01 December 2010

Headache! Blinding headaches!

I woke up with this THING this morning. Neck aches, too.

Wonder what I can attribute this one to. Been having a lot of them recently. I'm getting plenty of sleep, so I don't suppose that needs to be the remedy, otherwise I wouldn't have awakened with it this morning. Eye strain? Maybe my eyes need checked again. It's been a little over a year. Maybe coming down with some seasonal bug or something? Don't feel crappy except for the headache. I didn't have a flu shot this year.

Doctor decided since I was allergic to eggs, flu shot was not a good idea even with a minimally compromised immune system after having major surgery to remove spleen earlier in the year.

There's a lot going on (and not going on) in my life, so lots of stresses. I know, (big sigh) I stress over things I can't control and things I have no control over. Sometimes, the mind works overtime and can't compartmentalize properly.

Apartment is fogged with second hand smoke. Yep, we smoke too much, that's a given. Want to open the door to air the place out. I've got the kitchen window open and the ceiling fan on to funnel the smoky air out. My computer is in a corner of the kitchen, so I spend a lot of time in here. It's a big kitchen for a small apartment.

Curmudge doesn't want the door open. He's been complaining he's cold. It's a balmy 70 degrees outside today. The thermostat inside reads 68..good enough. This is Arizona! It never ever gets cold here! I wonder what he would do if we lived in a place where it truly does get cold?

He's wrapped in a blanket watching TV being a couch potato. The lesser of alternative evils, he'd rather do that than get up and move around. I don't let him mess with the thermostat, he'd have it 80 in here if I did that. It's plenty warm enough in here the way it is. Sorry, but he'll just have to adjust. Healthier for both of us in the long run. Grandmother's old adage...put more clothes on, get up and move around.

Snapped at Curmudge earlier for not being able to see what was right in front of him in the refrigerator. Apologized after the fact. I have to keep reminding myself he's old. For whatever reason after cataract surgery on both eyes, lasik procedures on both eyes, and new glasses he still doesn't see well. I don't know what to think, it frustrates me. This is not about Curmudge though, it's about these damned headaches.

Could go for a walk, maybe? Not safe to walk in this neighborhood any time of the day. Maybe just sit outside? See what can be seen...not much to see... A big block wall cuts down noise on the freeway or watch the cars getting on the freeway. Both options are right outside the door.

Oh how much I miss living near the base of South Mountain and the Park. Outside that door or window were farms, cotton fields, our horses in the pasture at the neighbors place, and the mountains....

Yay! Took two Aleve a couple of hours ago. Finally beginning to feel some relief! Yay! It's going to be a better day....functional.


  1. shawn carr gets headaches. he goes to bed if he can. he says if he can sleep, it helps alot.. i don't get it but he says it works ...

  2. I think sleep only works with migraines. I haven't had a migraine in a long time, this one I had didn't act like my usual migraines. As I said I'd had plenty of sleep so even if it was a migraine, I shouldn't have woke up with it...makes me wonder if it isn't eye strain or the chair I sit on at my desk...it's gone today except for the neck ache ... so that's a good thing.

  3. Stress is a huge cause of headaches and I would guess second hand smoke would be another but that just could be me since no one is supposed to smoke in my house. I get constant headaches myself but mostly I ignore them. When I cant handle it I take 1000mg of ibuprofen. It helps a lot. Aleeve works well too but we dont keep that in our house.. I vote for lots of caffeine and rest..

  4. Yep, I'll admit I do drink lots and lots of caffeine. Sometimes I think that's the problem, I drink toooooo much of it! Lol. Doc says I shouldn't drink so much...thing is I don't drink soda, yay! Hot/cold coffee and iced tea.
    I'm going for eye strain as a contributor ...I spend a lot of time on my computer and the desk chair isn't the best either(cause my neck hurts too)..job searching, looking at other peoples blogs, playing a dumb game I'm addicted to...Hey, thanks for visiting, stop by anytime...


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