Yesterday I had a migraine….I haven’t had one that bad in years! When my girls were young I use to get them ever few weeks. The headaches I had were debilitating. Typical impact; extreme light and sound sensitivity, pain that intensifies, a blind spot in my vision and for me, physical expelling the contents of my stomach. Not pleasant. For those of you who experience migraines you know full well how they bring you to your knees.
I slept most the day and finally arose around 4pm. Still enduring pain but slowly subsiding. Both my girls and my guy got home around 6pm. We sat on the deck for a short time talking. I hadn’t eaten all day and knew I needed to have something. No one else was very hungry. I suggested we partake of cheese and crackers to make it simple. Steve said that sounded good and without hesitation my daughter Courtney said “Mom’s been sick today so YOU get to cut up the cheese.” (directing this to Steve) Of course he had already planned to prepare our feast but having my girls there protecting me made me smile.
I’m hoping the happenings yesterday does not become a trend again. For those of you who experience these monsters, do you have suggestions?
- How can I tell if I am experiencing a migraine or a sinus headache? (zocdoc.com)
- Migraine Miseries Push Patients to Ways of Coping (well.blogs.nytimes.com)