Saturday, May 5, 2012

Migraine = kink in day

Yea, a migraine puts a kink in the day to say the least. I tend to have chronic headaches, along with the daily pain that my health conditions cause, and every once in awhile those headaches turn into killer migraines.

Today was one of those days.

I sorta felt it coming on late yesterday afternoon, but I tried to ignore it. I didn’t wanna succumb to the nasty little monster because there was a lot of things I wanted to get done. Before the night was over the throbbing had increased so I took two pain pills instead of the normal one and put myself to bed. But several times during the night I awoke with stabbing pain and nausea. I tried eating so I could take my regular meds and a medicine that had been prescribed the last time the pain overtook me. I ate some fruit, took the meds and tried to eat grits. By the time I had the grits made the pain was drumming a beat inside my head … I couldn’t finish the grits. A few bites in and I had to throw it away.

Since the pain wouldn’t subside I decided to go to sleep until the pill kicked in. About two or three hours later the pain was worse and I could barely stand up straight. Although i tried to prevent it tears streamed from my eyes and I began to cry. One – because it hurt so much and, two – because the last time I had pain like that it lasted for a week. I cried ‘cause I was alone, I cried ‘cause of the pain and I cried ‘cause I cried.

I’m sure you understand.

Long story short I ended up getting a friend/neighbor to take me to the ER at the VA hospital. About four or five hours after I took the prescribed headache medicine the migraine started to subside some and I could at least uncover my eyes. I still got a shot from the doctor (Can I say, Thank you, Lord!) and, just to make sure nothing was going on with my multiple myeloma, the doctor order a CT scan.

That came back normal and I got a prescription that I can pick up tomorrow morning. After spending about five hours in the hospital, I made it home and put some food into my stomach. I still have the underlying pain, which sucks, but I’m about to hit the hay early and hopefully they’ll be even less pain tomorrow.

Although I may not be able to finish the chores and work I had to do over the weekend, I’m not going to worry about it. I have to take care of myself and see this pain through to disappearance so when the children come home on Monday I can deal with everything I have to do with them.

I hope your weekend has gone better. What have you been doing today?