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Monday, August 01, 2005


So I am rarely sick. I am actually the sort of person who is a little annoyed at people who are always calling off of work because they are "sick". I'm pretty much a "take a pill and get your ass moving" sort of girl. I suppose I am probably marginally sick more often than others, I get the sniffles and sore throats a lot, but rarely am I "knock me on my ass I want to die" sick.
This morning was one of those mornings.

I woke up with this headache I still can't explain. It was blinding. It was all consuming. I could barely see the phone to dial in to work to tell my boss I wouldn't be in. I actually lay down on my living room floor for a few minutes after having made the call, trying to decide what could be wrong. My joints all ached, my back hurt - I was miserable. I stuffed some advil and some coke in me (coca cola people) and crawled back into bed.

Where I slept the day away. I got up for breakfast. I got up for lunch. I returned to my comfy pillowed heaven where silence and warmth swaddled me for most of the day.

Then I woke up this evening and it was gone. Just gone.

I feel like I wasted a whole day, but I also feel completely recharged. I am, as I type, enjoying a beer (Sam Adams Summer Ale) and pondering today's headache. Was THAT a migraine? I had "tension" headaches when I brought Louis home, and they were bad. This wasn't even in the same ballpark. Compartively - a tension headache is like stubbing your toe - vs. today's headache being like having your head cut off, with a spoon.

My mom has been a migraine person in the past, although never one of those "give me imitrex or give me death" migraine people. I wonder if I am becoming one?


christa said...

sounds like a migraine to me.
i don't really know what the pure definition of a migraine is, but i can't think of any other word for the type of headache that causes nausea and blurred vision.

i've gotten a few this year, and they're all-consuming. luckily, my boss gets them too, so when we call in sick with a migraine she totally understands.