Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Reality Bites


Who said blogs aren’t for venting and complaining?

Certainly not me.

And I’ve read plenty of blogs where life’s laments are the day’s theme.

So here’s my lament — and the reason this post is blessedly short.

I have a freakin’ headache. The worst kind. The kind you wake up with.

In my experience, it doesn’t matter what pill you pop, these suckers never leave. You wait them out until bedtime and hope they disappear overnight. (I’ve never woken up with one two days in a row.)

Fortunately, with all the weirdo and rare physical ailments my body is host (hostess?) to, headaches happen to be a rare occurrence.

I suspect I’ll be a tad grumpy by evening. Minimal reading, minimal writing.

Perhaps I’ll take a walk in the semi-spring-like weather in an attempt to clear my head.

The temperature is to reach 12 degrees Celsius today (that’s 53.6 degrees Fahrenheit). Alas, more snow predicted for Friday.


14 comments:

The Guy Who Writes This said...

I'm glad you could muster enough strength to post something. Keep quiet, feel better.

oreneta said...

I often get headaches from dehydration...???? Have you ever tried drinking a really big glass of water or two. It really works pretty often. So sorry. Tomorrow should be better.

Coffee Mom said...

Hope you feel better tommorow, headaches are awful, I get them often enough to know.

Maybe try the Advil Liquid gels, Extra strength for migraine headaches, it doesn't always work for me but it takes the edge off

Rebecca said...

First thing I thought of was "barometric pressure headache." Then I Googled it. Not that you're looking for a diagnosis from your readers, but it's interesting how the weather affects us physically.

Beth said...

guy: You get the cold with the, "oh, baby" voice - I get the headache with the pale, wan look.
In either case, we both post.

oreneta: I tried the water, the walk and even a 1/2 hour nap. It's still here. Looking forward to tomorrow...

coffee mom: Beware of Advil Liquid Gel caps - take too many and you can damage the lining of your stomach (gastritis). Been there - done that. Very, very painful.

rebecca: I'm happy to get a diagnosis from a reader! (A total cure would be even better). And I do occasionally get (sinus) headaches in weather like this - just don't usually wake up with one.
(Good to hear from you...)

Nomad said...

Oooh poor you, I can sympathize, a hot bath and a heating pad always fix me up...
Hope you feel better soon,
!!

Beth said...

nomad: I should do a boring, dull post more often about the state of my health.
I'm garnering a great deal of sympathy here!

Thanks...

Sornie said...

You have our weather and I want it back. It cracked 65 degrees here yesterday and today is cloudy and 40. Best o' luck with the throbbing headache. Sleep is about all that will help.

Beth said...

sornie: Maybe a weather trade is in the works. While it got up in the 50's here today (I'm doing Fahrenheit for you) tomorrow we're only to get a high of 41. Good weather back to you?

I'm counting the minutes until I can go to sleep and get rid of this sucker...too embarrassing to go to bed this early.

Beth said...

Beth, you are such a sweetheart. Yes, our friend is having surgery tomorrow...it was so kind of you to remember that.

Dorky Dad said...

As a headache sufferer myself, I literally feel your pain. I hope your headache goes away. They suck.

Actually, one thing I did to reduce headaches was to get a new fancy water pillow. Now I don't get them as often.

Beth said...

beth: It's now Thursday - I'm thinking of him, his family - and you.


dorky dad: I've noted your suggestion re: a water pillow - I'm going to check it out. (Might help with the back, too.) Thanks.

Princess Pointful said...

I used to get tension headaches nearly daily. People can be really bad at writing off how painful such things are. However, I actually found that massage therapy helped a great deal... and it is a hell of a pleasant "medical technique"!

Beth said...

princess pointful: Any medical treatment that is minimally invasive (no drugs, no needles!) is the very best kind. Trust me, I know from experience - some good, some bad...