As of 2/1/09, my weight was 176.0. I did two hours of yard work that day, to kick off my month of exercise – or so I thought.
I have migraines. I’ve had them for about 10 years. I’d say they’re a mild to moderate problem for me; I’ve known people that have had many more problems with them than I do. I can go for a couple of weeks without having one, and when I do get one, it’s usually not bad, and one Imitrex will take care of it.
The most common trigger for my headaches is changes in the weather. Every time a cold front comes through in the winter, I can almost guarantee a migraine. I had mild headaches Friday and Saturday evenings, and one Imitrex solved each of them. Sunday, during the day and evening, I felt fine. There was rain predicted for Monday, as a low pressure system approached from the west and a cold front from the north, but I thought I’d dodged the bullet.
Ha ha ha.
I woke up at 2:00 am Monday morning with a pretty bad headache. I should have taken another Imitrex, but I didn’t. You’re only supposed to take two per week, and my insurance company won’t refill the prescription any more than that. So I get 9 Imitrex tablets per month, and I kind of have to save them. I have a pain killer prescription too, so I took that instead and went back to sleep.
I woke up at 7:00 and was still groggy from the pain killer, and still had a little headache. I really didn’t feel well at all, so I called in to work and let them know I was taking a sick day. It’s a good thing I did. I was hungry so I ate breakfast – and about an hour later, threw it back up. Ugh. The nausea stuck around for the rest of the day. I tried to eat some crackers and ginger ale later in the day, and that didn’t stay down either. I managed to eat some dry toast last night and keep it down.
This morning I don’t have a headache, but I’m not hungry, and I’m afraid to eat. I also feel kind of weak from not having eaten much yesterday.
Anyway, all this is to say – my February exercise has already gotten off the rails. I couldn’t even consider it yesterday, and I’m not sure I should try it today. Maybe this evening, if I’m feeling better.
It seems like every time I have a plan to start something, it gets fouled up like this. Grrrr.