Gratitude in the Attitude

Nothing will chasten me more than enduring a harsh migraine for thirty-six hours.  However, I have gratitude in that it was the kind of migraine that literally knocked me into tomorrow.  I “slept” for thirty of the the thirty-six hours, though the first twelve I was literally up at least once an hour for oab.  Like Gilda Radner’s Roseann Rosanna Danna used to say “It’s always something!”

So today I feel like I crawled out from underneath a wreckage.  Yet I no longer have that sharp, pounding pain.  I am so appreciating the little things I normally take for granted – a diet Fresca, birds flitting around the feeder, turning the pages of an Anne Lamott novel, being able to eat.  Today is the utter epitome of joy in being pain-free for now.

I’m still trying things, but the IV Lidocaine was a hashtag/fail.  The day after, I only had a mild migraine and felt so hopeful that the IV treatment was going to be my panacea.  Not so, but there are a few more things to experiment with.  A nerve blocker may be next.  I will not try a friend’s mustard under the tongue suggestion.  Good grief with these crazy off-the-wall home remedies.  It’s as if I had hiccups!

Today I appreciate.  I see the wind blow and feel the fresh air through the house.   I get to have dinner with the group and have saved enough Weight Watchers’ Plus Points® to enjoy an ice cream cone later.  Yay!

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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