Friday, September 13, 2013

Relief


I want to thank all of you for your comments of support.  Yesterday did provide some relief, but all of the dread I was feeling gave me a terrible migraine.  I'm sure all of you have heard of functioning alcoholics; well, I'm a functioning migraine sufferer.  Some people who have migraines have to go to bed in a dark place.  It's what I always want to do when I have a migraine, but I rarely have that luxury.  I did not have at luxury yesterday.  I had to keep going and do what I needed to do.  Since I had the day off, I went ahead and ran some errands after my "ordeal."

When I got home, I cooked supper.  I had promised my aunt that I would fry some okra for her.  She told me that since I had a migraine, I shouldn't have tried to cook, but I did anyway.  I braised a London broil that was on sale at the grocery store, cooked some collard greens and fried some cornbread.  It was quite delicious, but I didn't have much of an appetite because migraines tend to make me slightly nauseous.  After supper, I went to bed.  Luckily, I can always count on HRH to bring me some comfort.  She curled up on top of me after I laid down, and we called it an early night.

By the way, with my triskaidekaphobia* I'm dreading today, just a little bit.  However, since it's my mothers birthday, I probably shouldn't see it as bad luck.

*Triskaidekaphobia (from Greek tris meaning "3", kai meaning "and", deka meaning "10" and phobos meaning "fear" or "morbid fear") is fear of the number 13 and avoidance to use it; it is a superstition and related to a specific fear of Friday the 13th, called paraskevidekatriaphobia (from Παρασκευή Paraskevi, Greek for Friday) or friggatriskaidekaphobia (after Frigg, the Norse goddess Friday is named after in English).

6 comments:

SEAN (The Jeep Guy) said...

I'm glad yesterday went ok. I'm sure it'll continue things in a positive way - baby steps.

Just a few hours and hopefully you have the weekend to relax and recoup.

JiEL said...

To make you laugh, this stupid story...

A guy is giving himself big blows of hammer on his fingers when a friend passes by...
"Hey, why are you doing this..?"
"Well, he said, I feel so much better after stopping.."

Sometime we have to suffer to see how we are so well after those bad times....

Have a nice weekend, relax and enjoy the good moments when they arrive...

Jay M. said...

I'm glad things went OK. I took today off after a very bad late night as the previous few days just came crashing down. I made it out of bed about 2:30 this afternoon. No migraine, but I think that might have been preferable.

Peace <3
Jay

brotherdoc said...

I hope you are doing much better by now and can have a restful weekend. Does stress sometimes bring on the migraines? Tried some stressbuster routines? I sympathize, my sister used to have them and was totally shut down by them. Take care.

Robert said...

I'm hoping you feel better. I've suffered off and on from migraines (have a bottle of Excedrin Migraine sitting in my school desk at all times) and can sympathize. But I get the impression yours are much worse.

I hope you have a relaxing weekend. Rest up!

:-)
Robert

Anonymous said...

I wish that I could work through my migraines. Sometimes my field of vision collapses and I am functionally blind when a migraine comes on. Then, there's the upchuck at the end. I cannot just work through it. Fortunately, my migraines are rare.

Hildegard of Bingen thought that her migraines were illustrative of angelic and demonic forces fighting for her soul. She even painted her aura in several self-portraits.

These migraines are anything but angelic. Hope that they lessen soon.