My Migraine Cave
The idea behind the migraine cave did not come from me. In fact I used this blog post: Migraine Cave. Her list was very complete and it made sense to me so I went with it!!!!
1. Room-darkening thermal drapes block out light even on the brightest days. Check!
2. Dimmers on your lights help you gradually adjust to light as you begin to recover. Check!
3. A wide variety of pillows help to prop you up when you are tired of lying flat but not ready to sit up on your own yet. Check!
4. A small refrigerator with freezer can store ice packs, water bottles, healthy snacks, and medications that require refrigeration. Check!
5. A small microwave allows you to warm hot packs quickly, heat water for ginger or peppermint tea, etc. Check!
6. Fill the top drawer of your nightstand with abortive and rescue medicines so you can find them quickly in the middle of the night. Check!
7. Keep non-perishable, easy to digest snacks in your nightstand, too. Check!!
8. Sunglasses or FL-41 tinted glasses can be stored nearby, too. Wearing them now!
9. Ear plugs or noise-cancelling headphones help to block out those loud noises that make the pain worse. Check!!
10. Fill a basket or box with comfort items and keep it near your bed. Check!
11. Keep a small flashlight nearby to help you find what you need in the dark. Check!
I have Flashlights, abortive a, TV controllers and iPad with headphones in the drawer in my end table.
12. A TV tray or lap desk is nice when you get hungry but are too weak to sit at the kitchen table. Check!
13. A power strip is handy to keep your cell phone charged in case you need to call for help. Check!
14. A fan can be helpful if you tend to get overheated during an attack. Check!
Still gathering a few things but for the most part my Migraine cave is ready. I just need a sign which I am hoping to get back from the USGS today. And the sign is perfect!! The cave is complete 🙂
All this means that I will feel a little more prepared for the next migraine when it comes and that brings me great comfort.