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.