Saturday, November 15, 2008

Sometimes It Helps To Be Pessimistic ...

The one good thing about being a pessimist is that when things turn out better than you expected, it's a very pleasant surprise.

Today was not remotely as bad as I feared it would be.

Although my headache plagued me well into the night, I was pleasantly surprised to wake up this morning and find it gone. I even felt decently rested for once.

Scott went and got me my new prescription, a generic of Midrin, and then the three of us made a short stop at Toys R Us to buy a gift for the birthday party Ellie attended this afternoon (and I took advantage of the sale to stock up on other gifts for future parties). Then we went to gymnastics, which is the first time in three or four weeks I've felt up to attending. It was good to see Ellie at gymnastics, which she loves, again.

Home for lunch, and to wrap the gift (a teddy bear dressed as Sleeping Beauty for a girl almost as obsessed with princesses as my daughter).

I thought about pushing myself to attend the party, but I was definitely fading and made the decision not to wear myself out since tomorrow's open house at Catlin Gabel is very important to us.

I made the mistake of getting online to check my email and started getting the funny vision (I think they call it auras) and slight nausea that signal a migraine is coming soon, so I took a couple Midrin capsules as prescribed and headed off to bed.


I was hoping yesterday was a one-time fluke and that I wouldn't have any more of these headaches, but I guess they're not gone yet.

Anyway, the meds help some, although not as good as the drug I remember taking way back when -- Norgesic Forte. And it doesn't help that I can't tolerate caffeine these days.

But all in all, after the week I've had, I was happy that today turned out as well as it did. It definitely could have been worse.

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