It takes a lot to stop me in my tracks. And thankfully, migraines don’t affect me on a daily basis. But they do catch up to me every so often. I have learned what can lead to a migraine, and I have learned how to cope. Besides that, there’s not much I can do. And when one happens, I am so thankful that The Boy is of an age to take care of himself for the most part. It isn’t an ideal day when mom is dead to the world and incapable of functioning, but he can feed himself and occupy himself, even if his teeth don’t get brushed.
I had a migraine yesterday, and it started as day four of a tension headache. But I knew this one was different because it became centered on my left side, and there was absolutely nothing I could do to ease the pain. I slept most of the day.
I’ve said it before – being ill and having to provide for others is one of the worst parts about being a single parent. Migraines are a lot worse than just “bad headaches”.
I know there are lots of others who don’t have it as easy as I do. If you know someone who gets migraines, make sure to ask them in advance how you can help. Can you take the kids for a bit, make sure they eat? Do some laundry? Come over and make sure the house stays quiet for awhile? Every little bit helps, and we have to take care of each other!