Six bales

I’ve been ill [grabs your hand dramatically from her bed]. When I last wrote you, I had a migraine, so if I had the personality of a thousand suns, that’s why. I had taken one of my pills, hoping it’d go away while I wrote, but it turns out it was the third-worst migraine I’ve ever had, and lasted two days. It was feat. my best friend, nausea, and eventually I had a panic attack because the pain would not relent so in general it’s been a relaxing week. Just like a spa getaway.

You know what I’d love to do one day? Is one of those trips to a spa for days on end. Oh, that would be my ultimate. My most ut, as Rosie the Robot would say. I wonder what my references would be like had I not been allowed TV in my childhood.

Anyway, sometime yesterday the pain finally went away. There’s almost a euphoria when a bad migraine subsides, albeit a euphoria that’s packed under 6 bales of cotton. Because you are also cloudy and dizzy and generally out of it.

This whole time I’ve been writing you, Forest Lawn has walked across me, back and forth like he’s picketing. He’s purring and swishing his tail and touching me with his nose and being silky. Oh, what a good little cemetery cat he is. Milhous does not share my sentiment.

Anyway, since I was feeling better, I decided to go ahead with my trainer appointment at 6:30 last night, then afterward I took a walk with my neighbor, R, and then I decided I was famished so I made curried chicken or chicken curry or however you say it, and my post is I did too much and afterward felt decidedly peaked.

I should note that the biggest lesson here is that anything with coconut milk involved, I’m down for.

I have to go. I missed two days of work and I have to go see what nightmare pileup of work awaits me.

Headily,
Juan

P.S. Obligatory kitten shot.

P.P.S. Obligatory Edsel-and-kitten shot.

37 thoughts on “Six bales

  1. I’m grateful the pain finally left you. I would be terrified, too.

    Thanks for the obligatory pictures. They just get better and better.

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  2. If my 17-year-old was not allergic to cats, I would drive to Greensboro for that black kitty. Given how I feel about my 17-year-old right now, I am half tempted to kick him out of the house for Forest. That fluffy tail and his paws…..

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  3. I know that post-migraine euphoria. I’d be ok to never know it.

    Hope you have many days before your next one!

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  4. Glad you are recovering. Ima saying it again… that kitten is one of the cutest I have ever seen. Don’t push yourself too hard

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  5. I call it a migraine hangover. Euphoric, because no more migraine…but, well, still shaky like a newborn kitty. Good luck. After day three I usually end up in emergency. I understand how you were feeling.

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  6. One of the reasons I don’t get any kind of meal plan delivered or eat much prepared food is because the spices and sauces often have hidden migraine triggers – some form of MSG, maltodextrin, etc. I hate to be “that person” but have the migraines been worse since you started getting Hello Fresh? Or, on a slightly cheerier note, since my hormones have finally settled down (or zeroed out, whatever) after “the change,” my migraines have improved as well. Hope something makes them back off for you soon.

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  7. Milhous does not share my sentiment. That made me laugh out loud. That little kitty is beautiful. I’m so glad you are feeling better. I’ve never had a migraine, but my husband used to have them, usually in October and April. He would end up in the ER for high-powered drugs in an IV for the nausea, dehydration and pain.

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  8. So sorry you had such a horrible migraine and panic attack. Hope you will soon be able to fight your way out from under the bales of cotton.

    It appears that Edsel is overcoming his fear of Forest Lawn or is that an illusion?

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  9. I adopted my Maine Coon back in the days when I still had horrific headaches and cramps every month. He’d walk up and down my back and then lay down. I’d fall asleep with a perfectly positioned warm purring cat on my back. There’s no back massage that can equal the kitty method. But he is so big and heavy now, I can’t even flip him off. I’m glad Forest is such a good helper and that Edz likes him.

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  10. Dear work, When you overload June , you lose her for two days or so. I don’t think it would be worth it. She is human and therefore has a limit. We love you work. But we love our June .

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  11. So glad you area better June. I’ve had bad headaches that make me throw up but don’t know that I’ve ever had a migraine. Thank you for taking such cute pictures even when feeling bad. Whomever ends up with Forrest will have a sweet and beautiful cat.

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  12. I’m glad you’re through that one. I’m so sorry to hear about it. Gawd, they are awful. Thank you for the obligatory kitten and kitten/dog picture.

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  13. Having a spa day would be a punishment for me. I would pay to get out of it. I love manicures & pedicures, but you can have the rest of the massage stuff. Blech!
    I hope you accidentally keep Forrest. He’s perfect!

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  14. I’m sorry you were so down and out and for so long it scared you. Glad you’re feeling better today, if not yet great. Hopefully Forrest the Kitten Head and Edz the Toof will be good for you today, and work will just be what it is.

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  15. I’m glad you’re feeling better today. Migraines are a bitch. I believe adorable, big-eyed Forest was part of the cure for you. Love the picture of him and Edsel.

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  16. Knock on wood, I haven’t had a migraine in years (no idea why) but I remember the pain, tunnel vision, smells, nausea and panic. Then when it the headache was over, I had no short-term memory. It would take hours, sometimes days, for that to come back. Fortunately it always did, but that was just one more thing adding to the stress. I didn’t get them often, but they were doozies. People who say, “Oh I have a migraine,” and yet are able to continue on with their day DO NOT HAVE A MIGRAINE.
    Glad you are feeling better. I think Forest and his magical ear floofs helped. “Take two kittens and call me in the morning.”

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  17. Lovely post, Coot.
    Prolonged migraines are the worst. I had one last 5 days. Five days of vacation spent in bed puking and dying. The day we were to leave it was gone.
    Also and too that kitty is so sweet. Little Forrest was sent to make you feel better.
    Have a wonderful day.

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  18. I’m glad your hurty head is better. You are lucky to have pet therapy on the daily. That makes everything better!
    I had a headache (not a migraine though) yesterday from the barometer dropping ahead of the hurricane. It stayed well east of here, so nary a drop of rain, but oh, poor Louisiana.
    I’m going to be joining you in the Swamped by Work Club. It will be fever pitch (pitched?) for the next four weeks, then sliiiightly less feverish for the following four, then I can breathe. We’ll get through it.

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  19. Oh—that after migraine thing scares me. Not as much as the actual migraine, but I always have a major depressive episode after they end.

    I’m glad you’re headed toward feeling better!!

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  20. How do you always end up with the most beautiful cats??
    My sister gets migraines and one time it was so bad she she started to panic and the only thing that calmed her down was someone rubbing her feet. Guess who got that job? 😳

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  21. Glad you are feeling better. And, Oh my God, that kitten is the cutest! The good looking guy who took the Siamese kitten should take him. What beautiful pictures they would make!

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    1. Excellent idea Cheryl. They would make a lovely color combo! Think of all the ear fluffs between them.

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