Monday, May 16, 2005

Painkillers Not Working? Try This!

Top Ten Things to Do if the Painkillers Don't Work!

1) Sleep.

2) Sleep.

3) Sleep.

4) Sleep.

Well, okay. I might be a little tired, but I didn't think it was this bad...*grin*

Can you believe this headache is still with me?

Neither can I.

It started on a Wednesday. The pain ebbed somewhat yesterday, but by last evening, BAM! It was back again, in full force. Thankfully, I had managed to get my hour of writing in right before it hit. *grin*

I went to the doctor this morning and she thought it was a tension headache and offered to do an MRI or CAT-SCAN if I wanted to go that route. I simply can't AFFORD that route right now.

At any rate, she loaded me up with some painkillers. I took one so far and...nothing. It seemed to work for awhile, but it did not completely irradicate the pain. I can only take it every 6-8 hours, though, so I'm waiting for those hours to pass.

I'm thinking I really need to get my tush in gear with the writing. I've got two novels going right now - one is still in the pre-writing stage, the other is veering into the sagging middle territory and I'm desperately trying to steer clear of it - and I've got a ton of other novel ideas. I think I get too impatient sometimes and do not take the time to savor what I'm working on at that moment. I'm always thinking, but there's more, more! More ideas! More words! More books! Now, now!

But writers can't produce things now. Even poets and short story writers, columnists and essayists, must go back and edit or even edit as they write. It's difficult to just sit down at a computer and write out a finished draft in five minutes. And anyone that does,'ve definitely got talent!

I hope to get more writing done tonight, but we'll see how the medicine kicks in.


  1. Hope the medicine works! It must be awful having that headache for so long.

    I know what you mean about all the ideas. I have a list of outlines of books I want to write and I get so impatient to finish what I'm working on so I can jump right into the next! Although I'll miss the characters from this one when I go...I've become rather attached.

  2. Melissa! Hope the headache eases up soon. I get nasty ones that last for days, so I'm always willing to give sympathy to anyone who gets a bad one for days on end. Hope it goes away soon!

  3. So sorry you've still got that headache.

    I wish I could write instantly. :) I'm not the most patient person in the world and I'm a slooow writer.

  4. Thanks, gals. It has lessened somewhat today. I took one of my new migraine pills before I went to bed last night and it helped. I hate it when it interferes with my writing time, though!

  5. My daughter suffers from bad migraines, so I totally sympathize!

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