Monday, June 6, 2011

It's My Party and I'll Cry If I Want To

Oh wait, I mean It's My Party and.....My Body will be Taken Over by a Debilitating Migraine Just as the Fun Starts.


After traveling from Kansas City to southwest Missouri, the birthday weekend Getawayers, consisting of my mom, my sis-in-law, and a sort of adopted sister, headed toward Bentonville, AR. I wished the approaching migraine away, kept hoping it might go away but the closer we got to the hotel and my very needed and highly anticipated weekend of fun, the sicker I felt (I wonder if it had to do with all the Caaaaake! I ingested the day before). I checked us in to the hotel, drug my suitcase to the room and promptly laid down on the nearest bed.

Dinner time: the Getawayers all agreed to go out for pizza. All I could think was No Food. So they left and I took a few pain relievers(okay a lot if pain relievers) and curled up in the fetal position under the covers. A couple of hours later, when the Getawayers returned, I felt less like I was going to explode and more just plain bummed out.

Pool time: "Let's go to the pool/hot tub!"  I had been looking forward to the hot tub for weeks so part of me wanted to shout Yeah!!!! And the other part of me wanted to plead,Yes please leave. Too. Much. Noise. Stop sounding so....jovial." 

Luckily, after a night of comatose-like sleep,  I woke up feeling mostly normal and was able to enjoy the rest of the weekend hiking with my people.  Migraines are horrible but they make me really appreciate life and remind me to be thankful for and take advantage of the moments when I feel well. 

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