Missing My Man – Day 2

Day 2 is officially here which means…my man comes home tomorrow!!! And I can’t tell you how happy I am about that!! I can’t wait to see him again. It feels like FOREVER since we last go to hang out. Though I won’t get to see him for long, thanks for work and life, I will get a least an hour or 2 with him which is better than nothing. : )

I came down with a horrible migraine yesterday, had tears the whole hour drive home. It was horrible. My medicine was helping, but only if I kept taking it. I took 3 pills that day and did not want to take more. I just got home as quickly as I could. My man had enough service to call and though I don’t want to ruin his trip, I just cried. I hurt so bad. He felt bad too since he couldn’t be here to help take care of me (something he says he loves to do, he’ll swear by it!). I didn’t want him to know I was suffering but I couldn’t take it anymore. Besides, he could tell in my voice that I was in pain, he knows me too well to even try to hide that.

Today I’m better, hurting some but it’s a functioning migraine. I hope to make it through work today and go home for some much needed rest and sleep. When my man gets back things will get better! I’m looking forward to that. Then we both return to work for two day straight. It’s hard going this long without seeing him, but it happens. After tomorrow I’m not sure when I’ll see him again because I’m sending his butt to his other job (at least during the day) before they cut him. He wanted this new job, so I want to make sure he keeps it. I won’t stand in the way of that. Maybe in the evening we’ll have a chance to see each other before we return to work for a few more days.

I’m missing my best friend more than ever today!

Migraine Day 2

Day two of a migraine. My man has been over yesterday and today caring for me the best he can. He hates seeing me suffer, he said it breaks his heart. After 48 hours of suffering and just getting worse, he called my doctor. Naturally she is out of town for the week but another doctor in the office approved a new pain medicine for me with the promise to come in next week.

Thank you God! And thank you to this doctor! I’m not 100% better, have a slight ache in my head, if you have migraines you know what I’m talking about, but this stuff is working better than anything I’ve ever tried!! Finally! Something that works!! I will only use it if I have to because it’s a narcotic, which can be very addicting and I don’t want that. But when I truly need it, I know it’s going to work! Finally! Let’s just hope it stays working!

Migraine from Hell!

For as long as I can remember I have suffered from “headaches” but it wasn’t till after my bad car accident that they were officially diagnosed as “migraines.” Looking back, they were always migraines but my parents never believed me or took me to the doctor. I suffered daily with some sort of head pain, but learned to deal with it and function. I have what I call “functioning migraines” where I can continue my daily routine, but have to limit my physical abilities to keep it from getting worse. I have different medicines and routines based on how the migraine feels and what I think is causing it. I get so many migraines a month that I am disqualified for any migraine study and most medicines used to treat them. On average I get 3-4 migraines a WEEK! Some worse than others, but most where I can still function.

Lately the migraines have been getting worse. I’m still having problems from this horrible wisdom teeth surgery. They are so bad that I don’t sleep at night, usually waking up 5-6 times a night, or just can’t fall asleep to begin with. Anyone with migraines knows plenty of sleep each night helps keep them away…needless to say my migraines have become much more frequent and worse. Usually I have warning signs that I’m getting on and can avoid it getting worse by taking medicine quickly…last night I had zero warning signs and within 5-10 minutes was down.

This was a non-functioning migraine within minutes! I was in tears! I did everything, heat on my head and neck, pressure, medicine, food, cool dark environment…nothing was easing the pain! Finally, several hours later I drifted into an uneasy sleep. Around 10pm I woke up again in serious pain, took more of my migraine medicine and added more heat. I laid in bed till 1am unable to get back to sleep and in tears again because the pain was do bad.

Finally it hit me, I still have heavy medicine left over from the recent surgery. I’m allergic to Vicodin, but can take it if I take Benadryl too. After the Percocet ran out, they could only write me a Rx for the Vicodin, which I still have most of the bottle left. I got up, popped a Benadryl and Vicodin and I was good to go! I passed out in no time and woke up feeling much better today!! Still have what I call the “migraine hangover” but I am in far less pain.

My man hates to see me suffer with these, he says it brakes his heart. He felt horrible last night, he was stuck at work and couldn’t come care for me. When I’m sick or even just a “functioning migraine” he will do everything for me! Takes such good care of me! Unfortunately last night I was on my own and it was horrible! But I got through. I’m so thankful that he’s understanding and has the patience to deal with me when I have these migraines. He’s my totally awesome man! And I love him fully for everything he does for me!