So, it's been a little over 2 weeks and little is still known. I first went to my Gerontologist, he was concerned about the bleeding and my left side is slightly swollen (has been for a while and extremely painful - like a gnawing back pain that keeps you up at night). He scheduled a colonoscopy which happens on the 6th of next month. I've never had one of these before and knowing that they use the same camera (though wrapped in protective plastic) is used on other people, I'm a recovering germaphobe and the thought wierds me out. The procedure is only 15 minutes but, I'll be there at the hospital for about 5 hours. 5 hours for a 15 minute procedure! I wonder if people that have anal sex prep for 5 hours? Boy, that's dedication!
I also went to the Ophthalmologist and ended up leaving feeling very relieved and happy - blind as a bat but, happy! He explained to me that the eyes don't really have pain receptors so, the pain I was feeling was sinus related which, I told my doctor numerous times and he just ignored it. I've had chronic sinus infections since I was a kid. He also managed to get an accurate glaucoma test and that was fine. All in all, my eyes are "incredibly healthy" and my eyesight has actually improved! I just need simple over the counter reading glasses now, yay!
I went to see the Neurologist and that went well. He confirmed that I am indeed a chronic severe migraine sufferer....... really? I never knew ~smirk~ There really isn't much that can be done except pain killers which, he gave me some samples of Cambria and that tasted HORRIBLE but was effective and even killed the pain in my back and shoulders. He suggested Botox in my neck and back and if it works it should clear up about 75% of my migraines. If it will clear up 75% of my migraines then YES! DO IT! I just haven't heard back from their office on whether my insurance will cover it or not. He was concerned though about my balance. He had me do basic sobriety tests and I toppled over every single time - especially the heal / toe test. He's considering doing further testing such as MRI etc. to make sure there isn't anything more going on in my head since I shouldn't have balance issues. He also addressed the issues with my back and muscle cramping and suggested I see a Neuromuscular specialist, that I will address when I see my doctor so I can get a referral.
Work is going well, they let me pick out a couple of chairs. When they arrived I got to try each one out for a day and pick the one I wanted. The rest went back and my new chair is awesome! I almost don't want to leave work now LOL My back is still killing me though, it seems like the better my posture my more it hurts so, I'm wearing my full torso compression belt again........ Boy it makes me look statuesque and I'm fine by that! LOL
More updates soon!