My Side of the Story – Part 2

The Beginning: November 12, 2009

It’s about 4:00pm, and I’m sitting at my desk as work. I’m counting down the minutes until I can leave.

A typical experience about that time every day!

I had just finished eating a banana when a piercing pain shot through my head. It felt like a knife had been stuck in the back, right of my head (side note: I’m very desensitized to the gory details of this experience. So sorry if anything is TMI!).

I gripped my desk and stared bug-eyed at my computer screen.

What is happening? My head HURTS!

I’m not sure what to do, and I can’t really think straight.

The pain must have triggered the “I’m sick” button in my brain because I got up and went to the bathroom. I sit down in the chair in the bathroom. Some senses come back to me.

What am I doing here? I’m not going to throw up. What good is the bathroom going to do?

I remember that Deb, the lady I carpool with, seems like the type to have a “pharmacy” at her desk. So I head in her direction.

This is just a headache. Maybe I have a migrane.

At Deb’s desk, she is concerned and wonders if we should head home early.

Nah, I’m fine. It’s almost time to go anyway.

I get some pain reliever and head back to my desk. Thirty minutes or so later, we head for home.

When I got home, I told Dan about the headache. He isn’t too concerned and neither am I. It’s just a headache, right?


Next: My Side of the Story – Part 3

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