That would accurately describe the pain I've been in since last night. I woke up out of a sound sleep yesterday morning, around 4:30am because my head felt like it was in a vice. It didn't get any better as the day went on, and it carried over to today. On top of that, I was pulling crap in my yard Tuesday, and I think I pulled something in my (already really BAD) back. So, I'm not really sure what was hurting more this morning, my head or my back.
Wait, I didn't get to the best part. We took a little day trip today to Milwaukee to the Milwaukee Art Museum. We really couldn't reschedule since CSJ already took the day off, which for him, is NOT a little thing. Plus, Thursday is the only day that Stud doesn't have school or work, and one of his besties, George, was coming with us since he was off school today. And, today was Target Free First Thursday at the museum, so it would have been a shame to miss that.
So, I had to sit for a very long car ride, which did wonders for my back, then walk for about 10 miles as we checked out every square inch of the museum. (Sweetheart that he is, CSJ dropped me off at the door when we got there, then he and the boys went to park the car in the lot, which was a few blocks away. When we left, I waited in front, while they went to get the car. How sweet is that?) As much as I enjoyed the exhibits, I was in such excruciating pain, I literally had tears sneaking out of my eyes, that I couldn't control. The migraine was making me incredibly nauseous and really dizzy. By the time we left, I was almost crying.
While we drove home, the nausea just continued to get worse and worse. I thought maybe if I could just fall asleep, it would help, but instead, closing my eyes was just adding car sickness nausea to the migraine nausea. Oh, joy! Not to mention, with every bump in the highway, my back was SCREAMING!
If you know me in "real life," you know that I don't really believe in "better living through chemistry." I almost never take any kind of medication. I prefer to let nature take it's course. I labored for 19 hours and birthed a very large baby without drugs. I've had root canals done without drugs (although that has a lot to do with my feeling about needles!). So, yeah, it's pretty rare that I take anything. Well, this morning, before we got in the car, I actually took one of CSJ's pain pills that he takes for his arthritis. I knew the long drive wasn't going to do my back any good. Unfortunately, it didn't even work!! I'm wondering if it may have even contributed to my nausea.
Wow, is anyone still there?! Sorry, I know this is the world's most boring blog post! I actually ended up taking something else when we got home, which, although it didn't take the pain away completely, it certainly has taken the edge off. So, I guess the reduction in pain has made me a little chatty! Type-y? Whatever. Either way, I promise, I'm stopping now. Time to lie down and let CSJ massage my head til I fall asleep. He's good like that. Oh, wait, one other highlight of the day - we stopped on the way up at Cracker Barrel for breakfast. Yay, Cracker Barrel!! Ok, bye.
January 17th, 2018 Back To Work
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