knitnana: Back From the Edge of the World...

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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Back From the Edge of the World...

Tuesday, right?
It's been a rough week. Sunday was quarterly reports and financials for my client, and by the end of the night, I could tell there was a headache around the edges...Monday dawned in full-blown migraine -I think - after all, I really am beyond those "hormone induced" headaches, at least I should be. Well, there was total intolerance to light and sound, and this time, with the aura came spinning pinwheels of light - normally they just appear with an "eye migraine" with no pain, but THIS time...searing blinding pain and silvery pinwheels. The day was spent in as much darkness as possible, but a short trip to the vet was required, and the screaming cat (one under treatment, not my own) just about brought me to my knees.

Home again, and knitting could take place with bamboo needles - my lovely Addis flash in the reflected light. But only a gartered row, perhaps two.

By evening, the pain was less, the stomach roiling. I went to bed, with enough meds to bring a horse down.

When I woke, the unsettled tummy and disorientated, exhausted self that I was insisted the only option was one more day away from human contacts.

And now tonight, still exhausted, I'd come to realize that my bloglanders have thought I'd disappeared.

Fear not. Tho' my website is again malfunctioning from a darling daughter too intent upon making her mother look as if she's really in the 21st century (when she readily admits herself that I'm not), has been caught by a software that's not working well with our hosting company, and then the programmer herself is under the gun, trying to move, keep a job, her husband and 3 boys sane and sensible thru it all.

I've told her to "trash the flash" as I think, lovely as it is, it really is too much for my customers. I need my customers on dial-up to be able to maneuver my site. In my case, this Flash is one in a pan.

Please bear with us?

And we hope to have a dramatically pared down, simpler site to surf.

If you're aching for a bag - please email me at the address in my sidebar over there? We'll work things thru that way for now. And please accept my apology for the need to do this the old-fashioned way...

I've knit a bit. I'll show you something eventually. 2 rows in a day doesn't make for exciting I'll leave you with this - my faithful companion who huddled under the covers with me during the crashing and booming of the thunderstorms the past two days (which just about blew my head off my shoulders from the noise...)

She must be feeling better...the camera is out again.


Blogger Michele [iSmile ;D] said...

Wow... As someone who doesn't (yet, knock on wood) get the dreaded migraines, I'm amazed at your tenacity! Those freakin things are deadkly! Like e-coli only worse. As your non-Dr, I advise you to take it easy and stop stressing about stuff that's obviously brought on the migraine. Its not worth it! Hug.

1:13 AM  
Blogger Debi said...

I hope you're feeling ok now Sallee!!

3:42 AM  
Blogger Opal said...

I'm so sorry to hear that you've been ill. Migraines really are the worst. I hope you feel better soon. *hugs*

4:21 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

That sounds really yucky. Glad you're on the road to recovery.

6:29 AM  
Anonymous chris said...

Oh No!! That is terrible! I know from what you're talking about, and I surely hope your feeling 100 percent better now. Hugs to you!

7:05 AM  
Blogger Carole Knits said...

I'm sorry. I hope today is a better day for you.

7:21 AM  
Blogger Jenny Raye said...

Hugs, Sallee!!!

I occasionally get the visual aura, but no pain. My mom has suffered with migraines for year. I've seen how debilitating they can be.

Hope you are on your feet and feeling better today!

9:06 AM  
Blogger teabird said...

Migraines are the worst - I've been there. Your prescription was the best: absenting yourself from others who might stress you.
Poor Meez -- thunderstorms must really terrify her!

9:53 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Oh, I'm sorry to hear about the migraine. I hate to break this to you, but you get migraines for lots of other reasons besides hormones... Mine are triggered by alocohol, distrupted sleep, stress, and an assortment of other non-hormone things.

10:16 AM  
Blogger La Cabeza Grande said...

Simple is best when it comes to websites and life, no? Glad to see you're inching back from the edge Miss Sallee. Easy does it.

10:22 AM  
Blogger Jenni said...

Migraines are the worst! I almost had to quit teaching when I started getting mine. I take medication everyday to keep from getting them, since I pretty much had mine constantly..yuck!

I glad you are feeling better.

10:22 AM  
Blogger Will Pillage For Yarn said...

ow. those are the worst. I still get them but haven't had a full on pain/nausea/aura migraine in a few years. Usually these days I get the visual/aura NO pain types, which are at least tolerable.

Sorry you got laid low, but hope you're back on your feet 100% in no time!

12:13 PM  
Blogger shawn said...

I am a migraine sufferer too. They run back through my mothers mothers family. My mother claims to be able to take one tylenol lay down and it goes away. Told her that was no migraine I ever had. I get the full range of possible symptoms, but post hormones the frequency is much much less. Feel better.

12:56 PM  
Blogger kat said...

sorry you haven't been well. i'm suffering through just a little headache at work today so i can't even imagine what a big migrane is like!

3:07 PM  
Blogger Prayerful Knitter - Shelly said...

I'm so glad you're feeling better! I hope you have a wonderful remainder of this week.

(((HUGS for you from OK)))

4:10 PM  
Blogger Tan said...

So sorry about your migraine. I'm trying Migraten right now and am having good luck with it. It's prescription so you'd need to ask your doc about it.

6:54 PM  
Blogger Nikki said...

Aw... hang in there Sallee! I'm glad you're feeling better and if it helps at all, screaming cats at the vet about do me in even without a headache (and make our visit so much MORE pleasant - eyeroll)

7:48 PM  
Blogger Ruinwen said...

Sorry you had such a rough start to the week! Hope that you are feeling better and the storms have passed. *hug* :)

9:41 AM  

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