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Friday, August 16, 2013

First Round of Botox

I've been away a while because we moved into our house about a week and a half ago, but we just got internet hooked up yesterday.

First, I'm incredibly grateful for all those that kept me in their thoughts and prayers today. I feel so blessed to have such amazing loved ones / prayer warriors, and I know that it's only by God's grace that I made it through the fears and pain today (and every day!).

After some crazy-bad anxiety leading up to it, my first round of Botox went alright today. I'm so glad that I
took anti-anxiety meds beforehand. And, I listened to some advice from other that've had Botox done before - such as, being mindful to keep breathing, ask for short breaks as needed.

I'd be lying if I said that it didn't hurt, but I think part of it was that I was already ultra-sensitive because of dealing with a migraine during the treatment. The injections in the neck / shoulder areas were more painful than the others. The few (one, in particular) in my right shoulder were really bad. My right shoulder is the one I injured in my car accident and have had trouble with ever since... yowza!

Overall, I think it went as well, or better, than I expected.

I'm thankful that Jeremy was with me the whole time. He had some trouble with it and had to sit down about halfway through. I think he was taking some of my burden away from me and it got the best of him. He's alright, but it was harder for him than either of us anticipated.

They played some music of my choice, and God blessed me with songs that really helped me through:
After the treatment, my head felt heavy, yet light. It was weird. I've been having difficulty with my balance, so definitely glad Jeremy was here to help keep me from running or falling into things as much. I came home and slept for quite a while (probably 4-5 hours).

I still have the migraine I had when I got up this morning, but it doesn't seem to have gotten much worse, which is good. I'm starting to get tired again, so I'm going to head to bed (hopefully to get some more sleep).

Again, thank you for all the prayers and support. We'll see how things go from here.