wars went well. I love the idea of the pasties as Leia's hair..lol..We have a mate who looks JUST like a Klingon from Star Trek, He could do with a Pasty on his forehead though..he has the wild hair and everything.

hugs

Kerry