9.18.2006

hallelujah!

o.k., forget what i said about girls not being as aggressive...

sometimes you have to push your weight around to get the ball moving...

hallelujah! Dr. J (the PC) just sent me an e-mail and said i could go to portland, or salem, my pick. just call and make the appointment. i was like....what? that was so easy!!

(that "it's OK" mantra i've been repeating to myself for days now was really true!)

*seriously, i was having so much anxiety about this on friday that i did this! positive self-talk...*

anyway, i called salem and evidentally there is no "headache clinic" as such, but a physician's assistant who deals primarly with headache/migraine just like dr. j had said.

guess when i'm going?

september 27th! and i don't have to go to salem, just to tualitain, but i'll have to get up realllllllyyyyy early. hopefully papa d will take the day off work and go with me, and maybe the kids can spend the night somewhere so they can get off to school. i know my parents and friends will help, this is a really big deal.

so wahoo! i am going to the obgyn this week to get her advice on what to do for the menstrual migraines. i'm telling her that i'm not doing anything until i see the PA. they can talk to each other if they want, and i see the new psych on the 28th to talk about the lamictal. hopefully all three of them will talk to each other. we'll see what the PA says about the botox since i still haven't gotten it and still don't even have an appointment.

oh man, i feel like a big weight has lifted off me. even though i always start off hopeful with a new doctor (even though most times it ends up being disappoiting) i think this is a big step. if he can't help me, they are going to have to step it up to another level and send me to the oregon health sciences university or something....aren't i so special?! *i don't wanna be special....

keep fingers crossed for me, prayers up, attitudes positive, etc. i say this to myself as well.

6 comments:

Suzanne R said...

This is so encouraging! At last, something is being done -- and you aren't having to wait ages. I'm glad for your positive thinking and the other positive steps you outlined in your last entry, and that they have been helpful to you. You are an inspiration to me! Take care of yourself in the meantime and may the details work out well for you. You deserve to feel better! May it happen soon.

CameraDawktor said...

thanks suzanner, that is so nice of you to say. i really appreciate it a lot.

seeing this guy is no gauruntee, but i've improved slightly with the last set of adjustments, so hopefully at least a little bit more will come with this. it's just forward movement, positive steps forward, and that helps to keep me going...

ron st.amant said...

best of luck with all the medical issues! and don't stop blogging now cuz I just linked to ya!!

CameraDawktor said...

hi ron, nice to meet ya. i'll have to get over to your blog and check it out. thanks for reading and linking!

i'm not going to quit blogging...i was whining about no readers, but when i switched to blogger beta i think it deleted my sitemeter! i will have to fix that!

Donnak said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I can't imagine how you must be feeling right now, I can only guess it probably feels like you're on cloud 9! :)

I'm pleading 'temporary insanity'.

ron st.amant said...

I'm glad I stopped by too...and please come on over to my blog and stuff...the more the merrier.