Friday, December 24, 2010

Don't forget the Unavoidable

I know I overdid it a little on cookie weekend and still think I would have been alright, but there is one big thing I always seem to forget about. I have to leave room for the triggers I can't avoid.

Even if last weekend was not so busy, I would have been hit by this unavoidable trigger, but I don't think I would have been hit as hard as I was since I was a little more worn down than usual. My arsenal of medications probably would have worked a little better than they did too.

In someways, Migraine disease can remind me of when I was pregnant. I always had to know to stop things before I became tired. If I waited until it was too late, I'd be worn out for even longer than normal. I was tired after cookie weekend and didn't think too much of it until after the unavoidable trigger hit.

I left work early on Tuesday and ended up taking a new medication. I don't know if that is part of the reason I was off the remainder of the week, but I know I will need to try it another time to see how I react to it again. This is another very frustrating part of Migraine disease. We are constantly performing these experiments on ourselves. This testing could be with new medications, foods or just about anything. It 'simply' takes time and patience before we find whats right for us.

I now have a whole year to figure out what to do about next year's cookie weekend. There should be some difference that I won't have to worry about like I will not be in this phase of the elimination diet and will not need to go food shopping because of that. I don't typically go food shopping on cookie weekend, but needed to this year because I have to cook fresh foods for the elimination diet as I continue to delve through different foods.

I am open to any new ideas for what to do next year. I will still need to bake the cookies in one weekend and will be using my dough mixer again which was super helpful. I will not go food shopping, cook anything else and I will nap again. I can't get as worn down as I did this year. Do you have any suggestions about what to do next year?

Take it easy during the holidays. Try not to overdo it and leave room in case you run into some of your unavoidable triggers. I hope you have a happy and healthy holiday season.



steph said...

Make the dough ahead of time and freeze it until cookie weekend? Do you have a chair you can use while prepping? I've heard of people using these sort-of squishy floor mats in the kitchen, to alleviate bodily stress from all the standing.

These are all ideas I come up with AFTER I'm done with my baking, of course. :) It's hard on me, too, but I really love feeding people!

MigrainePuppet said...

Those are great ideas! I think it would help to spread out the making of the dough. I do have a chair, but I don't think I use it very often. I'll have to work on that and look at different squishy floor mats. That's the advantage of having a whole year to look for different things I may need. Thank you Steph!

WinnyNinny PooPoo said...

MP: You might enlist a few helpers too, to do a little more than their normal assistance.

It's hard to change a tradition!!!

Have a great holiday!

MigrainePuppet said...

You are so right. I'm sure they would be more than willing to help if I asked. Have a great holiday too!