Sometimes things keep piling up and all you want is a break.
It’s been one of those months.
One of my beloved animals became very ill. We spent a lot of time going to and from the emergency after hours. She was admitted for a few days. Fortunately she is now well on her way to recovery and back to shouting at me through the door as soon as my alarm goes off (“FEED ME, FEED ME HUMAN”).
Then my face started to hurt. Just one side, around the temple, spreading to my zygomatic arch and down my jaw. I went to the doctor, who discovered a red tympanic membrane (ear drum), so put me on antibiotics and NSAIDs with a recheck in 48 hours if the pain hadn’t gone away.
You guessed it, the pain hadn’t gone away.
Revisited and now I’m being treated for shingles (chicken pox take two) and trigeminal neuralgia.
Unfortunately I suspect it’s likely to be trigeminal neuralgia. The tympanic membrane is looking much better. I have no rash or blistering associated with shingles, and the pain is progressing from a tooth ache to stabby stabby.
I’d been stable on my new bunch of meds for quite some time, and I was quite liking it. I’m not entirely pleased with this new spanner in the works, or the new medication (which makes me really sleepy). But it is what it is, and I’m just going to have to live with it.