Not the ideal spring break

I didn’t have anything in particular planned for this week. It’s a good thing. Wednesday afternoon I felt a familiar twinge in the top of my head. I took Excedrin and feverfew and went to choir practice. Thursday morning I felt better and took the kids shopping. While we were out, the migraine came back. I’ve been medicating steadily for three days now, and it’s still not gone. The meds ease the pain, but I still have the odd sensation of a void in my cranium where my brain is supposed to be. It’s like the meds mask the brain itself, and that’s why it doesn’t hurt. The absence of pain is good, but I’d like to be able to function again, thank you very much.

Luckily, I don’t get migraines like this very often. A couple a year are this severe; most of the time Excedrin and feverfew knock it out and I’m mostly functional. The only thing I try to avoid is driving, especially if I have the kids.

I’m really hoping this one ends today. Tomorrow could be a real challenge if it’s not; my first church service starts at 7:30 tomorrow morning. I could get away with skipping 11:15 if necessary, but not 7:30.

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