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Happy Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 26, 2015      9 comments

Around 10:30 this morning I threw in the towel and decided to give in and go to the ER for this migraine. Usually they can give me something for the pain that will work at least for a day or two. Today... nothing worked. Not dilaudid, or IV t... Read more

MRI is done

Wednesday, November 25, 2015      16 comments

Sort of took a rest and recovery day today, as I had my MRI this afternoon, and I had to run errands this morning. I still started the day with a 4 mile walk with Cooper, followed by coffee with mom. The coffee seems to help my migraines a li... Read more

Quick update

Tuesday, November 24, 2015      17 comments

Nothing really fascinating happening here. The migraine is back. But the dog still has to be walked. My gratitude list for today... 1. Passionate emotion 2. Serene moments 3. Happy dog 4. Good books... especially the ones I wan... Read more

Gratitude list

Monday, November 23, 2015      16 comments

1. Cool, clear days 2. A good friend 3. A new book that makes me laugh 4. A clean kitchen 5. Getting back on track right away 6. Mobility 7. Heat and light... electric power is wonderful 8. Technology... even when it does s... Read more

What is acceptable...

Sunday, November 22, 2015      19 comments

I still have a migraine, but it isn't as intense, so I will accept it as liveable for now. It is a matter of perspective and what I am willing to resign myself to for now. After the intense agony of the past couple of weeks this is very doable... Read more

Temporary relief

Saturday, November 21, 2015      22 comments

So yesterday's infusion was thorazine and benadryl. Both of which are supposed to make you drowsy. In fact the thorazine is supposed to knock you out, so your body can reset without the pain. I have the opposite reaction to benadryl though...... Read more

Grasping at straws

Friday, November 20, 2015      22 comments

The doctor has ordered another infusion. This one may make me sleep anywhere from 12-24 hours, so if you don't hear from me that is why. The SPG block treatments only minimally helped the migraine, so they are busting out the big guns. My BFF... Read more

Third treatment

Thursday, November 19, 2015      20 comments

Third and final SPG block treatment this evening. I have only seen a minimal improvement. But I have seen SOME improvement. Now I just hope I don't get a rebound headache. And yes I cried again. There is just something about it that brings ... Read more

Second treatment

Wednesday, November 18, 2015      15 comments

I drove myself to my appointment for my second SPG block treatment. The PA was running behind so I waited quite a while. I cried again, and the taste didn't get any better. Still haven't noticed a difference. The drive didn't help. It was d... Read more

First treatment

Tuesday, November 17, 2015      18 comments

Had my first SPG block treatment this evening. No noticeable effect yet, but I am hopeful that the cumulative effect will ease the grip of the migraine. It made me cry a little, and the lidocaine running down the back of my throat tastes nasty... Read more

Keeping going

Monday, November 16, 2015      17 comments

Having a bad day with this migraine, but I am trying not to let it influence my attitude too much. It is hard, when all I want to do is curl up in a dark place and cry. But the dog has to walk, so I have to get out and interact with the world.... Read more

Gratitude list

Sunday, November 15, 2015      12 comments

1. The opportunity to watch the sunrise while walking with my dad in the morning. 2. Pups playing. 3. Helping hands (at least when I am not being stubborn). 4. Abundant sunshine (and I remembered my sunglasses!) 5. Unseasonably warm... Read more

To sleep

Saturday, November 14, 2015      16 comments

The infusion yesterday provided enough relief from the pain that I was able to sleep last night. Nine hours straight through! Felt good. Today I did my usual Saturday thing, with a few early morning errands added on. I stopped and got a Chri... Read more

Where I am at...

Friday, November 13, 2015      16 comments

I am on day 6 of my second killer migraine this month. I have tried steroids, infusions, sumatriptan, naratriptan, and have started taking daily topamax. The only thing that really seems to work so far is dilaudid, but they frown on giving tha... Read more

Gratitude list

Thursday, November 12, 2015      15 comments

1. Fall weather 2. My dad is willing to drive me to the neuro doc 3. Good books! 4. Seeing good all around me... even when I don't feel well 5. A gentle chiropractor 6. Yummy food 7. Long time friends who listen to me vent and then m... Read more

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