Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Migraine Awareness Month #18: My bitch session.

The writing prompt for today is from the movie Die Hard: "Now I Have a Machine Gun, Ho Ho Ho":  We are to devise a make believe weapon to blast Migraine/Headache Disorders out of our lives.  

I am not very good at make believe.  Complaining, now I can do that with the best of them.  So instead of devising something make believe, which I am not very good at, I am going to complain about all the weapons I have and how they don't work.  Some days, you just really need a good bitch session.  Sorry for all of you who decided to read mine.

Let's see, I am on something like 13 preventatives.  Thirteen!  Do they seem to be preventing anything?  Nope.  Not a thing.  This doesn't count the seven as needed meds I get to choose from when I feel a migraine coming on that may or may not do their job.  Plus I have two medications for my stomach issues.  I take what I would call a plethora of medications.  None of them, save for the stomach meds, seem to do much for me.  So  instead of inventing something make-believe to blast migraines out of my life, how about the current meds I am on just do their job?  I guess maybe that's a make-believe world to believe that can happen.

Some days are better than others.  For instance, yesterday, I had a good day all the way until about 10:00 at night.  I don't know why it was any different than any other day.  Maybe the barometric pressure was different.  Maybe the earth spun slower.  (I'm kidding with that one.)  Maybe all the meds I've taken all my life decided to start working, yesterday.  Who knows?  But until about 10:00, I could manage the pain.  After 10:00 p.m., it was like it had been waiting all day to unleash itself on my left eyeball.  But you know what, I got a lot of fun in before 10:00, so I guess I can live with that.  I don't want to have to live with that, but I guess I can.

I just wish, while we are wishing for make-believe things, that there will be a day when I don't have a migraine at all.  AT ALL.  That used to happen occasionally.  I mean, I would have head pain everyday, but it wasn't always at migraine strength.  I miss that.  I just don't want migraines everyday.  Making it to 10:00 p.m. is getting pretty close, but I just want to make it all the way.  24 hours with no migraine.  And then I want to repeat it.  On a regular basis.  I shouldn't be asking too much.  Other people can do this.  Why can't I?

Thanks for hearing out my bitch session.

June, Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, is dedicated to Unmasking the Mystery of Chronic Headache Disorders.  The Migraine and Headache Awareness Month Blog Challenge is issued by FightingHeadacheDisorders.com

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