Day 23: Rainy Day Blues

365 Days of Migraine, Day 23, was day 3 in bed for me. Text of Page 09.10.14 | Day 23: Rainy Day Blues | [journal page] Actually, I love rainy days. There was a tornado watch, but even though it was windy and warm there were no storms. It was like the third day in…

Migraine365 t-shirts for sale!

Migraine 365 t-shirts are now for sale, check them out and make a purchase by following the link. Please support our project; the money we raise will help us keep this going! The website is updated through Day 22. Because of Zo’s tonsillectomy we did get a little behind. Anyone who contacted us regarding purchasing…

The 4 Days of Migraine I Missed Due To Migraine

365 Days of Migraine, Day 19: “The Black Swamp Arts Festival Part 1” 09.06.14 Text of Page: |The Black Swamp Arts Festival fills the streets every September. This year, elizabeth was too sick to go. | The girls and I went down the first day; elizabeth stayed in bed… depressed, scared, sick. | The people…

Day 18: “brave like my mama” by Zo, age 5.

My precious five year old daughter, Zo, born by emergency c-section at 35 weeks due to bleeding placenta previa, who was a fighter and a miracle and a dream come true from the moment of her unlikely conception, who has had near constant strep since March and can barely eat due to the probably pus-filled,…

Day 16: J’s Uncommon Migraines

Yep, my partner and caregiver gets migraines too. He got one yesterday. He’s one of those people who can’t take imitrex, because it makes his chest hurt. There was a night last year he was convinced he was dying. So, J just has to wait them out. Last night, he felt better after vomiting, but…

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…

Day 14: injection

365 Days of Migraine Day 14: Injection |Today I almost missed my own birthday party. The normal “wake up headache” did not improve from 1/2 imitrex & Percocet as it usually does, and I realized while J was meeting with his client that I didn’t even feel well enough to pick up my prescriptions and…

Day 13: slumber party

Today wasn’t great. I got a bad headache at around lunchtime and almost didn’t make it to my brother’s gathering for our birthdays. X was exhausted from her sleepover; both she and Zo were frustrating to deal with. And tomorrow it all begins again. Migraine365, Day 13:

Day 12: |some days are normal|

Here is yesterday’s Migraine365 page: < And a close up of the journal page, about Alice In Wonderland: < Text of Page: 08.30.14 | Day 12: {Some Days Are Normal} | Migraine365 | Zo and X played with their Furbies outside | elizabeth had a low-level weather migraine all day.| X was sick with a…

Day 11: peanuts | I was a different person then

Today the weather is very warm and windy, with dark gray clouds like the kitten’s marble fur quilting a pattern across the sky. The humidity and higher temperatures are not helping my headache situation one bit, nor is the fact that I barely slept last night. X is still sick and was running a fever…

Day 10: Stuff

Yesterday was an annoying hodgepodge of a day; today was much the same. Here is Day 10’s Migraine365 page: Text of Page: 08.28.14 | Day 10 “Stuff” | Migraine365 | Every day… every morning the same thing | Ohio Department of Motor Vehicles “When I renewed the plate they said…” | NEURON | Drop off…

Day 9: all in all is all we are

I don’t have much to say today. I had to deal with the Ohio DMV, to get my license renewed; X came home sick; I printed out the forms for the CGRP studies and picked up medicine for the kitten. I am trying very hard to not take any imitrex even though my head hurts….