If we were having coffee, you’d be asking why I wasn’t drinking any, and why I haven’t posted much recently. I would tell you I’ve been felled by a series of cluster headaches over the last ten days which have come out of nowhere after me being in remission for AGES.
You would ask what a cluster headache is. For those of you who understand migraines, it’s a migraine of Hulk proportions. Mine show up on the left side of my head, with a continual stabbing pain behind my left eyeball. My pupil dilates and contracts to cope. I’m swamped in waves of nausea and hot flushes. Sexy! And if you’re lucky, you can have 8 or 10 of these a day!
I would tell you about the other day when, in desperate need of relief, I took a muscle relaxant. Bad move. It felt wonderful to have the edge of pain dulled, but the raw agony in my stomach was payback. I’ve been through another battery of tests yesterday and hopefully, I will have a more sensible idea of causes soon! Coeliac disease is on the table. As they say in Danish, den tid, den sorg. Directly translated, it means that time, that sorrow. Or, prance over that bridge later.
On a really positive note, I went for an interview yesterday – to work at a magazine! It was brilliant. They read my blog. They like the content. They liked my business experience. It felt like a great fit and I hope they think so, too! I was incredibly grateful I found some hidden well of strength to power through the throbbing eyeball-nausea-sweats. I wanted this opportunity SO much, I couldn’t bear the thought of trying to reschedule. Mind over effing matter.
I even managed to sit through Spooks (the movie) last night. Seriously, Jon Snow from Game of Thrones as a spy? What headache?! Drool. In fact, I might research therapy which includes looking at images of pretty stuff. Like Jon Snow. Hmmmmmmm.
(This post has been edited: my Breton Bestie wanted to know if the Jon Snow therapy is only for migraine/cluster sufferers. I said no. I think it is an excellent preventative measure as well! 🙂 )