One baby step at a time.

Last night a migraine hit me, hard.  I took meds and had Superdad rub my neck and shoulders with BioFreeze for extra measure.  I tried to relax in bed so I thought I would read.  Which is something you usually wouldn't think a person with a migraine would want to do but I gave it a go for a few to take my mind off the excruciating pain.

I'm still working on Eat, Pray, Love and I'm still in the India part at the Ashram.  I'm to the part

*spoiler alert*

where she's sitting on the bench trying out Vipassana meditation and gets bitten by all the mosquitoes.  I detest mosquitoes.  A LOT!  But the meditation caught my curiosity.

This morning I woke up sluggish and my headache was doable.  I had to run Sophie the Superdog to the vet to be fixed, chipped, a couple baby teeth pulled and her nails trimmed.  *sniff*  I won't be able to pick her up until tomorrow and I miss my baby terribly.  I keep looking for her around the house and under my desk.  She would have been great comfort when I had to go back to bed for my migraine.

My migraine came back with a vengeance.  It was this awful throwing up pain that forced me back to bed wearing an eye mask hiding under my covers.   I took my Maxalt and it made the headache much worse.  Just what every migraine sufferer wants, their medication to make things worse.  *sarcastically said*   I called doc and left a message, which has yet to be returned.  *angry voice*  In the mean time I called in a refill for another migraine medication that I take and my mother-in-law graciously went to pick it up for me.

It has helped some and I was actually able to crawl out of bed. 

While in bed, in pain I thought about what I had read last night about the Vipassana meditation method and gave it a try.  You are to find a position and not move, even  if your back starts to hurt.  In my case, your head is killing you.  I laid there in my bed with my eyes closed and didn't move.  I just thought about breathing.  At one point I didn't even feel the pain of the migraine.  I don't know how long I actually was able to lay there motionless but I'm sure it wasn't very long.  Not even half an hour but I don't know.

I'm going to read up more on the method and go from there.

My head is achy again so I'm going to stop staring at my laptop.