Saturday, February 06, 2010

Major pain

Friday was non-existent for me. 
A blur.

I am a migraine patient.
I've had migraines for about 30 years.  Many have been Very bad.  Many have made me a prisoner of my bed.  Many have caused nauseousness.

But Friday was the mother of all migraines.
It hit about the same time my alarm went off for work.  I quickly took my prescription medication to head it off....which didn't even touch the pain.

Within 30 minutes I was extremely nauseous and puking...which made the pain worse.  Sounds, light, touch...everything caused the pain to worsen.  DIY Guy will tell you that I have a very high pain threshold.  Seriously...I do.  I gave birth to all three of our kids without a drop of medication for pain.

This migraine was pain I could not endure and told DIY Guy I needed to go to the hospital or the doctor.  He was right on it....and called our doctor who got me in to the first appointment...which they said would get me treated faster than ER.  I have to agree was fast.

DIY Guy knew I was pretty sick.  There were a few things that gave that away...
1.  He had to dress me.
2.  I didn't care what I was wearing.
3.  I didn't brush my hair -- though he suggested I might do so....but there was no hope for this hair that had been tugged on and messed with to the point it was sticking out all over and straight up in the air.
4.  I didn't put make up on.
5.  I went out in public looking like a freak -- and practically crawled into the waiting room where I immediately laid on the first horizontal spot I saw.
6.  When I got in the exam room --- laid down.....didn't want DIY Guy to touch me ...couldn't open my eyes.  

Why was everyone yelling at me anyway?  Oh, they weren't --- the doctor assured me.
With the lights out in the exam room the doctor confirmed it was a bad migraine and sent the nurse in to give me two shots.

One was a sedative -- can't remember what.
The other was Tortol -- which I've had before for migraines.
When DIY Guy told the kids I'd got a shot --- they wondered where a person gets a shot for a migraine...imagining in the temple or head.  I could have cared less if they were giving it to me in my eyeballs!  But they go near your spine....and are such a welcome dose of medication.

DIY Guy managed to get me back to the car -- while all the young parents with their children avoided me like a freak --- I crawled in the back seat again....woke up at home....and crawled in bed.  When I woke up again it was 4:30 pm.  I was very hungry and a little groggy, but pain free.

It's 9:30 on a Saturday night....and I'm headed to bed.  Lame.  I still don't feel 100% -- had a little rebound headache this evening --- and am a little fearful of another "episode" like Friday's.  

So, that's why I didn't post on Friday.  
I didn't even know that Friday existed.


  1. Ugh! That sounds horrible. I hope that doesn't happen again. Good to see that you feel better enough to blog. Good night. Have a good sleep.

  2. ugh, poor you Cheri, that sounds awful. I hope that never happens to you again!

  3. Sounded very intense. Sorry you had to go through that. I hope you're better today (2 days out). Enjoy your Sunday my friend.


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