Saturday, January 13, 2018

The Silver Lining

I am very blessed. Don’t ever believe me if I say different. But aging has increasing irritants, perhaps especially since my mother's passing drew my attention to mortality.

For one thing (two, I guess), the hair on top of my head is thinning while strays on my chin are multiplying. They’re light colored, at least, but that also makes them harder to spot until long enough to darn near braid. ~sigh~ And the few measly pounds shifted around from weight lifting have left a wattle under my chin.

My reading glasses need replaced, too. With true fine print I’m better off without them, label pressed near my nose. I’m wearing them as I type, though, since the prescription works better than what my driving glasses have. At least both are adequate for that task.

Yesterday I developed a rare headache which was written off to said glasses. Going from reading in bed for an hour to the computer for several more has consequences, after all. Then I realized it was more than that when my laptop screen got really dark at the bottom, staying bright on top so it was bifurcated.

The light show indicated I was suffering a migraine, albeit a minor one. Thankfully I can say this pain and sensitivity didn’t send me diving under the bedcovers with a pillow over my head and bandana like a tourniquet in a crazed effort to ease that throbbing left temple. Perhaps foolish, I turned down the brightness of my screen and continued writing. Another blessing is they were never frequent, unlike what some folks I’ve known have endured.

My software teacher years ago spoke of driving to work sometimes and not recalling how he’d gotten there, migraines outnumbering his sick days. A former coworker went so far as to get medication she could inject into her leg. Considering them, another thought occurred to me.

Besides being lucky to have survived young adulthood (some of my youthful stunts are legendary acts of stupidity), nearing middle age saw a decrease in all types of headaches. I just needed to wait this one out. Ultimately, a couple of naproxen sodium tablets before an early dinner helped.

The Protagonist in This Dark, Delightful Flick Knew PAIN
How are you feeling today? Have you seen the movie "Pi"?

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8 comments:

  1. No I have not seen that movie....as for how I feel~ better than yesterday! That is always a plus. As for migraines, mine started in my 20's, in my 30's and early 40's they became HORRIBLE. Today, thank goodness, I don't suffer that much from them. They can mess with your whole day and sometimes days that follow. Hoping you are better today. I had to laugh at your blog today about the chin hairs. I just plucked on a few mins ago! Like you said, hair on head thinning, hair on chin growing like mad and the hairs on my legs have thinned out also! You rock and you should be really proud of yourself for the weights and working out! That is awesome!

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    1. You have the most amazing attitude, especially with all that you suffer from fibro these days. I hope you feel better still today. ~hugs~ Thanks for the kind words!

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  2. In reply to your comment about drugs.....I have an addicting personality and I figure I would become one also if I ever started taking pain meds for this crap! haha.....right now, I am back to being addicted to my sugarless popsicles!

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    1. Wow. You're very wise. Enjoy your popsicles. But don't get too cold eating them!

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  3. Sorry about your migraine, that sounds awful. I know what you mean about chin hairs except mine are dark :( I check for them and don't see any then all of a sudden there is one an inch long. I haven't seen that movie.

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    1. Thanks! It got better rather fast, I'm happy to say. Stupid biology, huh? Be well!

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  4. Growing older is not for the weak ;)

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    1. Excellent comment! You made me smile. Be well!

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