While Buddy' uses the combination of healing paws and tummy rubs to bring about healing:
The cats love that I've been spending most of my time horizontal. I can't do anything that requires sight or head movements, but I can love on the kitties who visit me when I'm down. I'm very grateful for compassionate, loving kitties!
I have medications that work wonders for the actual migraine pain, but lately, it's been the pre-migraine nausea that's killing me. I get crazy sensitive to motion and light which leaves me in a perpetual state of nausea (like never ending motion sickness). I went to the walk-in clinic today hoping they might have some kind of anti-nausea magic pill. The compassionate doc gave me two medications to try. The first did nothing for the nausea but knocked me out with drowsiness. The second dialed back the nausea within minutes - it was like magic! Of course the one that works requires special prior-authorization from insurance before they can give me a full month's supply - hopefully that won't be a problem. I'm grateful to have this break from the nausea hell, even when I know it's a short one.
I had 10 days of non-stop nausea hell right before I went on a work trip to Tennessee. I almost cancelled the trip because of how awful I felt, but last minute decided to try. The first morning I woke in Tennessee, I was nausea free, I felt human again! That lasted until my return to the Pacific Northwest. The day after returning, the nausea came right back where it had left off. I'm wondering if it's some kind of weird environmental allergy to a local mold or something, I keep thinking through what was different about my time in TN. One thing is that I was without cats in Tennessee, gosh that would be awful if I learned cats triggered my migraines. Before I go too far with that crazy thought, I'll wait and see what the allergy testing reveals. I'm scheduled for testing on Friday morning.
A few pics from my recent Tennessee experience:
Be well and enjoy this moment.