Friday, September 21, 2007

Friday 55 & Da Count

The beast gripped her skull in its claws. She felt each claw pierce her skin, muscles, and bone as the wretched creature peeled back each layer seeking her brain. One inhumane hand pinned her head, the other tore at the flesh. Finally the beast sank its fangs deep and began its slow feast.
Another fucking migraine.

Ok, forgive me because I have a litany of complaints before I do any counting of the good stuff I have in life. Migraines make my nasty side come out. So in no particular order.

1. Sixth grade teachers who have a behavior management plan more appropriate for prisons. Isaac is a good kid who avoids trouble and who is already his own worst critic. This is only going to crush his spirit.

2. Nine migraine pills costing $230 dollars. Fucking criminal if you ask me. Would you like to buy groceries this week or would you like to be a functional human being?

3. Trying to take a shower and having the entire shower head assembly fall off the wall due to the pipe snapping off inside the wall. Oh joy. Did I mention that whoever built this house didn't include an access panel for the bathroom plumbing?

4. Little League coaches who can't seem to give us a damned practice schedule. They just call with less than 24 hours notice to say we are having practice. Oh, and they are not the great coaches we had in the Spring, the ones who help the kids develop skills and build them up and want the game to be fun. No, these are the gorillas dripping in testosterone who belittle the kids when they make mistakes and suck ever ounce of joy from the game. Jackasses.

5. Being laid out flat but this damned migraine after I thought I had it licked.

I could go on but I am supposed to be counting this week so again, in no particular order...

1. A friend who listened to my concerns for Isaac this year and gave me a pep talk to help me continue being Isaac's cheerleader. (Isaac tends to get really stuck in the negative thinking and can be hard to pull out of it.)

2. I'm going to go to the chiropractor today and have this wretched headache dealt the death knell. It won't make it go away immediately but it will take the edge off and will at least make things go in the right direction. I'm also glad that this thing didn't hit me on Saturday or I'd be in misery until Monday.

3. During the window I thought I had the headache beaten I told Diana and Calypso they could have a friend sleep over last night. THEN the beast came roaring back to eat through my skull. Fortunately my girls and their friend are kids I can trust not to flatten the house. I just asked them to please inhabit the den and keep things to a dull roar so I could sleep. They did that and I hit the sack at 8 PM. Bless them all.

4. Mr. Lime bought Chinese food so I was not required to function well enough to cook dinner.

Wish me luck, I have Little League practice at 5:30 and girls to get to marching band and football right around the same time. Hopefully by then I feel human again.

35 comments:

MONA said...

OMG! I am so sorry to hear that! I hope you are feeling better!

Migraine ridden brain has indeed churned out an excellent 55! You deserve an award for this.

The cost of the medicine could give you another headache!

Hypersonic said...

Poor Michelle. Well luck and I hope the chiropractor goes well. The LL coaches re buttheads.

S said...

Now that is one mighty descriptively painful HNT.
Seriously girl, my head hurts after just reading it.

LOL That so sounds like im insulting you....

Feel better missy, and thank you for playing today!

lecram said...

Must be the week for afflictions and inflictions... yet you counted. :) I'll race you to the "get better line". Cheers!

Top cat said...

awwww sweetie lime, I will rub it with cat spit and you'll be better in no time..here limey limey.lol
Hugs
tc
a bit off topic but relative, isn't it funny how kids can hang nooses from a tree and only get 3 days suspension and someone else take a finger nail clipper to school or pop some tylenol and get at least a week..strange indeed.

Bsoholic said...

Wow, that is one helluva description for a migraine. O_O

Yikes! I hope you get to feeling better soon.

Flash said...

After that 55, I am so grateful i don't get migraines.

You made me afraid of them!

and $230 bucks for 9 pills? Damn....

Charles said...

Despite your headache, your brain was working fine. Great 55.
Now my suggestions:
1. Find a better doctor
2. Find a cheaper pharmacy
3. Stay away from Chinese, MSG is known to be bad for migraines
4. Change Isaac's teacher
5. Get the coaches changed or pull him out, before they can do irreparable damage.

I certainly hope you feel better.

barman said...

Oh my I know that feeling. I used to have headaches in the back of my neck. Once they took hold it was hard to get rid of them. I would guess, from your description, they were about a 4 or a 5 compared to what you went through. It completely put me out of it. I had to fin a quiet, dark place to rest or try to sleep. I feel for you.

I do love the 55, oh so descriptive. Hope you are doing a little better and, did you say Marching Band? WOO HOO! Oh, sorry... woo hoo.

Keyser Soze said...

Sorry you aren't feeling well and are having issues. Sounds like you're dealing with them as best you can. That's all anyone can ask, Hang in there kid. Love ya!

Cooper said...

A migraine prone friend of mine said they are using botox now applied directly to the nervess/muscles causing the issue.

It's either that or more jungle sex....takes yer pick.

Cooper said...

Oh...and having grown up in the trauma that is Little League, some coaches are kewl and some are just living their failed pathetic dreams vicariously through the kids - these are coaches are called jerk-offs.

Boysenberry said...

Bloody migraines... don't get them but I know more than enough ppl that do...

Hope it all went well with the various practices.

RennyBA said...

Sorry to hear that you suffer that much from migraine these days! So of course I wish you luck and hope you'll soon feel human!
Have a great weekend Lime!

James Goodman said...

Oh, sorry to hear about the migraine, Lime. I hope your back to human soon.

~Tim said...

Feel better sooner!

M said...

My heart and head go out to you! I had a migraine on Tuesday of this week. And yes, the price of prescriptions is criminal. Because if an insurance company pays for the medicine, they pay less than half what the individual pays and the rest is a write off. Seriously, some medical billing practices are legalized racketeering.

Ok...anyway....shouldn't be ranting on a Friday "da count" post....

Hope your weekend goes well and your headache goes away...and you can return to your regularly scheduled happy happy joy joy life!

Toadee said...

I've never really understood Migraine, until now.

wonderful writing.

BTExpress said...

I have a theory that migraines are caused by a hormonal build up. The only cure is sex. Try it and you'll see I'm right. Saves $230 too.

I coached Little League until the other coaches got crazy like yours have. I couldn't deal with their tantrums.

airplanejayne said...

sorry you are not well.

am sending chainsaw in the mail to you.

this should solve all your problems....

Pauline said...

Hope your head feels better, you have my total sympathy, migraines drive me crazy at times but at least painkillers are a darned sight cheaper over here.
I'm sure once your migraine subsides you'll be able to cope better with everything else.

KFarmer said...

I hope you are feeling much better today :)

TLP said...

So sorry about the migraine. I don't have that problem, but I've heard enough about them to know that they are terrible.

On the cost of the pills: we need national health care.

Breazy said...

I am so sorry to hear that you have a migraine, you would think with all of the technology we have at our fingertips that some genius would figure out what causes them and find a solution without the patient drugging up.

I hope you feel better soon!

xoxo

The Zombieslayer said...

I've had a migraine once in my life and wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. It SUCKED!

As for Isaac, sounds like I need to do another rant about schools today and overreacting to EVERYTHING.

snowelf said...

I thought your 55 was going to be about zombies!!

I have had one migraine and it was wretched, so I have a healthy respect for them, as they knock the crap out of my mom as well. I have been very fortunate to only have had the one. And the medicine is ridiculously expensive!

But bless your kids and Mr. Lime for letting you sleep!! They are angels.

Hope you feel like yourself again soon.

--snow

Palm Springs Savant said...

Lime- yikes-o-rama. I have had a massive headache for 10 days, but mainly due to stress and a knotted neck and back. I had to get two 90 minute massages to work it out. Migraines are even worse so I feel for you. I know its not funny really, but that shower head thing was kind of amusing...I can relate.

Paul Champagne said...

Migrane plus Marching Band Practice equals ....

I feel so sorry for you.

Margaret said...

My daughter swears that her gymnastics coaches are bi-polar. Still, not too many people are eager to spend that much time with pre-teen and teenage kids. I don't know that you could pay me enough! Hope the head is better. (that's an awful price for relief)

Snow White said...

I've never suffered from migraines, but my mom does, and from what she's said, your 55 is right on. Hope you're feeling better today!

Beach Bum said...

Coming in late on this but I hope you are feeling better. And I completely agree with what Top Cat wrote.

G-Man said...

Michelle..
I'm so sorry sweetie..
You need Chocolate!!!
xoxoxox

cindra said...

Oh, darlin'...I hope that you are feeling better by the time I write this (I am finally able to comment on blogger!!!)

Here's a cup of tea, and a hug, and a warm pillow. And a kiss on your forehead...mwah.

Cosima said...

Crossing my thumbs that the visit to the chiropractor will bring results!

::Hugs::

tsduff said...

For one suffering from a migraine, you are a super woman! Did the catspit work?