Monday, August 11, 2008

DOWN and OUT!

That's how I felt all day yesterday. I woke up with a migraine and instead of staying in bed, I thought that maybe I could beat it. So I took a shower, got the paper, a bowl of cereal and a glass of juice. I was almost finished with the first section of the paper when the nausea took over. I was back in bed with the sheet over my head and there is where I stayed until noon when Dan came to see if I wanted a butterburger from Culvers (a weekend lunch tradition at our house). I said yes, having a hard time believing it was noon already. If you know me, you know that I don't get sick very often. When I have had migraines before, they were gone by noon, so I figured I had this one under control. I finally got out of bed about 1:30 and joined Dan in the living room watching something on TV. I had to move to a different chair to eat because the I was facing the TV and it was just too bright. I ate a few bites and it didn't taste very good so I took the lettuce, tomato, pickles off. I was really hungry so I finished it. (bad mistake!) I laid on the couch for a while, dozing and Dan suggested a warm bath. I enjoyed the bath and then the nausea was back. I gave up and went back to bed. Dan made some jello about 8:00 and I had a bowl of that and some ice chips. Slept all night, my headache seems to be gone and I had some jello for breakfast, so I think I'm all better now.

4 comments:

Linda C. said...

Oh, you poor little thing. I've had migraines for years, but I seem to be out-growing them . . . it might be the best benefit of menopause. I am lucky that I have an aura . . . seeing double, so I can take the medicine, and hope for a halt. If I give in to it, however, I suffer as you did with the nausea, etc. I have to follow Phyllis Diller's marital advice - don't go to bed, stay up and fight!

Lori in South Dakota said...

So sorry you have a migraine--I know exactly how you feel. I don't know how old you are, but they seem to get less with age.

marilyn said...

I'm on day 6 of my migraine, so I feel your pain! I'm off to the doctor to see if they can do something for this one. I don't know about the getting older thing, mine haven't gotten better with age. Hang in there. Hope you feel better soon.

quitedappletree/blogger.com said...

I am so sorry that you got a migraine. They are awful. I'm glad that you are feeling better. I'm not used to you being sick it is so unusual because you are one of the healthiest people I know.:)