Right Lobe Pain is Back…edited…

Now, everything I ever studied, read or learned when doing the job myself with patients… 

Things that hurt on the right side of the brain, impact the left side of the body…

I wrote last year how I knew I had a stroke at one time in my life, but I was never informed of that stroke… gee go figure on that one…

That being said, are you tired of that phrase yet, anyway… 

I started the BP med last Friday… so I have been on it 72 hours and of course this drug is also for migraines, which I have never had, I associated my head pain with the term, but I never met the profile for migraines… and like I said, I know a few things about those awful problems, because of very close people in my life, that have suffered for decades, so I learned what I could, so I would understand their issues… funny how others don’t do the same for me, but I get it, I am a total geek on this stuff, as the pain in my right temple lets me know it is there…

I told Mike, when I said my head aches, it’s not a headache per say, no, when I get a stress headache, which is the only kind I have ever had, you can tell the symptoms for it are 100% different from the pain I get in my right lobe, where the stroke is at… 

I keep saying it, I cannot always articulate what I am trying to convey and the doctors, never allow me to try to explain, they cut me off and dismiss the symptoms as migraines or headaches… but that isn’t what happens when the pain in my head hits…

Again, to meet the profile for any illness, you must have multiple symptoms that apply… I do not meet that criteria for migraines… I never have…

So this pain in the side of my head isn’t a head ache… It is straight forward pain and what happens, and it just now hit the left side… but what happens I can feel, yep feel, the vessel/vien expand and contract as blood flows through it and it causes a pain that gets your attention… not a throbbing pain, just pain, like I am feeling now, down the side of my head, pass my jaw and into the carotid artery… and to me, if I am right, says some kind of vien disease…

I get the same kind of pain, in my primary vessel to my heart, which also is connected to an artery… much like angina…

This is something I have lived with since the beating on Japan, that nearly killed me… Jeez those christians were hell-bent on shutting me up… much like the doctor did in the office and most of the times I am in there, but she isn’t the only one… it’s a pattern of behavior by the college educated and that cost lives… Saw that myself, when I worked in the medical field… and some of those deaths were very ugly and painful for all involved with that loved one…

Anyway, I noticed yesterday the pain had come back to that area of my skull and transversed to the left lobe… and I felt a weakness in my left side…. and because of that, I made sure I did those exercises that keep my mobility going, just in case… maybe good idea, maybe bad… but after a while you just get tired of trying to get anyone to listen to you and you take your health care into your own hands… and there just went the tachycardia…

So, though this BP med has brought my numbers down on the right side, the left side is still elevated… and we went to the store Saturday and bought a new high-tech BP monitor… and I also have the tools to do it manually… never have been without a stethoscope for years now… or a BP cup….

No clue where I am going on this, just want to document all of this journey, just in case I drop dead and hubby has all the info he needs for the lawyer… 

We may not be able to sue the federal government… but veterans are allowed to sue the VA system… and that will be who we go after…

Hope the day goes better than the nights… sleep seems to have left our household…

So when I said my head throbbed, I think the term I should have used… it is more of a pulsating feeling and sharp pain…in keeping with the heart beat and tachycardia…

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I Remember… Margie… hope someone does…

Sgt. USAF DAV