Rolling with the Punches

Monday, March 18, 2013

I woke up this morning with a really bad migraine. I've suffered from migraines for years and have learned to work through them most of the time. Every so often, though, one is really bad and I am not able to just work through it. Today has been one of those bad ones.

As I was the opening manager at work, I had to go into the store, but I let my boss know that I wouldn't be able to work the entire day. We covered the afternoon part of my shift, and I came back home as soon as another manager was at the store. I normally don't take anything stronger than Advil, but today took some of my migraine meds and then passed out for a couple of hours.

I could have used this as an excuse to just lay in bed or in front of the TV for the rest of the day, but I'm not! I still have a migraine, though it is much less severe than it was earlier in the day. I know that I can't do an intense cardio workout, but I can do some yoga and/or take a short walk this afternoon. I can also work on some things around the house since I am not at work.

Over the last several weeks, this is just the type of thing that would have thrown me off for the day, and I would have just curled up in bed all day or sat in front of the TV, using my migraine as an excuse to not get anything done. I know that I am back on the right road now, because I am not caving in to the excuses and am instead looking for ways I can work around the issue. It feels really good to be back!
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    Yay! Awesome way to respond! :)
    1827 days ago
    Good for you. Not letting it get you down entirely. Keep up the good work.,
    1827 days ago
    Sympathies! I have a migraine (day 8 of migraine, but less than it was). Kudos for moving forward!
    1827 days ago
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