Thursday, April 03, 2008

Rainy Thursday Morning

The picture is from my run on Saturday. Right before I got the migraine.

I went to the doc yesterday and we reviewed my medical record. The last time I was treated for a migraine was in 1999. Well, I didn't realize that. I thought there was nothing that would help my migraines because there wasn't in 1999. I failed to realize that 9 years is a long time in medical science. Yesterday I was prescribed a medication (a vasoconstrictor) that you put on your tongue, it dissolves, and so does your migraine. After 5 days of misery, I was rid of the pain in about 20 minutes. Thank you Maxalt. And then I got a little bit mad about the $30. copay and the $30. prescription. But that's life, isn't it? Thank God I am rid of that headache and I have a little container in my purse with an emergency dosage of this drug. So, the days of my 3, 4, and 5 day migraines should be history.

It's snowing and raining this morning. The drive to church at 4:45 a.m. was beautiful. My church was beautiful in the rain/snow mix. It was beautiful to sit for an hour in perfect silence, and pray. I lit a candle for my daughter and prayed.

I am still feeling a bit fragile as a result of the headache. I am going to go back to bed now for an hour, and then I will go to work. I am so grateful to be able to do these things.

8 comments:

dAAve said...

Great news.

Banana Girl said...

Dear MC,
I am happy for your relief. Bet during the pain you wouldn't have complained about the copay or the cost. As an aside, I have to pay full price for my dogs prescriptions for his seizures. If I could classify him as my child which he is that would save us $910 per month. His stuff right now is in excess of $1100 per month. You are a lucky woman. And I have a very lucky dog.

Kathy Lynne said...

An hour of perfect silence for prayer!! That is where I am heading. Glad you found the relief. It's amazing what is out there and how long we suffer til we find it.

Bill said...

I'm glad the 21st century meds have helped!!!

Pam said...

OMG..you took action, and got your answer. I'm so happy to hear this little string bean.

Syd said...

Good to know that there is relief and that you have insurance. I often think about how many people don't have any insurance and can't afford doctors or prescriptions.

Zane-nawwaa said...

First thing I thought of when I saw all that brush was ALERGIES!
Good for you.

Scott W said...

Nice to hear you got relief.