I woke up with another headache this morning. This time it included that weird vision thing that signals migraines for me. The headache wasn’t as bad as yesterday but it’s lingering a little more this time.

Another day of this and I might start worrying. For now though, an oil change in the Mazda and a visit to Mom. Then what? No clue.

Tough Day Ahead?

I’m a little nervous that I might be in for a tough day today.

Not long ago I wrote something about how I very rarely get migraine headaches and how they always start with a vision issue. It’s a really weird sensation, but I can only see with my peripheral vision. I can’t see things that are dead ahead of me.

When I woke up this morning I thought it was happening again. I sat up and put my glasses on but my vision was still pretty blurry. I sat on the edge of the bed, trying to take my morning pills, thinking my eyes were about to do that thing again. They didn’t. After 15 minutes or so my vision cleared up. I don’t know if that means I am going to have a mild case of whatever migraine thing happens, or if it’s something different, of if I was just still really tired and my eyes didn’t want to wake up.

I don’t really feel bad, but I don’t really feel right either. I’m trying to eat some eggs for breakfast but I’m not feeling great about it. Everything is just off. I seriously hope this passes soon. I don’t want to be sick on my second day back to work.

We have an exterminator coming this morning. The window is supposed to be 8am-10am. It’s 8:31 and I haven’t heard a peep out of them yet. We have some carpenter ants in the master bathroom and I want the exterminator to rain hell fire down upon their interloping asses before they damage our house. I also want them to be done before my work day starts but that is less and less likely by the second. Sigh.

Jen went to her office today for the first time so that she wouldn’t be around while they are here. She just told me that she’s not feeling well either. Is today just going to be one of those days? I’m also going to see my mother in the hospital after work tonight. I definitely want to see her, but she’s having a rough time right now and it’s going to be painful to see her that way. I’m afraid of what I might see. It’ll be okay. I haven’t seen her since before the surgery so I need to go tonight not just for her but for me too. It’ll be fine.

Fingers crossed I don’t get hit with a crushing headache this morning. Also fingers crossed that my beloved Jen feels better. Also also fingers crossed that my mother has a good day today. That’s a lot of crossed fingers.

Tough Night

I hit my goal for protein yesterday and I only missed my fluid goal by one ounce. I felt like I was in a good place as bed time approached.

It was about 11:00pm and I was trying to decide if I wanted to hate watch Fear the Walking Dead on the 11:15pm AMC replay or just pack it in for the night. I was sitting up in bed surfing around on my iPad when I realized I could only see the edges of the screen.

Ah, hell.

I don’t know about anyone else, but that vision thing has happened to me 3-4 times in my life and it’s very clearly the start of a migraine. In those few previous experiences the only help was darkness and sleep. It was bed time anyway so I quickly killed the lights, put on the CPAP mask, squeezed my eyes shut, and pulled the covers over my head. Fortunately I was asleep before the headache pain kicked in. I did wake up for a while a couple of hours later and there was definitely a headache. Fortunately, again, I was able to fall back to sleep pretty quickly.

When I woke up, at around 6:30am, I was better, I guess. My head was a little mushy but the pain was pretty much gone and my eyes were back to normal. Now, about four hours later, I am better still. I’m not 100%, but I am okay. I took out the trash, scooped the litter box, filled the bird feeder, and did a load of laundry. That’s a lot of work for me right now. I think it’s time to just watch some TV and calm my ass down for a while.

Here’s hoping that doesn’t happen again, and if it does let’s hope it waits a few years at least.