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Bad news, pending

Monday, August 19, 2013

It's been a rough couple of weeks, physically. During the last 21 days I have had 19 migraines, which is probably a new record. It wasn't really brought on by anything, either. My migraines are typically brought on by a whole bunch of junk food, or a change in weather, or lack of sleep, or an abnormal amount of stress. None of these triggers were present.

And that's just the tip of the iceberg. There are some other issues arising, none of which I'm comfortable talking about yet. There is a possibility of a doctor's visit in the near future but it will likely still take some time to figure out what's wrong.

I don't like to leave the grid, so to speak. Considering how far away most of my friends and family are, the internet is often a lifeline. I communicate as best I can. But in this situation it's difficult, and the migraines make writing torture. So I'll try to update anyone who cares. Just don't worry that I've given up on SparkPeople, or anything. I'm still here.

I did go on a nice long walk on Saturday. Two hours of walking, actually. Well, it was longer than that, but I only recorded two hours of it. It was definitely more. Needless to say, I overworked myself by not paying attention, and went to bed with yet another migraine because I also spent most of that day without food--also because I wasn't paying attention. When I get focused on something, believe it or not, I forget to eat, and don't even notice I'm hungry. I think it's one of the curses of being a teacher--I'm sure doctors and nurses understand the feeling, except they get paid better to go for hours on end without food or potty breaks.

Anyways. I will not say I'm fine or that everything is okay, but I am here, and I am alive, and I'll keep everyone informed as I am able. :)
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    It's hard to even HAVE a life when you're battling that many migraines in such a short amount of time. Take care of yourself - we'll know that if we aren't hearing from you it's because THAT is your priority!
    1670 days ago
    That really sucks about your migraines. Maybe you should try an elimination diet to see if there is a food that is causing them. A friend of mine found out caffeine triggered hers like clockwork.
    I hope you feel better soon!!
    1671 days ago
    I feel your pain, I had migraines all through junior high, but luckily out grew them. I have had a couple of cluster headaches as an adult, I wouldn't wish those on anybody! Good luck to you, I hope all issues get worked out in your favor.
    1671 days ago
    emoticon I know what you are going through. I too have really bad migraines. Some one on Spark people told me that when she gets a migraine she eats something & drinks some gatorade. I tried the gatorade & it helps some.
    1671 days ago
    I've had months with migraines like that. Keep your head up and hang in there.
    1671 days ago
    I am praying for you, hang in there.
    I have had migraines myself and I know how debilitating they are.
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    1672 days ago
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