Day 15: F E A R

| The fear begins with aura. As soon as the floaties begin, those nefarious clear squiggles, my stomach tightens and the “what ifs” start. What if I miss the medication window? What if I choose the wrong medicine to take? Do I have enough? Mentally check through supply… and decide what to take. Figure out as well what I need to eat / drink. Lie down or keep going? KIDS, STOP FIGHTING. Wait did I take it yet? Nope it’s still sitting there. DOG STOP SQUEAKING THAT TOY!! Oh my gosh. Drink some water. Apply Salonpas patches to head. Take deep breaths. When is J getting home? What is my pain number? Do I have plans later? Should I cancel them? The pain is at a 5… and falling. Phew. But I realize… the fear doesn’t start with aura. It starts as soon as I wake up in the morning. |

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. emilyannab says:

    Words cannnot describe how much I love this post Elizabeth. It captures the fear, at least the fear I know I experience when it comes to migraines. You nailed two things right on the head, fear during those few pain free moments and the fear of medicine losing effectiveness. Excellent post, my favorite so far.

    1. ladymigraine says:

      Yay! Thanks so much Em! John designed the page and said “Today is about fear.” I said, right on, I could write about fear for days…

      1. emilyannab says:

        Awesome, haha. Tell John I love it. I will definitey order a copy of this page when my loan refund comes in. I could write forever on fear.

      2. ladymigraine says:

        Aw yay that’s great! I’ve told him about you, he will be happy you like it. We’ll go ahead and get a few color copies made! 🙂 [and if you can’t that’s ok, no obligation.]

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