Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Wasted Mornings

Ol' reliable daylily

Loud thunder woke both Scott and me at 4 a.m. Rain poured down so loudly I thought it must be hail. But my flowers don’t seem damaged today. I took only a quick tour though, as the wind is cold.

Both yesterday morning and this one have been "lost" ones, in that I've been visited by the trusty old migraine and had to take a pill and go back to bed till early afternoon. I have a job that permits me to work around this condition; I know I'm very lucky. And thank god the pills work, given a few hours. Before they came my way, I'd spend the entire day crying and puking while trying to escape the pain by sleeping, which was very difficult to do. Usually I'd have to keep one eye open to make sure the boys were okay, too; fortunately they weren't the kind of small children who get up to no good when left to their own devices.

Also, for the past few months, I haven't had six or eight migraines each month. I've had only three each month. That is a significant improvement that I seem to recall also occurred last summer. Oh well. Shrug. I've never figured this thing out yet, and maybe never will. 


  1. From age 45 to about 55, I had migraines up the wazoo. Then, at just about the time they stopped my internist introduced me to Imitrex.
    I felt like a glorious drug addict as I pulled into a fast food restaurant, ordered a soda, and then parked in a remote area so I could pull up my skirt and plunge the IM needle into my thigh. I'd sit back, close my eyes. And in less than five minutes the pain, the nausea, the whole awfulness of migraines would be gone and I could go back to work.
    But for most women I think they end with the end/or near the end of menopause. Good luck. Glad you have the pills you have. I never ever thought they would end. A couple of times I was hospitlizeds they were so bad. Now, I never Claire

  2. I used to have migraines. A lot. But I haven't had one for at least ten years, knock wood. And that was one of the good things about menopause, I think, although there are other good things...

    You poor thing. I remember so well when sleep was the only thing that made the hours pass until the migraine was gone, if I could manage to fall asleep. That and staying in one position in a darkened room. Sending you healing Reiki...hope you feel better today. xx

  3. A lot of women suffer with migraines, eh? My sister just keeps on working right through them, long past the time I'd've given up and gone to bed.

    For the past two months I've woken up three days in a row with one, so kinda expected today (Wed) to be the same. Must've received your reiki, Marion, because I'm feeling chipper this morning -- normal!

  4. I cannot imagine, Kate. It's bad enough to have a summer cold, living with migraines would be disaster. I wish you well!!

  5. My son gets them and we are constantly looking for causes - diet, seasons - stress - they seem so random. We've never come up with anything consistent except that he absolutely has to eat at meal times and can't miss or be late for one. But even then sometimes they creep in anyway.
    They are certainly a curse for those who suffer from them.
    It must have been so hard when the boys were little.

  6. Maggie, sometimes not eating enough, or on time, or properly, brings mine on, too. "Sometimes" is the aspect that is such a piss-off, because if you knew for sure the reason, you could avoid them.

    It was definitely tough having small kids at home when I had a migraine. Fortunately they were never the type who got into anything or did "stupid" things, so I could doze with one eye on them. But there were times I begged their dad to take the day off so I could sleep as much as possible, and he did whenever he could.


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