Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Up and Down Week

This has been such an up and down week. So far, I've been doing pretty good with the elimination diet although you wouldn't be able to tell by the reduction in Migraines yet. I think the first week can be very tough on many levels.

I can tell it is already helping; not by the reduction of Migraines since that hasn't happened as this has been an unavoidable trigger week, but I realized that my face was only numb one day this week. That is a great improvement and something I suspect is from food. Whenever I start craving other foods, I have to focus on my goal. I want less Migraines and if I have more food triggers, I need to find them. For me, this is the best way to find them.

This has also been a fun filled week - both good and not so good. Here is a list of some of the things from this week:

> I was approved for my IFMLA. I have to say, my doctor is really smarter than me especially when it came to filling out the health care certification form. She didn't put down a certain number of days per week or month. She put down an estimated number of episodes per month with up to a specified number of days per episode. I thought that was brilliant. My company's leave department accepted this along with a six month recertification period!

> We were told that they are selling the building I work in. We don't know where we will be moving yet, but we should be moving within the year. I have no guarantees about my light accommodations right now either. This is what makes me the most nervous as it has been the biggest savior to me.

> My desktop at work crashed.

> Someone on our team was carted away by ambulance this week. She's fine and actually came back to work the next day.

> This was an extremely busy short week at work. It seems this week we needed to cram in five days of work into the four days we were there because of the holiday.

> I babysat for two nieces/two nephews at the beginning of this week and then another two nieces at the end of the week. I've gotten into showing up with those silly bands on my wrist and then let them choose whatever ones they want until they are all gone. That seems to start the night off right.

To start cutting back, I decided I would not drive to my son's football game which was played a few states and quite a few hours away. I really don't like missing his games, but I didn't think I should be driving there at that time. He was better with this decision than I was which made it easier.

With the impending move to an unknown building with unknown lighting and other surrounding triggers, I am real happy to have the IFMLA. I keep flashing back to a horrible multiday client visit I had a while back where I was under these lights that were just awful. By the time I left there, I had a multiday mega-Migraine which was tough to beat. I can't go through that everyday.

I am hoping this next week will get a little better. I feel the harder I am trying at work right now, the more I am falling behind. Sometimes I think if I cut back more that I may actually get more done than I am now. I just need to get over a couple of hurdles. I will get through this. I have to...

PS - I was set to post this last Sunday. Can you believe my laptop crashed too?!?!



WinnyNinny PooPoo said...

Wonderful news about the FMLA. Hoping that the new office will be modifiable for your migraines!

Jamie Valendy said...

It sounds like you've been busy. Give yourself the time to rest and celebrate the little things, and try to let go of those nagging worries. I know it's easier said than done. I will keep you in my prayers. Blessings.

MigrainePuppet said...

Winny - I am happy about the FMLA especially with our impending move. I am real concerned about continuing with lighting accommodations, but I will keep the faith.

MigrainePuppet said...

Jamie - It has been very busy. I'm glad I started my eDiet when I did because I don't think I would feel as well as I do if I hadn't. I'm trying to step back more. I need to.