I have been in a lot of pain since last Thursday. Well, that’s not true, it really started on Friday after all of the drugs they gave me on Thursday wore off. I have to keep googling my symptoms to reassure myself that everything is normal. It is. It also gets a little better every day so that is reassuring.

I remember having a lot of pain after the lung needle biopsy last time, I guess it makes sense that another lung needle biopsy with the addition of the same spot being microwaved would probably be as bad or worse.

The pain comes in segments. It seems to be triggered by movement. Unfortunately most of the time that movement is breathing. It was hitting every hour or so and would last then for 5 to 20 minutes. The biggest problem with this is sleep. If you are waking up every 45 to 60 minutes and then staying awake for a half an hour it is exhausting. So the good news is last night I finally slept!!

I had two bouts of pain, one after I had been asleep for a couple of hours and then again about five hours later. I think the second bout I just went ahead and integrated into my dreams. Not a particularly pleasant dream but at least I slept through most of the pain.

I feel so much more coherent today. It’s nice to have my brain back again. Mostly.





4 thoughts on “P-A-I-N

  1. That is a rough ride. I am glad you are seeing some improvement.

    Dreaming through pain is so weird. I have done that before and it does make for some unpleasant dreams but better to sleep and dream through than wake up. I hope it starts getting better faster.

    Being coherent is good! I hope it is a painfree and productive day!

  2. Oof. Sorry its such a rough patch! Glad u could sleep even a little! Really hoping it improves by leaps and bounds each day.

    1. I think it’s like any other injury, sometimes you can move just the perfect way and it doesn’t bother you at all, and sometimes you stretch that incision open and every nerve screams like an f’ing banshee. Last night was the first night I slept through the night with no random horrible pain. It was wonderful! I hope you can say the same.

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