Friday, October 8, 2010

Relief, Finally

I've been a total and complete slacker.  The second trimester has brought with it some amazingly nasty headaches.  And by headacheS, I mean A headache that has lasted nearly a month.  The only thing that's changed for me for the last month is where in my head the pain was. 

It's like gremlins lived in my skull and were dismantling my brain neuron by neuron.  It destroyed my will to exist.  I was functional - barely.  Surviving was about as far as I'd go to describe my lifestyle.  Tylenol, as a relief, was about as useful when chucked at passing cars as it was when ingested, and even sleep didn't do much to help.  See, I'm a total badass about pain - I've got a crazy tolerance... unless you talk about headaches, in which case, I'd rather amputate each toe one at a time with a rusty nail file than deal with an hour of headache pain.  Stories of epidural-induced spinal headaches have been enough to encourage me to do 22 hours of labor without drugs for Jack and deliver the twins naturally.  I'd go grocery shopping naked every single day for the rest of my life if it meant I never had another migraine. 

HOWEVER, I had an appointment with my (rock star) OB yesterday and he prescribed some kind of magical medicine that helped last night.  I felt what it was like to be pain-free for a couple of hours for the first time in a month.

I could have cried.  I would have, if I weren't afraid it'd bring the headache back. 

If this amazing medicine continues to maintain my humanity, I promise I've got some good stuff to share.  Oh, and I get to enjoy my kiddos again and I get to enjoy fall and baking and.. and life!  It's incredible.  So thanks for sticking with me!


Tanya said...

Yay for relief!! Glad you're feeling better, Hun! Miss you!

Sonora said...

Oh I am so sorry you have been having this problem. I can't even imagine trying to take care of everyone while feeling that way. I'm glad your doctor gave you something to help. Hang in there!!!!

Kate said...

SO glad you're feeling better!! I am hoping I don't have that problem....I'm with you on pain, but headache pain is no bueno!!

Kate said...

Thankful you got some relief! Headaches are the worst.

Hope you and Baby are doing well :-)

*Jess* said...

I hope those don't come back!

Sheena Simpson said...

Baking? I'm on my way!


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