Sunday, May 24, 2009

Headaches are slowing me down

So 20+ years ago I had a problem with constant headaches 24/7 that wouldn't go away with any kind of treatment. They tried the traditional meds and nothing worked. Then 10 years or so ago a neurologist finally gave me a preventive drug that worked. She explained I didn't have just headaches, I had migraine headache disease and that I needed to take something to prevent them rather than trying to make them go away. It's worked well, so that I was just like most everyone else in the world that would get an occasional headache, take some Tylenol, and be done. And now the past week I've got 24/7 headache that isn't going away. I even tried Ray's Midrin...that just made me sick like Imitrex, Maxalt, and Zomig used to do. Sigh.

It's really hard to stay focused on the job at hand, making sure I've got enough yarn to support Sock Summit when my head is throbbing and I'm nauseous all the time. So I've just been ignoring it as best I can and came up with some really pretty yarn. I thought I'd name one of them after the headache since the inspiration came out of ache, but didn't think naming a yarn migraine would particularly appealing. The one drink that gave me a massive headache back in the day was 151 rum lit at the top and the bar called it Harbor's a much prettier version, a blend of dark olive, dark purple, and sky blue.

Harbor Lights:

Licorice Twist:

Ribbon Candy:

and Obama's Favorite:

1 comment:

Maegwin said...

ooh I love the Obama one and the Harbor Lights. Maybe you could name one "Hangover cure" or something in honor of your headaches. I hope you feel better. Maybe you are having sympathy pain. hehe