Wednesday, January 2, 2013
And a New Year Begins
At the end of last week, I suffered a migraine attack again, and had to go in for a migraine shot. The two upsides to this were that with the two previous ones I did not have to go in for treatment, so in some ways maybe the pain is getting less severe (I can hope!), and even though I had to go in for a shot (and he gave me a narcotic med. which I don't tolerate well) in retrospect it was a good thing because I spent almost the entire day in a dozy, relaxed, semi-conscious albeit, nauseated state. The pain was by no means gone, but I was able to rest which often doesn't happen when I have a migraine.
I blather about the migraine not to garner sympathy. It's been a fact of life for me for the past nineteen years and my physician doesn't give me any hope that they'll go away or improve any time soon. I've been to a neurologist and had an MRI, and there is no conclusive evidence that there is anything amiss. I have made this year THE YEAR of the anti-migraine. I am going to as much as possible try to keep what I know are my triggers down/away. That means for me: 1) drink lots of water, 2) get to bed by 10:15 and sleep 'til 6:30, 3) ditch the stress causing situations (hahaha, because this one is so easy), 4) minimalize the gluten and sugar in my diet, and 5) exercise daily.
So, it's not a resolution. I don't even think you can call it a goal. Rather, it's a driven desire. When I get a migraine, it really messes up daily life here -- and not just for one day, but sometimes up to five. I can't have that every six weeks with our large busy family. I have to get them more under control.
I have some other thoughts about the new year, but I'll leave them for another post.
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