Friday, October 15, 2010

A Pain in My Head

“I could never say in the morning, "I have a headache and cannot do thus and so". Headache or no headache, thus and so had to be done.” - Eleanor Roosevelt quotes

I finally hit the wall yesterday. I've been wondering when it would -- my inability to sleep mixed with massive overwork usually makes it happen that way.

Yesterday, I woke up with the headache that would not die. I had DD beat on my back (the spot between my spine and shoulder blade ... it's always tight and usually her beating on it helps). Nothing. I rubbed the pressure point on my hand (the webbing between thumb and index finger). Nothing. Wondered if it was a caffeine headache (because it did, indeed, feel like someone had slammed an ax into my head), so drank copious amounts of coffee. Nothing. Took four Advil. Nothing. A few hours later, I took four Tylenol. Nada. Had to run errands, but upon my return, I started mixing drugs: took two Advil and two Tylenol. Nothing. Finally, 90 mins later, I took an Naproxen (Aleve).

Praise heavens, at 4:30 yesterday afternoon, my screaming headache abated -- just in time to help at beginning agility. So, yeah, I didn't get a lot done yesterday, and that includes visiting blogs.

Today I didn't set an alarm, and I locked up the cat. Despite awakening at 1:30 a.m. (this is typical for me), I fell back asleep and STAYED asleep until 6:30 a.m. We won't talk about the weird dreams I had (Judy says a dream analyst would have a field day with me), but even so I'm feeling *pretty* good today.

I do wish I had an indoor patch of grass for the dog, though. It's POURING down rain and super windy this morning. When I opened the door for her, she backed up and I could actually hear her say, "Are you out of your ever-loving mind?". But, it had been eleven hours since she'd gone, so I opened the door and shoved her out with an order to go potty.

She did, but she's not speaking to me any more.


You Are Radiant

You have a natural glow from with in. You seem to always sparkle.

You are joyful and delighted with the world. You have found your bliss.

You remain bright and sunny even when the outlook isn't so good.

You believe the world is a glorious place, and you're going to celebrate it as much as you can.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.... :::gasps for breath::: ..... no.



groovyoldlady said...

I hate those headaches. Ugh! Glad you are feeling better today, in spite of the weather. I'm taking GrammaJ shopping in this. Yes, I am insane!

Ceri Hebert said...

I hate headaches that won't let go! I never like taking that much medication, but sometimes ya have to.

Sandy didn't want to go out, just like Dakota. Poor thing.

Maria Zannini said...

You are going to drive yourself into an early grave, woman!

You're worse than I am. Take a break. Or at least take a couple of things off your to do list.

You sound like a woman in search of a vacation.

Brandy said...

Yikes! Glad you finally kicked the headache away. I had to laugh at your description of Dakota faced with the weather. *g*

Hope you have a pleasing day!

Tori Lennox said...

I feel your pain. Literally. I've been battling the sinus headache from hell for days. Today is the worst. It's so bad the entire left side of my face hurts, including my teeth. I halfway wish somebody would just put me out of my misery.

I'm glad you were finally able to kick yours.

Marianne Arkins said...

Thanks, all. I seldom take any meds, so yesterday was an anomaly.

Groovy, I hope your shopping trip was safe and relatively dry.

Maria, I'm lousy at vacations, but I sure could use at least a little help with my to-do list!!

Brandy, I wish I could have videoed the Dakota. It was so funny!

Tori, Hopefully you'll kick yours soon!!!

MJFredrick said...

You and I need a class in how to relax (though I doubt either of us would follow directions!) Glad you got some sleep!