misadventures of a misfit

I am back in California after my two-week sojourn in Portland, OR. I had a great time in Portland, but it is nice to be back home with the hub and the dog. The night before my departure, I got a migraine* and was out of commission for the entire evening. The next morning I felt a bit better, so insane brother and I went and met our friends Wendy, Lillie, and Jason at Grand Central Bakery. Here’s a photo of Wendy and Lillie taken by Jason with my new orange Sony:
Unfortunately, I had a relapse of the punes, and by the time we got to the airport, I was feeling pretty out of it. I had to rush outdoors to be, um, sick, and after that I felt a bit better. The plane to SF was delayed, though, so I missed my connecting flight and had to wait four hours at SFO. Not all was lost, however, because breast-cancer-fighting Megan was able to come meet me! We had dinner at Osho in the international terminal, and it was actually pretty good. Megan looks great with her bald head and seems to be doing really well. She is such a tough cookie.
*Has anyone tried acupuncture or acupressure for migraines? I’ve been getting migraines every month, and recovering from them is become more and more difficult.

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8 Responses to misadventures of a misfit

  1. Kerstin says:

    I’ve never tried it, but I know people who swear by it. If you have recurring migraines, you should talk to your doctor, lady. It could be hormonal or you could be developing an allergy or you could be under too much stress. Best to pinpoint (no pun intended!) the reason before monthly migraines become weekly migraines. Good luck! (They are hell, aren’t they?)

  2. Lisa says:

    Are they premenstrual migraines? I get them too. My doctor gave me a prescription for a low dose estrogen patch that I put on a few days before my period and wear for a week. I haven’t had one since.

  3. Steph says:

    My only 2 migraines came after starting a new birth control pill–changed brands and they went away (they were the freaky ones with visual auras). It’s worth talking to a doctor if you’re getting them regularly. I would keep a journal of symptoms, course, odd features, your cycle and anything else you think is important. This can help doc find a solution more easily.
    Hope you feel better–migraines suck.

  4. Sara says:

    I used to get terrible, terrible migraines as a child. (My pediatrician even tested me for brain tumors and stuff.) I tried lots of different meds and nothing worked. My parents, out of desperation, took me to get acupuncture. A little traumatic for 13 yo w/ a fear of needles, but it worked. To this day (I turned 24 today), I haven’t had a migraine that bad since. Really hope you feel better!!

  5. Silvia says:

    Sorry you felt crappy, and missing the connex, but at least you got to see Megan and eat yummy food. I don’t know anything about migranes, but I like to recommend massages and pedicures for all ills…

  6. Rose says:

    I haven’t had a migraine in at least four years since I started yoga. I do always have an Imitrex prescription on hand (actually my hubby carries it so I call and he delivers).
    Grand Central Station’s main retail facility is in my hubby’s building (they started in Seattle)! I always get a good whiff of bread baking when I visit. YUM! I used to work close to the cafe in Pioneer Square… Mmmmm, country pate on their Columbia baguette… No Atkins here baby!

  7. Em says:

    I agree with everything that has already been said re: migraines. I first got them because of the BC I was on, and I was convinced I had a tumor (yes, Kindergarten Cop was out at that point, so everyone around me was chanting, “It’s not a too-mah!”). Now I get them with extreme stress. As opposed to, you know, the usual stress. And occasionally with PMS, but not all the time. My body is weird.

  8. Amy says:

    I’m so sorry you’re under the weather with your migraine! I’m fortunate not to have ever had one, but I’ve seen my stepmother laid low many a time with them. Looks like you got lots of good suggestions from everyone, though 🙂 Hope you’re feeling better *very soon*

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