Sunday, January 17, 2010

Pollyanna on Migraines

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Let's play the glad game!

Migraines are a natural appetite suppressant, and if I'm lucky enough to get to the puking stage, I don't have to count the calories of the last four or five things I ate!

Having a migraine gives me Super Powers, Super Senses, if you prefer. Everything smells so much more intense. My vision gets all fun; I really get to see things in a whole new light. And my hearing. . .oh the sensitivity! I can hear things that normally would be completely ignored. Lucky me.

With a migraine, all those pesky little have-tos just go away. I get to clear my calender of everything. How often does that happen? If I was functional, I'd have to do the dishes or laundry. I'd need to drive the kids around. Stand up. Talk to people. Open my eyes. Instead I get to lounge around all day.

Talk about things to be thankful for!

14 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I have to admit, I'm so grateful I've never had one. Hope you feel better!

Thora said...

Hope you feel better too! I like the Pollyanna twist.

Jami said...

How can I forget? The most glad thing of all! It's gone!

Melanie J said...

I get them but I get the easy version. Spots, blinding pain I mask with 800 mg of something or other, sleep it off for three hours and I'm fine. I have shadow pain all day when I bend over or cough (which totally doesn't sound right but whatever) and I get a little ditzy but that's about it. I only puke if I don't knock the pain meds down fast enough. AND, I generally only get the migraines at all if I'm dehydrated. So I have the added bonus of being furious with myself if I get one, but for the most part, being able to stave them off.

I hope you feel better!

mindyluwho said...

I've only ever had one migraine. Notwithstanding all the things to be thankful for...I only ever want to have one migraine!

Jami said...

Oh yeah, I forgot the joy of being able to let go of the burden over-intellectualizing everything. Ditzy. That's the right word.

My migraines are similar, Melanie. Though a good set of flashing lights PLUS dehydration defies the 800 mg of something.

Melinda said...

I started getting migraines in junior high, its been awhile so I can be thankful for that! But I pretty much always get to the point where I start puking. Lovely. What is actually lovely is the way you wrote this! :)

Annette Lyon said...

Empathizing in a big way. :(

*MARY* said...

Why not try looking at the bright side of things for a change, instead of all this complaining.

Jami said...

Ah Mary, you see through my Pollyanna act to the whiny/grumpy core of my post.

Heidi Ashworth said...

That Mary is a jewel, isn't she? I hope the migraine is gone by now. Take your herbs!

The Crash Test Dummy said...

hahahahaha

ILY

You are so cute.

I love your little blog make-over. Way cute!

Deedra said...

HAHA!!!! You're so funny!!

Holly said...

Unfortunately, I can RELATE!! (((HUGS)))