I don’t update as regularly as I should. Especially now, with the health issues I’ve been having, it’s harder and harder for me to keep on track. But when I do remember, even when I’m braindead from an unexpected midnight shift at work and a dull, throbbing headache, I’m going to put words in my blog.
I never did go and see a chiropractor–my insurance won’t cover it. After spending a night with a migraine so painful that I couldn’t move, and the only thing that seemed to help even a fraction was keeping my hand pressed to my forehead, I went back to my regular doctor.
She has me on a different med. It’s a step-up drug, which means every week, I increase the dosage. If it continues as it has so far, that means that on the day before and the day of my increase, it will feel like I got hit in the face with a hammer, but before and after that, the pain is at a tolerable level.
One of the worst things about the migraines is that it’s so hard to think. I don’t even want to think sometimes; it just hurts to concentrate. Anything more strenuous than putting my head down on a pillow makes me want to cry some days. That’s why it’s so important for me to seize the days like today, where I don’t feel great but I can think, and do something with them. Even if it’s only writing or editing a few days here or there.
I don’t know when my migraine issues are going to end, if ever, but I can’t let them keep me from working. I have to get back to it.