Tuesday, August 21, 2007

No Holes

I am happy to report that I don't have a hole in my heart.

That is what they were looking for with the whole "gargle this Karo thick Lidocaine and then swallow this Sharpie on a rope" thing I did this morning. I simply won't tell you all the crude things that are going through my mind to describe how my esophagus feels right now...but let's say one scenario involves the Coney Island side show and a mug of flaming bourbon.

It is a great relief. I am a little torn however, because if they had found a hole (also known as a PFO) they would have been able to fix it pretty easily and then my Migraines might have gone away. The migraines mimic TIA type strokes pretty closely with progressive blindness radiating out from the center of vision until complete, total loss of sensation on the left side of the body, hemi-paralysis, and finally mind-crushing pain for 6 to 12 hours. Now it is back to the drawing board to try to find the root cause. I count myself as lucky though, I have found a medication that staves them off almost completely (Topamax), but I live with the constant fear that one day it might stop working. As someone who worked in research for a long time, I can not accept that a causality will not be found.

At least now I can go back to the studio and make my happy little flowers with one less thing to worry about.

So There!

Title: This is where all the trouble begins
(Yes, that is my brain in there)


TrueMirage said...

thank goodness for the no hole finding and here's hoping that the meds keep working.

Krazy Kate Designs said...

your happy little flowers are adorable, wishing you the best on the medical side.

Marysusan Noll said...

I don't want to dwell on this medical stuff...but it did influence some pieces that I posted to the blog...so there is at least an artistic tie in. The last thing I want my blog to be is a moan and groan outlet. Ick...time to make some flowers...felt is a-waiting.

kneek said...

What a terrible thing to endure just to find out you need to start all over again. I wish you healing and ultimately some light that doesn't cause pain.

PamperingBeki said...

Oh goodness, I hope you can find an answer. How miserable those migraines must be!

(found you on the blog roll call...)