Sunday, September 21, 2008

How a migraine can prove beneficial

...it kept me quiet and inside this weekend, which lead to me watching mindless TV on Friday. Friday night, horrible sleep. The OTC, not great.

Saturday, or the day after the migraine, which it always takes me two days to recover, I fluctuated between wanting to throw-up and being ravenously hungry, (which one will win the battle????) I also had a really strong urge to paint.

Off to the art store. Purchasing several small canvases and new paint colors later, I spent yesterday with paint on my hands, fingernails, and a few splotches on my forearms, all in the name of creativity. However, the quite time also made me realize and remember some more things. It was good, productive quiet time.

Due to the migraine I canceled my plans last night and spent another night watching mindless movies and still painting....well into the early morning.

I tried the sleeping pills again, I took them WELL in advance of going to bed (several hours in advance) so when I went to bed after 2, I fell fast asleep and slept all night. One pee break, otherwise a full night of 8 hours of sleep...with another hour trying for a ninth..no such luck.
However, I slept so soundly that I have a kink in my neck, but truly, ask me if I care. (Hells no.)

Today will be spent finishing the many paintings I started yesterday, watching mindless TV, and hitting the books...sometime...today.

This is said without any sarcasm what-so-ever (brace yourself) even with the migraine, the day-after effects of a migraine, and a kink in my neck, this was one of the best weekends I've had in a very, very long time.

4 comments:

ptg said...

YAY for sleep!

Glad to hear that you had some lovely, productive, heartening quiet time. :o)

Jay said...

It's funny how sleep deprivation can effect you. Sleeping 8 hours becomes the greatest night of your life.

Been there. It sucks.

Glad you had a great weekend! :-)

Party Girl said...

Sadly the sleep was only for one night.

Sunday a whopping 2 hours Monday w whopping 3.5 hours. (please, please not tonight)

This is with an OTC. I am going crazy. Clearly there is something else going on. I just wish I knew what that something was.

Therapy tomorrow...let's hope for a breakthrough on the sleeping front.

GirlGoyle said...

We all get to a point where we can't go any further. Some listen better than others and others have to wait to be maimed by migraines. Glad you got the physical and mental rest you needed!