Thursday, November 29, 2007

Headache

I've been waking up with headaches (or developing them during the day) this week. I realized, after a vivid dream last night, that I'm feeling a little stressed this week.

You see, I'm going in tomorrow to have a wart removed from the bottom of my right toe. It's been there for a really long time and the doctor has to cut it out. The whole process is a little daunting and scary. I don't really know what to expect, but my brain is making it huge.

I've been thinking about this all week, then last night the dream. It was more of a wish that my brain created...a fantasy of how I wish it would go: I get to the office and the doctor hands me a pill to "make me comfortable." I swallow it and minutes later I'm dozing off. I wake, a bit disoriented, in a park with S & SS. There is a kite festival and we are watching the kites. They carry me to the bathroom at one point. I feel safe and protected.

Sadly, the reality is going to be different. There will be a numbing agent, but I will be alert and oriented. Then it's home to not have much activity for the rest of the day. I don't even know if there will be pain meds. I hope so...or I hope that I'm exagerrating in my mind how painful it will be.

3 comments:

Planet Me said...

you're overestimating it, probably. i think you will be OK. It happened to me.

vesta44 said...

I had warts cut off my middle finger's knuckle when I was in 7th grade, and the worst part of it was the shot for numbing it. I didn't have much pain later that day, or any day after that (but then, I didn't have to walk on my hands either). I think you'll be fine, but a lot depends on your tolerance for pain, too. Good luck :)

Aravis said...

May your reality wind up being as comforting as the dream...