Not Just Your Garden-Variety Neurotic Smartass.

Overwhelming Sense of Ick.

Yesterday’s ECT was rough. I woke up quickly, felt OK to go out to breakfast with my dad afterwards, and had a conversation with Jasmine when I got home, but I had crazy memory loss and a throbbing headache at the base of my skull that was so bad I wound up going to bed at four o’clock in the afternoon.

They seem to be getting worse every time, and I sincerely hope that this trend will not continue.

I do feel marginally better today, though, so hopefully it’s just treatment days that I’m going to feel like crap.

One thing I’m truly grateful for is that Dean and my family have volunteered to drive me at 6:30 in the morning three days per week. My dad was off yesterday so he took me, my mom is taking me tomorrow, and even though Dean works 2-2s he has no problem waking up at 6 to head over to the hospital in East Chicago. That’s one hell of a good friend.

The nurses on the same-day surgery unit (ECT is considered same-day surgery) are fantastic, too. They’re all very kind and pleasant to be around.

So far this has been pretty good except for the physical side effects.

In other news, I need to think of a badass Halloween costume. Jasmine and her boyfriend are dressing up as Daphne and Fred because our dog looks like Scooby Doo. Shaggy, perhaps? Heh.

I also need to go on a diet, because I have been absolutely pigging out and am roughly the size of a land yacht. There is nothing I hate more than measuring food.

On that note, off I go to drink the coffee.

4 thoughts on Overwhelming Sense of Ick.

  1. You have the full support of everyone that loves you my dear, and with damn good reason: It’s YOU.Make sure to tell em’ all that I applaud what they are doing! Also, I assume that you have spoken to the Doctor about the way that you feel physically after each treatment, and if that is normal…am I right? Hmmmmm??? Just gotta fuck with ya cuz I can. *snort* Keep on keepin’ on kiddo, you are moving in a positive direction, I just KNOW it. If I am proven wrong, then I want to speak to whoever is in charge of this shitshow and get some hard ass answers outta them. ya know? Be well.

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