Monday, May 16, 2011

Ocular Migraine

Early this morning, we had word that my brother is in hospital in California, after experiencing a heart attack.  Our SIL assured us that the docs say he'll be fine.  Ai chihuahua, we're all falling apart!


I got busy with my numbers and pretty pictures at work, but... wait... what?  Oh no!  I thought I was LONG past having another of them.  It was the dreaded ocular migraine.  I like to call it having a glowing aztec print utterly consume your vision. The first time it happened to me was in 2001, and I was terrified.  Sister took me to urgent care, and while we were waiting in line to sign in, it went away.  I quickly urged her to take me back home, then called my regular doc who talked to a neurologist friend who clued me in as to what it was.  It's not a problem, really, you just have to wait for it to pass.  Be quiet, be calm, and it'll run its course.  Luckily, I get the type that makes you go blind, but not the type that hurts like hades. :)  Today's lasted just over fifteen minutes.


There are many contributing factors to why one gets these:  stress (HAHAHAHA), not enough sleep to rest the eyes (Check!), and medications (ding ding ding!)  I told my sister that my medicine area in my bedroom was starting to look like the one kept padlocked in "Sweet November."  I thought that particular example was such overkill, but now, I'm not so sure. :P


For instance, I get chemo.  I take Neulasta to help get me through chemo. Then I take Vicodin to get me through Neulasta, and Compazine to get me through the Vicodin.  Better living through Chemistry?  Gods, I hope so.  Otherwise, this is all a sham and the pharmaceutical companies are the epitome of evil on earth.... hmmmm.


Still, I have crossed two of those, Vicodin and Compazine, off the list for this  round of chemo, as of today.  I've still got a bit a pain in my ankles and feet, but it's just normal achiness now, and besides, I wanted a glass of WINE!  I deserve a glass of wine! Just don't tell my doc how big this glass is... <wink, wink>.  And I am just kidding... mostly.


So, have sweet dreams, all.  Kiss your dogs, cats, husbands, wives, gerbils, llamas, or whatever needs kissing (keep it legal!), and I'll see you back here tomorrow. :)



2 comments:

  1. I've only had the Ocular variety once or twice and was many years ago. Was getting the painful and nauseating migraines on an almost daily basis until I finally left GoDaddy in February. Has been nearly two months since I have had a major migraine.

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  2. Girl, I can sympathize. I have been getting migraines since the 70s. Those zig zaggy caleidescope worms are awful. I used to spend days in bed throwing up but it is better now I can usually work thru them although the pain does get bad sometimes. During my 40s I was getting them every day for a period of weeks, turns out it was a hormone thing.

    Your meds sound a bit like mine. I have mine in a big bag in the kitchen being as it is only me and him here and I do not need to keep them hidden from small fingers.

    Girl, we are getting some rain here. I am expecting Noah to knock on the door any minute to board the boat LOL. I am surprised our house has not washed away down the hill. It is frightening sometimes it is so loud. On the upside, my hydrangeas are going gangbusters.
    Hope you keep on keeping on and feeling better.
    fay in the family room.
    On that whole meat thing I posted on the blog. I remember reading somewhere that the carbon from meat done on the barby can cause cancer. I love meat though but found it interesting reading that report, I shall be watching from now on to see if it affects my breathing. I have never paid attention.

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