Despite the continuation of the undying migraine, I feel like today has actually been pretty productive so far:
First, I saw the physiatrist/rehab doctor for my knee. Her resident saw me initially, and was pretty much onboard with the bursitis and saphenous nerve entrapment diagnosis I have been getting consistently, which was disappointing, but he at least had some new suggestions for treatment. When the physiatrist herself examined me, however, she found something unusual in my gracilis and joint line (same area the radiologist had noted something strange in on the ultrasound, and the reason for the second MRI). She's sending me for active release, just to give it a try. She's also sending me for some blood work to check for arthritis (just to be safe, though she doesn't suspect this is the problem...somehow this was just never done) and to look at thyroid function and b12, and for a second bone scan (the one I had last year focussed on bone metabolism in my jaw) because she's curious about the possibility that some small fracture might have been missed (we talked about the female athlete triad because my periods are irregular and I've had a couple of fractures, even though I assured her that my eating is NOT disordered). She suggested that each of these is an unlikely possibility, but that it's a good idea to check, since the pain is so longstanding and there are a couple of unusual findings in my exam, despite two clean MRIs.
After that, I exchanged a box of contact lenses I had bought before my prescription changed. I had initally bought a full year's worth, but then had had my eyes examined after a couple of months and found that my left eye required a stronger prescription. I was able to exchange six months' worth (i.e., the unopened box) for the new prescription, so in another two months, I will be able to see!
Then, I went to the hospital and took care of an overpay situation (I had been overpaid on two paycheques...what a mess) that I had intended to take care of last week.
And finally, I bought myself a lovely new cell phone and switched carriers. Goodbye, Bell. Next, to switch internet providers and cancel my home phone so I can free myself of Bell once and for all. I feel a bit like an old person, incidentally, since I don't really understand my phone and feel like I may actually need to read the instructions.
Now, lunch, and maybe then some sleep. I'm sort of at a loss as to what else to do to rid myself of this silly migraine short of taking something serious, which I'm loathe to do. Practice tonight, of course!