The last 48 hours have been pretty rough. I am suffering from a classic migraine which means I feel like I am being stabbed in my right eyebrow and the four head above it. I also couldn’t stand up due to the pain. This isn’t the first classic migraine I’ve suffered from it feels like it’s been the most painful one at least for a long time anyway. So I have been in bed for another full day.
I couldn’t handle the pain when I awoke suddenly at five in the morning, so I somehow managed to get my injection stuff around with one eye open and did a Toradol shot which helped relax me enough to go back to sleep. And I was able to sleep on and off all morning. Finally around 1:00pm the Toradol had worn off and had to do another shot. I was able to get to the couch and sit up for a half an to eat but I went right back to bed.
Best part about being in bed for so many hours straight…Bones! The only bummer is that I am almost done with last season on Netflix. I’m going to have to find another show to start soon.
The worst part about being in bed for so many hours/days straight is the recovery from that. Every time I stay in bed for more than a day, the following week is spent recovering from the farugula and the deconditioning occurs will being in bed for so long.
Yesterday, the first day of the year was a great day. I had very little pain and was able to accomplish a great deal throughout the day. Probably too much really! One of the difficulties of living with chronic migraine is knowing how to manage the good days. In fact this is one of the coping skills that I not only lack but I don’t even know how to manage it. When I feel good I want to utilize every good moment even though I know full well what the consequences are. The funny thing is I always block those consequences from my mind during the good day and always seemed to be surprised when the migraine takes me down.
So when the migraine started last night at a very low level I just assumed I would wake up feeling like I did all day yesterday…great. I woke today feeling ok but within hours the migraine took me down and I have been in bed for the rest of the day. And if pattern hold true I will likely in bed for 48-72 hours. When the pain gets too bad I will do a Toradol shot but for now I am letting my body keep me down. Plus I always enjoy watching my cue to Netflix TV series: Bones. I’m currently in season 9…such a good show. Today I learned a new trick to watch the show during a bad migraine; I watch TV on my iPad mini so the screen isn’t so bright reducing the photophobia problems that come come with my migraine. But what I found today is that using an ear bud really minimizes the sounds that can increase the migraine reducing the phonophobia.