It was July 4, 2015.
The faint squeals of the neighborhood kids scampering in the grass brought a crooked, hesitant smile to my mangled face.
I was lying flat on my back in bed. That’s what the Neurologist ordered to ward off the migraines that the spinal tap had triggered. Dizzy, nauseated, in excruciating pain and confined to my bed, I felt hopeless and afraid.
Just 4 days before, the symptoms began. It started with a headache, but this headache felt different than the usual sinus pressure fare. It pulsated behind my left ear, which soon became tender to the touch.
I was afraid. [Read more…]