Yesterday , I had one of those Hemiplegic Migraines that made me text my husband to come home from work. The pain was a 9 with spikes that were much worse. I couldn’t see out of my right eye, my right arm wouldn’t work and in trying to get my medication I dropped it. Fortunately, my oxygen was working properly. I laid there with my oxygen going, trying and failing to focus on breathing. Every pain spike left my body tensing up to the point that I couldn’t move most less breath. The more spikes I had the sicker I got.
My sweet husband gave me my medicine and held me tight through each spike until the medicine kicked in. He gave me a fresh drink and something to eat then tucked me into bed. He also picked my medicine up that I had accidentally sent crashing to the floor. He reluctantly went back to work and I went to sleep just knowing the pain would be gone when I woke up.
Two hours later, I knew the pain was still there before I even opened my eyes. I laid perfectly still hoping it was a bad dream…it wasn’t. Well, I will eat lunch because that really might help…it didn’t. When it was time, I took more medicine hoping it would do the trick…nope, still there!
I used every thing I knew to try…still there.
So, what do you do when the pain won’t go away? Today, I curled up underneath my favorite blanket on my bed. I listened to some documentaries I had found on youTube (yes, I am a geek) on my phone really low and I just tried to rest and I took some naps.
Nothing has really helped the pain though. What do you do on those days when the pain just won’t go away?