I’ve not posted much about anything going on in my every day life recently. Mostly, because it’s the same day in and day out. Thrilling, huh!
Though something came up and I feel the need to unload. See, I have an issue. An issue with people who misuse the word migraine. You see, I’m a migraine sufferer unfortunately. I don’t get them as often as I used to. Which I’m grateful for. But they’re still a charming occurence in my life. Friday morning I woke up with one mother of a migraine, which has crept into my weekend. Which I am of course, eternally grateful for. (You get the sarcasm there, right? It’s so hard to get sarcasm across on the Interwebs!)
Thing is I hear the word migraine thrown around so much. If you can sit at a bloody computer or watch TV and complain about having a migraine, you haven’t got a migraine, you’ve just got a very bad headache! Which I can sympathise with, but it’s not a bloody migraine.
Migraines for me consist of crushing, throbbing pain on the entire right side of my head. Not just the top of my head, but around my eye socked, jaw, nose, the lot. It hurts. Then I also get the fantastic ability of being unable to move my head without making the entire world spin and shift about causing whatever I ate wanting to make a quick, sharp exit from my mouth. It’s charming. Then there’s my eyes. My usual perfect vision is all gone and I’m left feeling like Mr. Magoo. Only less funny. More angry. Like if you cross The Hulk and Mr. Magoo.
All I’m left with is lying flat on my back, in my bedroom just waiting for everything to subside to a point where I feel more human. It does, but like I said with my latest one, it sticks with me for a few days. I feel drained and it’s just not a very nice experience at all.
I always find it hard to tell work that it’s a migraine that’s stopping me from getting to work. Or letting friends know that I just can’t go out with them. I’m scared that people just won’t understand. Unless they’ve experienced one too. I’m not saying we’re in a secret club, but don’t be dismissive when someone says they have a migraine. Also, don’t just use the word migraine when that’s not actually what you have.
I guess this could go in my “rant” folder or maybe even “public service announcement”. If you have a bad headache, you have just that. Migraines are NOT bad headaches. That’s just one of their symptoms! So please people, remember this. I’ll be eternally grateful! And so will all the other migraine sufferers out there.