What a great Sunday morning! The reason I say this is because I was fighting a migraine all day Saturday. So, to wake up today without a headache is wonderful.
Now, my migraines today are not like the old ones when I was younger. Those were awful and would sometimes take me to the ER. But these 'in my older years' are more 'ocular migraines'... which affect my sight... zigzag lines that cross my vision and on occasion (like yesterday) leave me headachy all day.
I've often wondered 'why' I get migraines. Wonder if the time I was thrown off a horse and had a concussion (when I was 9) had anything to do with it? They didn't start until I was 23... and pregnant with my 2nd child (so hormones could be the culprit). And I do think stress is the thing that makes most health issues worse. However, my elderly body seems to be more easily stressed these days... even though my mind (which has an abundance of common sense) tells it to behave and stay calm.
Oh well, let's let that topic go. I'm headache free today and that's great! Yesterday is gone and today is a new day. My plans are to write a post and make a shepherd's pie for supper - nothing too exciting, but looking forward to it non-the-less. I did text with my daughter this morning about our plans for Easter Sunday dinner. She is making a chicken dish and I'm doing a broccoli and cauliflower casserole... as well as a carrot souffle. We plan on pie for dessert... not sure what kind yet.
And Tom on Sightings over Sixty mentioned simple pleasures we have in retirement - and I have to say that most of these I enjoy are really simple. Friday DH and I went out to a Coffee Shop that I've been meaning to check out for ages. They are a coffee roasting company that recently branched out to open a shop and have taken over an old coffee shop that we used to visit before the pandemic. It was so great to be out and have good drip coffee (and they even offered GF goodies). We also ended up walking the area - which is an open shopping strip with a cute square in the center with trees and benches, etc. I had planned to take pics, but as usual - forgot. But the weather was perfect (cool and overcast) and for such a simple thing, we really enjoyed ourselves.
Life is good...
Enjoy your Sunday! I know I will.
The small things are huge in my world. My ever loving family said 'small things for small minds' but I stick my tongue out at them.ReplyDelete
I had recurrent migraines for years. Miserable things. I gave up eating meat and they largely disappeared. I now have the same number a year that I used to have a week.
EC, that's wonderful that you have fewer migraines. I avoid the triggers I know... but the ocular ones still come... sometimes even in the middle of the night while sleeping. I also have mild Ibs and IC, so I'm trying glucose free and lactose free. I think it helps. BTW, I didn't comment on your blog, but am so sorry to hear the results of your recent MS tests. I do have you in my prayers.Delete
I used to have migraines several times a month, some worse than others. I think it might be a coincidence, but when I stopped eating yogurt the headaches stopped.ReplyDelete
I enjoyed the quotes.
John, that's interesting as I used to not eat yogurt because I 'thought' it might be a trigger, and now started eating it again... and have had a few more frequent ocular migraines. Perhaps I shall cut it out and see how that goes. Thanks for your input.Delete
Thank you. I hope you also enjoyed the inflatables.ReplyDelete
I don't have migraines or headaches generally, but when I do, I really can understand how they take over one's entire mental process! I am glad to hear yours are so much less these days. :-)ReplyDelete
Sometimes I think we have to have these bad days to really enjoy the good...Delete
i have migraines, one of the perks of having MS. they have been controlled lately with medication...i think we talked about it!! we had awesome weather today, and i had a really wonderful day. i enjoyed the memes!!!ReplyDelete
Yes, we talked about the propranolol for my racing heart possibly helping migraines... only problem is that I don't take it every day, only when needed... and luckily haven't needed it this week.Delete
Glad you headache went away - I haven't had a migraine since I went through menopause and for that I am eternally grateful.ReplyDelete
A visit to a good coffee shop sounds great.
I agree, Mae. Finding a good coffee shop is great!Delete
Yay for a headache free day!!ReplyDelete
That's so-oo true, Annie...Delete
What a lovely post. I am glad your migraine has gone and you could enjoy yourself without that dreadful pain the head. I suffer too, but mainly from on until next autumn. I think my problem is late onset pollen allergy rather than simple migraine.ReplyDelete
Like you I enjoy the simple things in life. Could it be something to do with a lack of energy and enterprise in older age?