Saturday, July 11, 2009

Good Day All Around

Feeling Active

For the first time in a year and a half, I was able to go grocery shopping, come home and directly unload my car and put up the groceries myself! This was after sweeping and mopping the sunroom and kitchen floors this morning. To most of you this might seem to be nothing - you do this all the time! It has been impossible for me due to The Headache to do this much activity on the same day and not end up in unbearable agony. I admit I did take a nap this afternoon, but that is because The Headache kept me up all night.

The remembrance of past pain and fear of recurrance rather than current pain was part of my problem last night. I did have to medicate, and the medication didn't really kick in until the second dose around 4 AM. I cranked up the stimulator program and hoped for the best. Maybe I didn't get the best but I certainly didn't have my fears realized either. Is the stimulator doing what it is designed to do? I wish I wish I hope. Maybe I can click my ruby slippers together a few times and my wish will come true.

Feeling pretty good today. The Headache is still here, but it is much lighter than it has been. Hoping this isn't a fluke, but a taste of things to come. Sad part for me is that I can't swim this summer, at least until everything is completely healed - which will probably be September. I couldn't swim last year - The Headache wouldn't let me. Looking forward to next summer if my electric head works well enough. Ready to get back to normal activity like my old self.


  1. Congratulations! I think grocery shopping is a big deal too. I have to nap when I get home every week to try to ward off a Migraine from the store lights. Keep up the great work! Swimming will be here before you realize it. I hope you keep feeling better and better everyday.

  2. It's so good to hear that you're feeling a little better! I hope it keeps it up!

  3. Seeing a light at the end of the tunnel instead of just the tunnel. Tunnelvision stinks!!! Thanks!