Relief. Something we all crave occasionally. What do you do to get relief? Do you take a pill for that nagging headache? Do you take a nature walk to relieve the stresses placed on us during these times? Do you just go to bed and hope that things will be better when you wake up?
Well, Kathy was trying to find relief since last Thursday and today she finally got it. What happened and why did it take so ling to find relief?
Well, last week I wrote about the surgery she was having on her ear. The procedure was done on Thursday and everything went well, thankfully. When she was discharged and came out to the car she was wearing a lovely (my word – not hers) gauze headband. It was wound around her head, tied in a lovely bow and held a bandage and pads covering her ear in place. No picture. I wouldn’t do that to her.
Since Thursday the pressure bandage on her ear was pressing and annoying her. It itched. She couldn’t scratch it. She also couldn’t wash her hair since she could not get the dressing wet.
Although she took ibuprofen to relieve the pain, and they did help, the pain never really left. She had some heavy duty pain pills the doctor prescribed, but she chose not to rely on those. She lived with it until today
This morning she had a doctor’s appointment. He removed her headband and the pressure dressing and immediately the pain eased. RELIEF! She still has a drainage tube in her ear and she goes back to the doctor on Thursday. She feels much better.
A bit of humor for today.