For the last four days I have been miserable. Not the ‘run of the mill’ regular miserable-that I am used to. I has been the ‘please take me out and shoot me’ miserable. As I have talked about in the past I suffer from migraines. I have for many years. For the last week I have felt terrible pain in my skull. The blinding pain that does not ease up with over the counter pills, dark rooms, and quiet. Today the 2nd of May is the first day I have been able to eat and keep it down. Every day prior I would vomit numerous times whether I ate or not. I don’t know what is causing it.
Yesterday I called to get a refill on my thyroid medicine and they ordered blood tests to be done prior to refilling. Those tests showed that my hypothyroidism has recently gotten far worse. They want to double my meds and then go up from there. I have no idea if that could be contributing or not.
Now I know I have a decent amount of stress in my life. I also know that stress can contribute to migraines. So all the things I have to do definitely could contribute to my stress and the last two weeks have had a bit more than normal. My two eldest boys were preparing for their church confirmation and there was a lot to do. There was all the preparations for before the day down to the ties they wanted to wear. Then there was the post service party to plan and food to prepare for the family members that were coming.
Then there is my grandmother she has decided that it is time to replace her left knee. As her ‘favorite’ it has become my duty to take her to her appointments and make notes and lists and schedules for all preoperative and postoperative things. We have got almost all of our ducks in a row for this, there are still 3 more doctor appointments and a tour of the skilled nursing facility she will stay at after leaving the hospital. I will take her to surgery at 5:30 in the morning and stay there the entire day. It’s a lot to keep straight.
Everybody has stress and everybody has things they have to do, I’m certain many people have more than me. So is stress that is contributing my migraines? Is it hormones? Is it just lack of luck on my part? Anyway you look at it they suck and then you just have to suck it up.
Get your head out from under the covers,
pull your big panties up then just grin and bear it.