Yep, it's Monday and I totally lost the weekend due to a ridiculously bad migraine after a bad choice for Friday's dinner.
In my twenties I developed allergies that caused THE worst migraines, of course I didn't know it was allergies and the doctor wasn't too helpful, just kept giving me meds for when I had a migraine....no preventative. It got to a point where if I didn't have a migraine I was knocked out from the meds. And if I had a migraine I could throw up for eight hours straight and would lose my balance so much I would have to crawl around on all fours getting to my dark and quiet room.
I was so sick of being sick I did some research...before the internet...so not easy research. I found that tiny veins and thick blood contributed to migraines...made sense to me and I knew I had both so I asked my doctor for a blood thinner and YAY....it worked. The next step was to find out if it was possible to thin my blood naturally and what I was allergic to. A painful process because I had to get migraines to find out what caused them....a food diary was used and I discovered aged cheese was a major trigger for me.
Red wine, chocolate and stress added to it and if I had all four in the same day I was guaranteed a migraine.
So...I quit cheese, cut down on red wine and chocolate and tried to manage my stress better. It worked and the migraines became a twice yearly thing.
So....on Friday my bad choice for dinner was a five cheese pizza!
I've gradaully been able to bring cheese back into my diet, in small amounts, but obviously the five cheeses were overkill. Somehow we need to learn the same lesson every now and again....I certainly learned mine as I told God many times while I had my arms wrapped around and my head down the toilet.
Of course, there's not much that stops me beading....I managed to create my Blue Danube bangle on Friday before the migraine set in and last night I worked out the kinks of an idea I'd had for a beautiful lampwork spiral I bought from Lea Avroch. That's in progress not to be shown until it's finished and has a working title of "Screwed"....which coincidentally was how I felt over the weekend :)
So, it's Monday...I'll be playing catch-up all day while still somewhat fragile, due in part to not being able to really stomach food yet. But I'm on the recovery road and the silver lining is I may just lose a few pounds.