Thursday, May 08, 2008

Almost TGIF

Well, today was a total loss.

I woke up around 6:30am with a headache. As I got ready for work my headache got worse. The pain came in waves and it literally took my breathe away. As I was driving into work M&M called to say good morning. I told her that I had to get off the phone because I thought I was going to be sick. (note to self: don't ever do that to M&M again...boy did she worry) I managed to get to work and I just sat in my office. I took 4 Advil and prayed that the pain would go away. A few minutes later I walked to the bathroom and the pain went away a little. But the minute I was back in my office I thought I was either going to pass out or throw up. I finally decided that I could not sit at work anymore and I had to go home. I called my boss to let her know and then I drove home.

I laid down all afternoon and my headache is finally gone. Today really scared me because it was the worst headache I have ever had and I have never been in so much pain. I kept wondering if I was having an brain aneurysm. My stomach was so upset that I could not eat anything all day. My appetite is coming back a little this evening.

I know quitting smoking was the best thing for me, but I have been sick more in the last month then I have in the last two years. I often wonder if my body is just trying to get rid of all the toxins I inhaled while smoking. I think I owe my body an apology.

M&M also suggested that I might be under more stress then what I am admitting to. She might be right. It's been a tough week emotionally and I do have a lot on my mind. I started working on my Positive Board and it's going well. I put it up on my wall and every time I think of something positive about myself I write it up there. The ones I am more confident about are in marker and the ones I am still trying to convince myself of are written in pencil. One step at a time.

Tomorrow is Friday and payday. Does it get any better?


amy h said...

That sounds like a migraine to me. I still get those now and then. They have meds for them, but I get them so infrequently I just treat them with a dark quiet room + ice pack on head + 3 Advil + caffeine (or some Excedrine migraine and no extra caffeine). Usually I just have to sleep it off. They're no fun. I hope you don't get any more!

Anonymous said...

It does sound like a migraine or it's a bad stomach virus. We have had it go through our house. Bad headache and stomach ache as well.Some have gotten sick and others haven't. I hope it goes away quickly.

Sandra said...

From what I know of migraines that sure sounds like one - there's some prescription people get that they have to take right at the very onset for it to work, but danged if I know what it's called. You should go ask, you do NOT want to have another bad one like that, it sounds awful!

MJ said...

Glad you are feeling better. Must have been the day for headaches, mine finally went away around 6p...mine is related to hormones and I can almost always count on having one bad headache a month. YUCK

By the way, write everything down in MARKER!

Caroline said...

amy--my 4 advil and laying down did the trick for me. it sounds like it was a migraine; which would be my first.

heyker--i don't think it is the stomach flu because as soon as my headache went away my stomach was fine

sandra--i need to go to the Dr., so i might as well add this to the list of things to talk about

mj--i think part of this is also because of my period...sorry you weren't feeling well today.

Lynilu said...

Wow, I'm sorry to hear about that. TL has had lots of trouble with headaches over the years, and I did for a few years a long time ago. I know it is a miserable condition, and scary, too, as you think about things like aneurysms. Glad you're better! :)