Friday, August 12, 2005

Missed it by THAT much

I spent yesterday fighting off a migraine. I've only had one in my entire life and it was two years ago. I had the auras, the nausea and the feeling that my brain was going to explode and ooze out of my ears. In order to avoid that "someone has been playing rugby with my brain" feeling, I'll do ANYTHING! I went to bed the night before with a splitting headache but thought that it had something to do with the "dinner" that a friend encouraged me to eat with her and Thing 1 and 2. It consisted of a blondie topped with Ben and Jerry's toffee ice cream, butterscotch and chocolate syrup and whipped cream AND a regular brownie topped B&J Chunky Monkey ice cream, Oreos and butterscotch and chocolate syrup. Yes, she's a bad-good influence (her philosophy is life is short, eat dessert first) and it felt so good to be soooo bad. To be honest, Thing 1 and 2 ate most of it but I can't help but think that the sugar overload sent my system over the edge. Anywho, I woke up with the headache and thought that maybe I needed a jolt of Joe. Wrong, it made it worse. Midway through my breakfast, I was chugging tonic water and hoping that I wouldn't have to pray to the porcelain goddess all day. Then the wooziness started and while I never saw the auras, I knew that a migraine was headed my way. Every two or three hours, I was popping three Advils and drinking plenty of water. I still feel like I have a hangover but I was able to keep the majority of the pain away. Phew! That was close.

In spite of the throbbing, I was able to knit some more on Cantaloupe. I'm going to have to get more yarn but I'm determined to finish this in time to wear it this summer. I'd show you pictures but it doesn't look very different than it did a few days ago except that its twice as long.

We're heading out to the beach this weekend. This weekend is literally supposed to be the calm before the storm Irene skirts Hampton Roads next week. The forecast - 100% beacharific! In addition to soaking up some rays and working on Cantaloupe, I plan to sneek away to a knitting shop or two (my fav is Ewe Knit Kits), stay out of MIL's way and visit with MacGuyver and Ebayman (aka Mom and Dad).

Live each day as if its your last, let your family and friends know that you love them and remember to take time to breathe deep. Have a wonderful weekend!


bethanie said...

I get migraines too. I know that some foods can be a trigger for some people. Caffeine helps my headaches though. That's one of the first things I do - chug some caffeine and stay still! And you're right, the next day you DO feel like you're hung over or something - it's hard to explain. It's like your brain is still trying to get back to normal or something.

Renee said...

Count me as another one who gets them. Terrible, terrible things. The worst part is that people don't understand what it is like unless they've had one. I always make sure I have my Advil Extra Strength Liquigels on hand as well as a full Imitrex prescription.

Have fun at the beach - I hope you don't have any more migraines.

Gracie said...

I'm sorry about the migrane.

Have a wonderful weekend!! I hope that you get a chance to go and pay a visit to the LYSs!!

Lauren said...

I sure hope you were able to stave off the migraine, Tanya. I have only ever had one... but I know they are bad. Take care of yourself.

Hope you are having a good week~