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Sunday, August 30, 2009

A Javelin In The Brain Makes It Hard To Do ANYTHING


Yeah, really. That's what is feels like. Then there is also some pounding and some big metal band around my head squeezing, too.

Joy.

I have a theory why this migraine is the longest most heinous one I've had in ages. I know you are all like, yeah, Jo, tell me, I just have to know. On my birthday (July 11th), I got sick with stomach pains which is no stranger to this woman. The next day I was still in serious pain, finally went to the hospital and it turned out my Crohn's Disease was just having a major flare up. OK. They shot me with some crazy narcotic that almost made me throw up and made my legs feel detached, and shot me with steroids and told me I could go home.

Since then, I was put on prednisone (steroids) to keep the inflammation in my intestines nonexistant due to the crazy 3 location party (small intestine, large intestine and stomach) my body was throwing. Last week it was time to gradually taper off of the prednisone and finally, on Wednesday, I was finished. My migraine started on Wedneday night and has gotten progressively worse each day. My friend came up with a theory that maybe the prednisone was keeping all inflammtion in my body down and when my body had no more of it, my blood vessels in my brain flared up, inflamed and went full on big-time kaboom, to full capacity. Does that make sense?

There really is no need to go into the ins and outs of how I've been treating it other than I have been under the care of my neurologist , so don't worry, I am taking care of myself.

So I write this post to explain that I am not writing the soap reviews until my headache is completely gone, because I want to give it my full attention and not be fogged by my pain which is all I can see, really. I can look at soap porn and I might just post some of that today since I am pretty much stuck in this bedroom because the damn sunlight feels like skewers being poked in my eyeballs. Luckily I slept at my mother's last night and the kids are swimming in her pool and making a clubhouse with a tarp and some chairs and a floatie and are actually getting along. Dare I say it.

But I am in pain and feeling a little sorry for myself and wish my coffee was magic morphine or whatever that would take the pain away.... :(

12 comments:

sironasprings said...

So sorry, Joanna. I know how you feel. I'm surprised you managed to blog at all today. Take a break. We'll still be here.

egassner said...

Come on now Jo, Agonizing pain is no excuse ;)

Hope you start feeling better soon!

Michele said...

awww, feel better ((((hugs))))

Burnt Mill Candles and Soap said...

that totally sucks! get better soon :)

TeresaR said...

Crap about the Crohn's flaring up again. :( I, too, wish I had some magic formula to help you feel better...sending virtual hugs at any rate!

di Palermo Body said...

I'm so sorry your are in such pain I hope you start to feel better and better all day. This is a product that helps a friend of mine with her migraines it's from The Container Store. I don't know if you've heard of it, anyway click this link and it should come up. It's an eyeshade called Bucky Eyeshade and it is so plush and it lets virtually NO light in you have to try it, and comes with earplugs! Good luck and feel better.
Best wishes,
Jessica

http://www.containerstore.com/browse/Product.jhtml?CATID=257&PRODID=10012723

Amber said...

I'm so sorry. :( I get migraines occasionally, but never very severe and cannot even begin to imagine how you function during your really incapacitating ones. :(

Like Teresa, I wish I had something awesome to make them go away. I don't like seeing my friends suffer! Especially my soapy ones. :)

kat said...

That makes a lot of sense - about the inflammation. I'm sorry you're in such pain. I hope it subsides a.s.a.p!

Li said...

I'm sorry you're not feeling well. I have constant tension headache and my bf has Crohn's. I hope you have some medication/remedy to help with the pain. And perhaps you can look up Remicade for Crohn's? It's help my bf a lot.

The Bath Project said...

aaawww Jo so sorry you're down with a migraine...

one of the things that I would recommend to my clients when they would let me know they were migraine sufferers is this:

if you're able to tolerate sitting up for 5-10 minutes:
fill bucket or pan with hot water (big enough for your feet to fit comfortably)...fill a ziplock bag with ice, wrap in cheese cloth...put your feet in the hot water and put the ice on the back of your neck...the goal is to constrict the blood flow that is contributing to the pounding in the head and pull the blood to your feet with the heat...after 5-10 minutes, lay back down with a cold washcloth on the back of your neck...make sure you've also got cool water with you

I hope you feel better soon my friend!! xoxo

Amy W said...

Yuck! Hope you feel MUCH better soon!

Tanya said...

Get better soon, Joanna.