This morning, around six, I woke up with pressure and pain in my right eye. (I’ve come to find that this means I have a migraine coming on.) I chose to ignore it so that I could get some rest, that was a mistake. At 6:50 AM when my alarm went off, the pain was awful. I got up, went straight to the medicine cabinet and took some migraine medicine and had a chai latte. It was too late, however. I lasted probably 30 minutes before I threw up the medicine and the caffeine I had drank. When I get a migraine I find that if I don’t catch it early enough, I won’t be able to get the full benefit of the medicine. After about four hours of suffering, the pain had subsided to the point where I was able to get some rest. After about six hours, the photosensitivity was gone and shortly after that I was able to function again.

I was supposed to work today but, on account of the fact that I couldn’t hold in the contents of my stomach longer than a few minutes, I wasn’t able to go. Instead I took the time to recover and, when I was finally feeling better, I did some housework and ate lunch. I still have a lingering headache, but it isn’t so bad anymore. I always feel bad when I can’t make it into work – especially under today’s circumstances: snow. I wasn’t calling in “snow” today, but I know a few people probably did and my migraine didn’t help matters. I’m sure they were happy I called in four hours in advance, instead of 10 minutes like some people like to do.

It’s been snowing for the last few days and I’m not a big fan of it. Now that I live so far away from work, snow is kind of a big deal. The road was pretty icy when I would have needed to go to work today and, in a way, I think that this migraine might have been a blessing in disguise. My car is quite small and doesn’t handle well in any kind of wet, especially if that wet is frozen. Hopefully the road isn’t so icy tomorrow when I need to go to work. (And hopefully my migraine doesn’t come back..)

I need to cut this one short, because I need to cook dinner. We’re having chicken and rice.