Four days ago I started getting these intense headaches. I have thought of everything – maybe it was the water that I drank down in Hermiston when I went to visit my mother. The water smelled and tasted like corn, you know. Maybe it was some of the food I ate out in Seattle last week. Maybe I have cholera. Maybe, maybe, maybe…
In this case, I have no certainties. I don’t know what I’ve come down with – but I think that I can guess. It’s like I’m walking down the cafeteria at the school, and I’m having a hard time walking in a straight line. I’m irritable, extremely irritable by the fourth day. I’m able to do things, but I just want this headache to go away!
It’s Friday. The day that I have everything to be thankful for. The day that I’m supposed to be happy about because I get to party all night long – but I don’t feel like partying. I am not getting a good grade in my chemistry class, because I haven’t done any of the homework this week. It’s one of my coolest classes, though.
My dad suggested that my headaches might be a result of my bad posture, but I don’t think that is it. Besides, my fatigue just makes me want to bend over and look at the floor – because it is so uncomfortable sitting upright. Could it be that my bed is getting to be too small for me, I really don’t think so.
I remember getting a bloody nose in the middle of the night when I went to visit my mother two days after Thanksgiving – and that was really concerning. That night, I had trouble sleeping and I had the same type of in-sleep headache that I had a few weeks earlier.
The earlier event was on a Saturday, and I remember it was ten o’clock in the morning and I had to pull my pillow over my eyes because the sunlight hitting my eyelids hurt so much.
Anyways, back in Hermiston, I got really flushed under the covers and I felt all the blood going to my face. I had to get up, and that’s when I got a drink of that really weird smelling water – I got it out of the kitchen faucet, however, which had a filter on it. I don’t think it’s the water, because I had had some of that same water when I helped my mom move in with my great grandmother this summer, and nothing eventful came from that.
I remember the night of my nose bleed, however, I had gone to see the movie Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, Part One at the Destiny Theatre in Hermiston. I wanted a snack because I was going to see a movie in a theatre, but I didn’t want any popcorn, because I didn’t want to spend half an hour brushing out the kernels from my teeth when I went back to the house. So, I got some licorice. I wasn’t able to eat the whole thing at one sitting, but I didn’t feel like eating it all the next day when it went stale and froze out in my car, so I ate it all up on the way home.
When I got to the house, I realized that it was ten thirty at night, and that I shouldn’t of eaten all of the box just then, because I had to go to bed, and hit the road early the next morning. Then, when I was sleeping, that’s when I got that nose bleed.
So. I came back home and I spent a whole bunch of days with money in my wallet. I thought that I might as well buy a candy bar on my way to school in the mornings before I got down to the peek of my limit on expenses. A couple of days, though, I also bought one in the afternoon.
Then I got a note that I had to pay twenty dollars for my car charger for my cell phone, so I thought that was my warning that I should stop spending. I payed the money, and I put the rest of my money in a safe spot.
In between then and about four days ago was fin, I didn’t have any problems.
Then, I got a headache in the middle of the night again, on a Tuesday. I had gone to bed at eight o’clock that night, and I got up at six thirty.
That same headache has lasted me till today, when I finally agreed that I might have to make an appointment with my doctor. My appointment is now set for Monday when school gets out. The pain pills are doing me fine for the moment, but I think that this might be something that is out of my control.
Every time I eat something with a lot of sugar, the headache gets worse. I have a difficult time seeing things in the distance, but I’ve had perfect vision since birth. I think I have diabetes, but I really don’t want to think about it.