Monday, August 07, 2006

"This is the Migraine That Never Ends"

Remember that song that sung by Shari Lewis and Lamb Chop at the end of "Lamp Chop's Play-Along"?...I loved that show. LOVED it.
"This is the song that never ends
Yes, it goes on and on, my friends
Some people started singing it not knowing what it was,
And they'll continue singing it forever just because..."
Well that can also describe my head since Saturday afternoon. I got a migraine while on my way to meet my friend. And because I was on the subway, instead of getting into bed I took my medication and hoped for the best.

I think that was the beginning of the end. After I threw up in the curb of Prospect Park West and got some food...not at the same time, I thought I was better. I ended up meeting another friend in the East Village, but by the time I got home, it was back.

That night, I slept for 13 hours, with one break to walk and feed Ella. When I woke up yesterday afternoon, I could do nothing but veg out. The migraine went from a throbbing pressure in the back of my head to the 4-inch knife behind my right eye I am used to.

I woke up this morning and the pain was just as ripe. I called in sick, turned on my computer to write the post, and now I have to go back to bed.


tuckergurl said...

If you need me to bring you anything, let me know. I'll be home on the early side. Feel better!

Melissa said...

NOOO! That stupid thing was supposed to go away! Grrrrrrr

Kelly said...

The only thing that helps my migraines is an ice pack that I move around from the back of my neck to the top of my head and wherever else it needs to go.

I'm so sorry you're suffering with one of these and I hope you feel better soon.

L. Britt said...

Thanks everybody for your well wishes. Of course I only read them all today, but their energy came to me over the course of yesterday. I'm feeling much better, especially since I figured out that this migraine is completely psychosomatic.

Melissa said...

Eww, I hate it when the mind makes the body revolt.

Damn body.

Kelly said...

I'm glad you're feeling better. Melissa's right. When the mind and body are at cross-purposes, it's hell.

Hang in there.