Κυριακή, 19 Φεβρουαρίου 2012

Anything Else?

I had a weird numbness on the left side of my face the whole day. I had a little trouble eating and drinking and it was a little annoying but it was supportable. Late on the afternoon I was talking on the phone with my mother and when I told her what happens to me, she suggested to see a doctor. And that's what I did! At about 8.00 pm I went to the first aid centre. I told the pathologist what happens, she did a few tricks with my face and she said: You are young and you'll be worried...you have paresis of facial nerve...it's not my specialty so I can't give you anything...you have to see a neurologist immediately. Go to an overnight hospital. You can cure it with warmness, massages and meds, it's just takes a lot of time. Don't worry!

I said I worry cause I have a baby who breastfeeds. She said I should not feed my baby with my milk while I take meds, instead throw it away (the milk silly, not the baby). Damn it! I went back home. Informed Phillip, breastfed the baby and about 10.00 pm we all got in the car and traveled to the hospital.

They had a weird system there. When you were getting in the hospital there was a security lady. You had to tell here were you pain and she would diagnosed what doctor you had to see!!! After that you had to take a number and wait for your turn. Every few minutes the same security lady was calling what number that should get into. Anyway, we waited for at least one hour and she never even mentioned about a neurologist. So we went to ask her. Then she asked the other security (I wonder what she says when people ask her what job she does) if there are a lot of people in the neurologist's, he said no, so we got in (!!!). 'In' was ehm ok...a big room separated by curtains, that hided nothing. A chaotic room where all the doctors and patients were one over the other. I waited for a few minutes but they kept bringing people on stretchers. I took a look around me. I saw people bleeding, elderly people insensible/on drugs/having injections. Between them my problem seemed so small. I thought about leaving. There were people in serious condition and I would tell the doctor that I have a slight numbness on my face...? I would feel ashamed! Plus most (maybe all) the doctors were specializers which in greek means take drugs and stay overnight cause I take no responsibility. In combination with the doom that was going, I don't think I would get the chance to get valid information about a natural, breastfeeding friendly cure cause I'm not gonna stop breastfeeding for any reason!

I wonder what else is gonna happen to me after...

the Carpal Tunnel Syndrom in both hands



the scratches baby does to me all the time



and a few other things that wouldn't be polite to talk about in public!

The good thing is that the baby have been very cooperative. That means he slept the whole time at his daddy's hug. About my problem...I searched a bit over the internet and found out it's not so bad as I thought...I'll just have to live with the fact that I'be laughing and talking like Stalone for a short of time hahaha. Tomorrow afternoon I'll visit a neurologist in his office. I wish everything goes well!

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