Saturday, October 28, 2006

Oh, the Agony! (And the Ecstasy!)

If I didn't visit your blog yesterday, don't feel bad. I didn't visit anyone's blog. The reason? Here's the agony part: .another tension headache - and this one was a doozie. I felt it coming on Thursday at our office Halloween party. My department went as the cast of Napoleon Dynamite and I was Deb. I have a feeling my neck and head did not appreciate the whole side ponytail look. For whatever reason, I woke up and immediately wanted to scream. We're in between insurance right now so I don't have the money to go to the chiropractor and so I just took a hot bath to try and relax my muscles, went back to bed, and then sat on the couch all day. I watched a few movies, including Anchorman which had me momentarily forgetting the pain since I was laughing so hard. (BTW - if you haven't watched Nacho Libre, I highly recommend it.)

What sucks is that I had to go to my chapter's writing workshop Friday night. Since I'm the president and thus, the MC of the event, it was a must. Don't get me wrong - I wanted to go - desperately! Judith Arnold is our guest speaker this year and her workshop Friday night was on self-editing, something I will be doing in the next month on my own novel. But really, all I wanted to do was climb under the covers and cry. Yes, my head hurt that bad.

But there's at least a nice ending, if not a happily ever after. And that brings us to the ecstasy part of the equation. Four migraine pills, some yummy desserts, a nice icy hot patch on my neck, and a terrific workshop made the day's misery fade. Being around a bunch of other like-minded individuals - writers - is an awesome feeling.

(Anyone else tired of reading about my headaches? I sure am. I think I'm going to go check into that herb Devon and Tess told me about...)

Today, the workshop continues - all day long. I'll post details about it in the next few days.

Have a wonderful weekend!

7 comments:

  1. I'm not tired. I get sinus headaches, and it is nice to know that I am not alone in the headache realm. Thanks so much for the advice you provided over at my blog, and have a great weekend!

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  2. I'm not tired of hearing about your headaches. I get sinus headaches, and it is nice to know that I am not alone in the headache realm. Thanks so much for the advice you provided over at my blog, and have a great weekend!

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  3. Sorry to double post. Blogger timed out.

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  4. I'm not tired, misery loves company! My chiropractor instructed me NOT to use heat, as it brings blood to the muscles, and you want it to retreat. I spent entire days with the 20 on/20 off method. Actually, it sounds kinda good right now! Enjoy the conference :)

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  5. I used to suffer from migraines, so I hear your pain. Glad its doing better now.

    Hope you've enjoyed the workshop!

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  6. If you don't tell us about them, how to we know when to send you virtual chocolates?

    *Cate hands over chocolates, flowers and a hug*

    Cate

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  7. I hope you feel better and I'm sure you had a great time at your workshop!! Take care of yourself. :)

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