November Days

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.

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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.

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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.

About andreamarjulie

Just trying to navigate a life circumvented by chronic migraines. Sometimes I write about managing with those, but at other times I am prone to deviate a bit.
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