15 March 2012

It's Not You. It's Me.

And my uncooperative head.

Remember how last week I wrote about how things don't always go as planned? Well, this week was worse. Much worse.

I've suffered from migraines since I was in college, related to allergies. Last Friday I had a migraine, in the normal spot, with the normal symptoms.

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And then the real trouble began. Since then I've had what seems to be another migraine, or rather, an increased migraine, in a new spot, with all new symptoms. My normal pain medicine is not working, and yet the doctors have no other explanation.

I don't really like to talk about personal issues, especially regarding pain or illness. I am of the opinion that if you have to tell everyone how sick you are or how much pain you are in, well, then you probably aren't. But let's just say I can handle pain, and this was unlike anything I've ever experienced. Unlike three natural childbirths. Unlike previous migraines. Unlike hernia repair. And on and on.

And here's the rub: I talk about simplifying, about all things natural, so we can spend our time living. This past week, I could hardly function. There was no room for anything more. Not even a blog.

So, friends,  I'm slowly getting back to living. There are some big changes coming up, personally and here in my bloggy home. I have a lot to do to get ready for these changes. But not tonight. Tonight, I rest and heal. I pray that soon I will be able to do more than simply function.


  1. Tracey, I join you in prayer. Also, if there is any way I can help in a more physical way, please let me know. Be well. Soon.

  2. How awful. I do hope you feel better very soon. Rest up.

  3. Sending prayers of love and healing. Darlene

  4. Thinking of you and sending prayers your way.

  5. Sorry to here. Have you tried massage for your migraines. I have found both personally and as an LMT that no matter what the cause is massage can greatly relieve a migraine.

  6. I have had quite a bit of luck with accupressure, I do on myself, for migraines...

  7. I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing so much pain. It is hard to juggle so many things when we are feeling fine. Is this your first spring in the NL? Maybe new stuff? Some try essential oils or acupuncture. Hope you are well soon and find a good remedy.