Just he and I and all of them....

Just he and I and all of them...

Monday, May 9, 2011

Migraines and Mothers Day...

Okay, so I am still struggling with my lovely headaches and when I say struggling you should know that really, they are just part of me. They are actually part of what defines me. I have had headaches for as long as I can remember. When I was a little girl and a teenager my parents just thought I liked meds because I was always asking for Tylenol or Ibuprofen, anything to try to knock the headache. But as I grew older and became in charge of my own health I realized that having a headache everyday is NOT normal, for other people anyway, unfortuneately for me it is. Honestly, at the end of a day if I notice I haven't had a headache it suprises me, my normal days are not without headaches. I have tried so many meds, it is crazy! Some of my favorites are Topomax which for me really was Dopomax, seriously, I became so dumb on this drug, I could not talk, I could not funcion and I have a job that I kind of need to function at so that wasn't good. Another favorite was Percocet, nice little drug that causes a nice little addiction!!, I do sometimes take Imitrex but you build a tolerance. So after trying those and many, many others I went to a nuerologist who said quit taking them all. You know the spill exercise, watch what you eat, blah, blah, blah! I was so frustrated because I had already heard that from my doctor, so nothing new, no soltutions. So I am on a quest, I have to figure this out some how and I truly believe that drugs are NOT the answer. I am tired of my headaches defining my day, my work, my blog, my life! I have given up my Diet Dr. Pepper, I sleep sitting up (about 8 pillows under and behind me), next I will be starting exercise, just 20 minutes EVERY day, this exercise is not about losing weight, which could only be a bonus, but about moving oxygen throughout my body and brain, maybe that will help, right?! Some Doctors are now starting to say that Chronic Migraines could be an Auto-Immune Disease, which do run in my family, so maybe some research on that would be great, who knows. All I do know is that if I want to get better it is up to me!!

I hate to be all negative- so I want to share how great my Mother's Day was, so sorry if this is a bit long blogwinded! I had such a great Mothers Day, the Hubster spoiled me with breakfast out, a beautiful outside hanging plant (sorry I forgot to get a pic), a new coffee maker
and an awesome toaster that actually cooks eggs at the same time as toast!
now all my small appliances match! Woo-hoo!
My Navy Boy sent me flowers!
My Daughter gave me an 'Adele'CD
I got cards from some of my kids and texts from the others, some of my grandbabies came to see me! It really was such a great day, I really love being a Mom!

Until later,
Hugs,
Shelly

1 comment:

Beverly @ The Buzz said...

Bless your heart! Hope you're feeling better.