I hate migraines!
My life is busy. Two kids. Two dogs. A full time job. Friends that I like to spend time with. Meaningful hobbies - like knitting. I move at a pretty good pace much of the time, when all of a sudden, WHAM! I'm sidelined by a migraine.
Take today for instance. I woke at 4:00AM with the excruciating pain over my right eye and stumbled to find my migraine medicine. Less than 15 minutes later it was coming back up. I was too late. I knew then I wasn't going to work today. It is not a good day to be sick, either. See?
7:45AM Staff Meeting
9:15AM Meeting on a student that might need testing for special education services
Lunch - whenever I fit it in - go to post office
3:00PM - Pick up Absent Minded Professor (Mayhem has Brownie Troop Meeting)
3:30PM - run home to south end of town to let dogs out
5:00PM - Pick up Mayhem and feed both kids something
6:30PM - be back at school for Mayhem's Spring Program (save their dad a seat)
8:30PM - we might be back at home
This is what the reality of today has been:
4:00AM - Wake up sick and take migraine meds
4:15 AM - Get sicker (I'll spare you the details)
4:30 AM - Call off work, get an ice pack for my head
6:00AM - Let kids' dad know I need him to take kids to school
6:30AM - Turn off phones and hide in dark room from morning noises
7:55AM - Assure Mayhem I will be at Spring Program, promise Absent Minded Professor I will pick him up from school... No Matter What. Allow Labs in bed with me so they stay quiet.
9:27AM - Fling cell phone across room when even "vibrate" mode hurts head
11:21AM - Crawl out of bed to shower, make coffee and get dressed.
Noon - Take another migraine pill, blog, get ready to go to the post office.
It could be worse, and has been worse. Now I take daily meds to prevent migraines which has greatly reduced the frequency of these attacks, thank goodness. The timing, however, really stinks. Sometimes these attacks can last for days, affecting my mental health in ugly ways. Anyone who also suffers from migraines knows exactly what I mean. Anyone who doesn't get migraines, should count their lucky stars. The pain can be incomprehensible. I'd rather do labor and childbirth.