21 May 2008

Sleeping it Off

Every once in awhile (not nearly as often as some people, thank God), I get migraines. Luckily, I can feel them coming and I have a prescription to fight them, so most of the time, I can head them off at the pass. Otherwise it's no lights, sounds, smells or movement for me for a good day.

Last night I felt one coming, so I took my medicine and went straight to bed. At 5 p.m. I didn't get out of bed until 7 a.m.

I missed a lot in that time - B.'s last dodgeball game of the season, the first part of the American Idol season finale, dinner. But I also learned a lot - we need new pillows, I strongly prefer jersey sheets over the cotton ones on the bed now, our light-blocking shades don't block light.

Hopefully this won't happen again for a good two, three months, so in the meantime, I'm going shopping.


Sad Panda said...

14 hours in bed? That sounds glorious! And I love that you have a drill for migraines, sort of like how people have tornado or fire drills for their households. I think you're onto something; I get migraines once in awhile, and I used to have them all the time. I think being prepared is a great idea!

Kay said...

I am way jealous of the amount of sleep you can get! :) I too had a bad headache yesterday! Was it something in the air, or what? I don't know if it was a migraine or just a sinus headache. All I do know is that I left work early because the two extra strength pills I took weren't working, and I couldn't see straight, and I kept feeling like I was going to puke. Not fun. I slept for two hours while the girls were napping but didn't feel like myself until I got out of bed today.

Iris Took said...

I hear that after so many months pillows are mostly dead skin and dust mites. Ew. That freaks me out.

Glad you are feeling better today!

A. said...

That is really gross, Iris. I think I'm going to buy new pillows more often!