I officially hate migraines.
Yesterday I was spending a very lovely
and interesting afternoon out with my friend, Deanna,
as we enjoyed some time in Lititz.
We were there so that Deanna could meet
another shop owner who carries my candles, Karen.
Both of these ladies are courageous and strong.
Running a retail shop is not for the faint of heart.
Especially in these hard economic times.
Deanna and I
enjoyed a tasty lunch at the Tomato Pie Cafe,
which may be the source of the migraine
now that I think about it.
Not the food,
but the environment.
Because of a remodeling project going on there
it was extra crowded and very loud.
An hour spent in this busyness
may have played a part.
I've really no idea.
I greatly enjoyed the food and the company.
Then we were off to meet up with Karen
at Back Home Again.
She is doing such a delightful job with the
setting up of her shop.
I meant to take photos and completely forgot.
I enjoyed seeing and hearing these two sharp
ladies discussing business.
Then it was time to head back to a local shopping
area where we had left Jonathan and Chelsea.
No sooner had I pulled into the shopping center when my right
eye became partially blind.
I know that sounds weird but that is what happens
for me before the headache hits.
I said, "Oh no, I'm getting a migraine!"
And then the words became harder to come
We found Chels and Jon and then it was decided that
I'd best stop at the nearby CVS for some Ibuprofen.
I tottered inside to get it and then gulped two
dry while waiting in the "forever" line to
I truly hoped the cashier didn't ask too many questions
because try as I might I couldn't come up with the word
I knew I would come off sounding drunk or something.
My words just go......with migraines.
As we drove up toward Lancaster
the thought processes became
I got just plain scared.
We stopped so Deanna could take over the wheel.
She drove straight to the hospital.
They got me back quickly for an evaluation.
At that point I told them it was 2012.
Wishful thinking, maybe.
But after seeing a doctor
he reassured me that it appeared to be a
and had the nurse give me IV medication
to ease the symptoms.
In the process, though I became very hot and agitated
and felt the need to get out of there.
I rang for the nurse and asked to leave.
She checked with the doctor and said that was fine
if I was feeling better.
At that point I was since the real headache had
yet to hit.
Thankfully we made it home and I got to bed before
the intense pain crashed in.
After some time I managed to get to sleep
and a very long nap took care of that pain.
This morning I have the "imprint" of the headache
up there but no crashing pain.
But it would seem that the worst
and the scariest has passed.
Do you get migraines?
Are they annoying or scary to you?