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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Survival Mode

I woke up yesterday feeling like I'd been hit by a FREIGHT TRAIN. I told my husband that it was going to be a ROUGH day, and it was. All I did was sit/lay on the couch, trying to watch TV/movies (and eat/drink, since hubby makes sure I keep eating and drinking) to keep my mind off of the pain. It didn't work. Neither did the pain meds. I'd already used my two days of migraine abortive meds for the week, and it was more than my head that was in sooo much pain... my WHOLE body was in a WHIRLWIND of PAIN, including my HEAD. I tried changing the stimulator, but it didn't help. The pain was RELENTLESS and lasted ALL DAY. It took a long time to get to sleep... and to stay asleep...

This morning was similar to yesterday... perhaps just a smaller train... I feel a little better than yesterday, but that's not saying too much. It hurts to even sit up and type... I need to shower, but I'm afraid the water would just feel like millions of tiny knives stabbing my tender skin. I guess I'm going to head back to the couch... I HATE times like these... Simply living in SURVIVAL MODE...

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  1. Oh sweetie, I will keep you in my prayers. Did the surgery help you at all?

    Blessings and hugs to you!!

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  2. I have felt that way since Thursday! Took every ounce of my being not to run to the ER...so desperate for pain relief! But I despise going to the hospital (other than to work). Thank goodness I am feeling a little better today.

    Hope you are too!

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  3. Oh, gosh I sure hope you start to feeling better soon. Take all the time you need to be super kind and gentle with yourself.

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  4. Much hugs to you dear one!

    ((((((Jamie)))))

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  5. Oh my. I hope your pain has let up even more today. Praying still.....

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  6. I have been reading your blog and have been very touched by it. I appreciate your honesty and your explanations of what true migraines are. I suffer from migraines too but not as severely or chronically as you. I am praying for you and your husband. Take good care of yourself and rest up. A while back my pastor was talking about suffering and he said "if we trust God for salvation, then we can trust Him to sustain us.". Listen to this great promise from God in Isaiah 46:4 "Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.". Also in Zephaniah 3:17 "The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing."
    -Laura from Texas

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