Grumpy Kerrie is Gone (For Now)
Yesterday’s post only captured part of my day. These days my mood fluctuates dramatically depending on how my migraines are going. I woke up in a good mood, had a migraine come on around 9:30 a.m., during which time I wrote that post. Once I took a two-hour nap, the pain decreased substantially and I was no longer sensitive to touch, lightheaded, fatigued or nauseated. The energy level that I’ve come to adore when I feel good was back for the rest of the day.
Before that it seemed like the migraine was here to stay for days, weeks or months, depending on how forgiving it chose to be. If it is here for a while, at least its being generous with low-impact moments.
I’ve been on the watch for increasing depression. How awesome I feel during my good times convinces me that the sadness and frustration are just part of my migraine symptoms these days. Considering that I had a migraine nearly every night from October to May (with some relief in December), it isn’t surprising that I’m fed up.
I feel great right now, but am forcing myself to take it easy. Seattle is supposed to be outrageously hot for the next few days. If I’m not careful, I’ll have a migraine and heat sickness. I’m such a delicate flower.