My track record for blogging has never been very good. I’ve lapsed again simply because the life of a migraine sufferer isn’t too darned exciting to write about. The head pain takes me out of myself. Nevertheless, I’m grateful for the ten days a month of triptan allowance I have. It lets me control what days I want to be as clear headed as possible. Yet it’s sad in a way that triptans aren’t safe enough to take everyday. I’d be able to live a better life for sure.
My triptan days and a good set of earplugs enable a day like the picture shown above. Jim and I joined friends in Central Oregon and went to this Pumpkin Patch near Smith Rock State Park. I love this area of Oregon, especially in autumn.
We also went to our home away from home – the Oregon Coast about ten days ago. It was as always, a relaxing getaway. There’s something about the sound of the ocean and the smell of the salty air that is so tranquilizing. I think I could probably live at the beach.
So I’m grateful for these days as it gets me out of the “stuck mode”. I have been seeing my neurolgist and also had an evaluation at a rehab center so that I might learn meditation and biofeedback for a method of pain control. I’ve heard about negative results from other migraneurs with regard to the biofedback, but I’m hopeful it will help and even if it’s just a little bit, that’s better than nothing.