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05 September 2009 @ 09:38 pm
Happy Saturday, all.  
So I used to have terrible, awful no good headaches. Migraines. Since the age of eight, I remember being nauseous and getting tunnel vision - thinking I was going to die. Back then there was no "Migraine Medicine," the only stuff they gave me knocked me completely out. Once I was in high school, Imitrex came out, and let me tell you, I praised God. It allowed me to function and drive and everything even while having a headache.

About four years ago, God saw fit to take the burden of headaches away from me, and again, I was thankful. I haven't had a true migraine, not like I used to, since May of 2005. A blessing, for sure. This morning, however, I woke up with a killer headache. I wouldn't characterize it as a migraine, but it was still bad, and I was still sick, and slept it off, sort of.

I had a achy head all day long. I tried all the usual tricks, to no avail. Even now as i sit and type this I have a headache - or just the sore place where the headache used to be. Does that make any sense at all?

In non-complaining news, my sons were baptized tonight in church. Nolan got to do it, and it was a very sweet time. My husband Nolan, the bigger than life, boisterous, man's man choked up a little bit in the baptistry as he was talking about them before they were immersed. Several people came up to me afterward and said how moving it was. It was a good night, for sure, headache or not.
I am:: bed
I feel:: awakeawake
maureen: Buffy Joycemaureen on September 6th, 2009 03:22 am (UTC)
Sorry for the headache, woman. I get them from time to time and it is NOT fun.

As for the Nolan/baptism story, I got tears in my eyes just reading it. I'm happy for all of you.

Feel better.
seegrim: two friendsseegrim on September 6th, 2009 03:26 am (UTC)
Aw, Carrie. I'm so sorry about your headache. I do understand what you mean about the place where the pain used to be. For me I kind of compare it to the inside of my head being scooped out with a rusty melon baller and filled with rocks.

I'm so happy for your family! How sweet! Thanks for sharing that with us. Experiences like that with your family just cannot be surpassed.

*loves you*
dragonsangel68: Hugsdragonsangel68 on September 6th, 2009 09:02 am (UTC)
I hope your headache doesn't repeat itself or develop into migraines again. The "after" feeling is quite normal; I actually get what is characterized as migraine hangovers, where my head is an odd type of sore, but it's not a headache or a migraine.
tracyj23tracyj23 on September 6th, 2009 12:22 pm (UTC)
I can relate to the headaches, although fortunately I only get them once a month. That I can live with.

Congratulations on the baptism of your sons! It sounds like a wonderful and moving time for all of you. ♥
slitherhither: snape_not_amusedslitherhither on September 6th, 2009 07:22 pm (UTC)
Migraines are The Worst. I had no idea Imitrex was so recent an invention. ZOMG. Thank you, God, indeed! I'm sorry you've been revisited by one, or its near-equivalent. On a plus note (I think), headaches can be a temporary side effect of weight loss, as your body processes the stuff that's been stored in shed weight. They say water, drinking lots of water, helps. Not that I'm a doctor or anything, but that's what I've heard.

That story of your husband's tearing up is so, so precious. Thanks for sharing it.
Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: Office *tackle hugs*jandjsalmon on September 6th, 2009 08:39 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on the boys' baptism. What a blessed event for your family!

And *hugs you tightly* I know exactly what you mean about the headache and I'm sorry you are having to endure one right now. I'm thinking about you. :(
O Demanding One: Urs: Blessedheyurs on September 7th, 2009 03:17 am (UTC)

God is good. And I hope this one goes on away, and won't happen again for quite some time.   *hugs you*

The boys getting baptized is absolutely wonderful. Bless them! And you and Nolan, too. How very sweet to have such treasured moments. Thanks for sharing.   :)