I've become so spoiled!

Teri Robert @trobert Health Guide
  • Monday was an UGH day. I awoke with a Migraine accompanied by a lot of sinus area pain. Of course, a weather-triggered Migraine! Also, of course, my chronic sinus problems that are exacerbated by weather changes didn't help any. At a pain level around 6 and still groggy, I decided the best thing to do was go back to sleep, but not lying down. That would just make the sinus area pain worse, so I swallowed an Axert and shuffled out to our den and curled up in the recliner. This was about 10 a.m.

    I awoke again about 3 p.m., still not feeling well, but the pain level was down to around a 3. Phooey (Well, that's what I'll say here )! The Axert had not aborted my Migraine, and I was horribly nauseous on top of the pain. Grrrrrrrrrrrr. I made my way downstairs to my office and checked my email. There was work I needed to do, but I was having trouble thinking clearly enough to email Dan, our site producer. Thankfully, Dan is a professional and compassionate person who understood what was going on when I phoned him. We took care of the business that was necessary for the day, and he left me to try to cope with my Migraine.
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    Another Axert, 20mg of Compazine, and a cup of hot tea (coursesy of my dear hubby) got me semi-functional, but actually accomplishing anything simply was not happening. Irritated, grumpy, totally ticked off, I made my way back to the recliner.

    As I sat there totally resenting the daylights out of this Migraine that had made my day a total loss, it hit me. Instead of being resentful and ticked off over the Migraine, I should have been grateful. Migraines that rob me of an entire day have become fewer and much, much less frequent than they used to be. Instead of having such a dour attitude toward something that only happens every two or three months, I should be grateful that they're not still happening an average of five days a week as they were before I found my way to a Migraine specialist and a good preventive regimen.

    I wanted to share this for a couple of reasons...
    1. In case any of you find yourself doing the same thing; and
    2. So that you'll keep your chin up and hope strong if you have yet to find an effective preventive regimen.
    Here's looking forward to everyone finding effective treatment and becoming as spoiled as I have!

Published On: March 14, 2007