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Monday, May 10, 2004

Here I was gonna post a trivial little musing on my super nasty migraine of Friday/Saturday. I flick over to Blogger, and having completely forgotten about the system upgrade this weekend, and much surprised as I'm greeted with an entirely new look and feel, yet one I instantly comprehend how to use. It's almost as if they care about usability or something over at Google. Go figure.

Anyway, had one honker of a headache starting Friday night. On my walk in to FNW, I figured I must've glanced up at a streetlamp or something because I had sort of an afterimage in my right eye. Then I realized that wasn't it at all. I figured, well, heck I just paid $7 to dance, so let's see how bad this gets before calling it a night. Got bad. Probably shouldn't have driven home. Did it anyway. Good news - I can dance while having a migraine. Bad news - I'm not so good at other things like walking straight, driving in traffic, and showering.

The classic migraine that I so rarely get is such a weird experience. My impression of the world was deeply affected. Little sensations seemed so much bigger than normal. And the flashy lights. Those suck. The weird thing is that those are like an early warning system for me. Flashy lights, then an hour or so later, the pain. And the pain didn't go away for 20 hours. I was wobbly and nauseous and irritable and sensistive to light and sound all day Saturday. Rick was a total dear. He not only tolerated me, but made it seem like no big deal, even when I whined at him in my sleep and told him to stop being so restless when he really wasn't being any more restless than normal.

I wonder what a migraine really is exactly. I've been having weird trouble with language for the past two days. I keep rearranging letters as I speak. I know what I want to say, but sometimes I just can't spit it out. It's spooky. It's as if a little part of my brain broke, and the repair crews have some temporary wiring installed but are still working on the permanent installations. I hope to be mostly back to normal at work tomorrow. I'm meeting with the CIO at 8am for a breakfast meeting. I really don't want to be a stuttering idiot in that meeting.

Anyhow, off to bed now. At least I'm yawning at 12:15 this Sunday...

1 Comments:

  • Hey there - I registered, though I'm a little annoyed at having to set up a blog to comment, but I'll do it. Just for you. It's kinda weird to be able to comment on your stuff, but I suppose it will cut out a lot of my yelling at the computer screen. Heh.

    So, yeah, uh, migraine followed by language deficit? Is this a NORMAL after effect of migraines for you? If not, please have it checked out - not to be an alarmist, but seizure or stroke are other nasty possibilities.

    Take care of yourself.

    -Ali

    By Blogger BlackSheep, at 9:45 PM  

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