Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Bad Headache Day 38 2009

Payback for Being Chauffeur

Had a wonderful time at the family reunion last weekend. Saw my favorite uncle in the whole world, my monther's younger brother Pood, and got to visit with him for a few minutes. My Mom was Miss Queen Bee talking to everyone while Pood was the king of the festival. I was pleased to see my cousin Bob there also, as he has had a couple of very bad strokes. His son and grandsons were there too. One of his grandsons looked just like Bob did at that age!

The Headache tried to be ugly Saturday night, but I had brought some crafts to do in the hotel room just in case - to keep my hands busy and my mind off The Headache. They worked pretty OK. I couldn't really medicate as I was chauffeur for Mom. Sunday was wonderful - The Headache was away, buzzed off by my protector the occipital stimulator. Sunday evening late The Headache tried a comeback, but I took some medication and pushed it back. We had a surprise visit earilier Sunday night from my niece and her husband at the hotel and luckily The Headache didn't interfere!

Monday driving back home The Headache started up again. By the time I got home I was tired and The Headache was really starting to smack on my brain. I had to go to the grocery store, and took someone else with me, and didn't think I would be able to make it back home, but I did. Yeah!!! Then I tried medicating for The Headache. Too little too late. I got freezing cold (The Headache likes me very uncomfortable) and then the nausea/throwing up started. After emptying everything out I just took, I was able to get in the least nauseating, least painful position and stayed there for a few hours.

The scary part is that I had new pain this time I have not had before. The right side of my head exploded with pain. Never had this happen before. Migraines have always been on the left side, my hemicrania continua is on the left side. Where did this "new" pain come from? Did I just have some kind of side shifting migraine with The Headache? Will have to call my headache specialist and see what's happening I guess. Don't want to start down this road after getting the left side stomped out.

This morning am posting this as I wait for The Headache to subside enought I can go to work. I think I will be leaving in about 30 minutes as some of the pain is lessening. I thought I would be ending up in the ER but managed to tough it out last night - never ever go to the ER on a holiday weekend if you can avoid it! They are overcrowded and understaffed because no place else is available (at least in my area!). How do I know? I've had to be there a few times in the last two years.....

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