A Lost Weekend And Monday Songs

A song-list (video quality will vary) that says a whole lot more about me than anything to do with Mondays … except that it’s yet another rainy Monday …

8pm Friday night … I’m trundling along, minding my own business when I noticed a certain sparkle out of the corner of my eye. Turns out that was in the corner of my eye. That familiar and slightly nauseating ‘cracked glass’ vision distortion that is a migraine’s harbinger.

I do my usual, swallow a couple of pseudoephedrine so they take effect as the headache part of the migraine takes hold. If I’m lucky this’ll be a mild one. I’m not lucky.

I reschedule, cancel, and otherwise rearrange all plans for the weekend.

4am Saturday morning … I can finally lay down without feeling like I’m going to throw up.

7.30pm Saturday evening … I’m chatting with Mrs Widds when suddenly half of her face disappears in a soft blur of colour that is the harbinger of the ‘cracked glass’ effect.

Yes folks, we’re in a cluster. My personal best is five migraines in four days. I morbidly wonder if I’ll break my record.

More pseudoephedrine. I try to keep any pharmaceuticals down to a minimum. Decades of painkillers for my knees have taken their toll on my gizzards.

I break out the hot water-bottles. One on the back of my neck and one on either side of my head. This helps me relax my shoulders and head muscles that I squinch up into tight knots in a futile effort to subvert the crushing pain inside my skull.

4am Sunday morning … I can finally lay down without feeling like I’m going to throw up.

3pm Sunday afternoon … I surface long enough to eat a piece of toast and delicately sip a cup of tea, both of which stay in my stomach long enough to satisfy minimal blood-sugar requirements. Soon thereafter I crawl back into bed.

Weekend. Done. Now it’s Monday … and it’s still raining.

35 comments on “A Lost Weekend And Monday Songs

  1. Aargh. I used to get migraines when I was younger. Those preliminary visual disturbances are awful (well, the whole thing is awful). I still get those sometimes — glowing holes in whatever I’m looking at and weird zig-zaggy patterns — but I no longer get the headaches and nausea, just a wrung-out feeling afterward. One of the benefits of getting older.

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  2. Sue Vincent says:

    Gawd,,, there are few things worse… hope it has eased by now .

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  3. jenanita01 says:

    but has it finally gone? I really hope so, Widds, for I know how bad they can get!

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  4. That is clearly torture – as if you didn’t already have enough other sources of pain. I do hope it has subsided now.

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  5. quiall says:

    My migraines have never been that bad! My heart goes out to you. I use Zomig. One quick squirt up my nose and migraine averted. No two people are alike but if it is an option to try . . .

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  6. Olga Godim says:

    Poor you. My deepest sympathies. I hope you feel better now.

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  7. Suzanne says:

    Migrainnes are awful. I used to get 4 days ones but they have got a lot better since menopause. Chocolate and vintage cheese still bring them on if I over indulge. I hope yours passes soon.

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  8. tidalscribe says:

    That must be awful and it doesn’t sound as if medical research has come up with an explanation or a cure yet.

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  9. Scrum_Jet says:

    Sounds horrendous. My Dad had migraines and my sister gets a bad one about once a year, but I escaped inheriting them.

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  10. Jay says:

    Ooof, rough. I hope you are on the mend.

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  11. selizabryangmailcom says:

    I can’t imagine having migraines in my life as a regular thing. I had one–ONE–in NYC many years ago coming home from work on the subway. Sitting there planning to jump off the train the minute it stopped so I could vomit, at least, on the station floor and not in the train. Luckily, the vomit never came.
    But GOD…………!!!

    Man, oh, man. Glad you’re feeling better.

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  12. I hope the migraines are no more. Those light distortion things started happening 5 or 6 years ago, usually lasting 5 or 10 minutes. Fortunately no feelings of headaches or nausea, and they don’t come often. Knock on wood.

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  13. wordlywoman2 says:

    When I had my first migraine I was seventeen and pregnant. I didn’t know what it was, and I thought I was dying. Now I am eighty years old and I still get the occasional flashing lights, thankfully nowhere as severe as they were for most of my life. Seriously, I feel for you.

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