Tuesday, May 10, 2011


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Today I came down with a wicked migraine.  I get them only about once a year.  If that.  But I know it’s coming a mile away. My vision is obstructed by some wackadoo blurry spot, which gradually gets larger until is spreads across my entire eye.  And as soon as it goes away, the throbbing and nausea begins.  But if I pop as many Motrin as is legally allowed as soon as my vision starts to blur and I lie down in a dark, quiet place and stay completely still for the next three hours, I can drastically reduce the pain.  Holy longest sentence ever.

Unfortunately for Miss Munchkin, the onset of my headache happened to coincide with the onset of her begging mercilessly for her damn binky.  It.was.relentless.  So I made up my mind right then and there that I would never…EVER hear the word “binky” coming from her mouth.  Ever. again.

No. I didn’t put duct tape over her lips.  Which I seriously considered.  I told her, straight up that her binky was gone and never coming back.  True story.

So tonight I put her to bed.  And she didn’t ask for it.  At all. 

Yeah, that’s what’s up. I’m the boss. Don’t mess with me and my migraines.

Mad daps to my sister Cindy, who immediately came over and picked up my girls.  And to my Mom who helped watch them over several hours.  Having family nearby is one of the greatest blessings.  Ever!

P.S. Just found a video that describes these migraines to a T.  Pretty crazy!  Funny how just seeing them describe the visual aura makes me feel nauseated again.  Blech. 



Lindsay said...

Yuck, sorry about the migraine. I've had some pretty major headaches lately that I thought were going to do me in, but they weren't migraines, so I can't imagine how bad those must be.

And props on the binky. You are tough. Sounds like it's gone for good, but in case it's not, here's what I did with Luke: took him to the Target, let him pick out a new toy and told him he had to throw away his pacifier to get the new toy. He did, got his new cars and when he later asked for his pacifier, I reminded that he threw it away so he could get his new cars. And that was that.

One more thing. Mad daps?? I am so out of it.

Marisa said...

Dude, I'm so sorry you get migraines. I know w've probably discussed them before but they SUCK. It does make me feel better to know that I'm not the only person who gets the crazy aura blackouts and nausea. Do you become pretty much dyslexic too? My doctor told me they were mini-strokes. Um, seriously? Scary stuff to happen while you're driving a car or taking care of babies.

I'm pretty sure the majority of mine were caused by chewing gum because it has aspartame in it (I stopped chewing gum like 2 years ago and they've decreased drastically). I know you're a health nut so food is likely not your issue. Pregnancy gave them to me too. I hope that's the case for you.

Morgan -Ing said...

GO CARLY! You WIN! You WIN!!!!! I'm still going back and forth with Oliver. I'll keep you posted because I know you're interested. :)

Melinda said...

Man! sorry about the migraine, they suck!!!! I have had quite a few in the past couple months, not fun.


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