So now I have been poked, prodded, stuck, and a few things I can't describe in any sort of good taste. In fact, who knew all the places they can tack-on electrodes?
At this point, I have healed from the bruising left after the three Solumedrol infusions. And I have gotten over the rashes left by the tapes used to secure various medically-invasive implements. The worst one being the goop used to secure and maintain the connection needed for the electrodes attached to my scalp. Again: who knew?
And lets not forget the ringing in the ears. Two different tones, apparently one for each side. It wasn't there, I don't think, before all this frigging loveliness.
Ahem. Some of the adhesive left only a minor spot or two that healed in just a day or so, but the electrode in the hair, well, that is still a sore/hot spot in my scalp. Sort of like those hot spots fleas leave on a dog.
Without going into the nasty details, I am only left with a Urinary Tract Infection, caused by the tubing used to pump me full of sterile water. Of course, I have a mild UTI almost all the time, anyway, from self-catheterizing, but the laboratories caught this one. Now I am on Amoxicillin for the next ten days.
Last, but certainly not least, is the after effects of the MRI: an entirely new one now scheduled for next week.
We are now officially keeping the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in business, single-handedly. The bills for the copays, etc, are piling up.