WORKS FOR ME WEDNESDAY
I have strayed a bit, actually, I slept through Wednesday's with Beth! It has been an interesting few days at my house! My son, our prodigal, has returned to Minneapolis from Orlando and is living at home. This is not a banquet-homecoming, still, it is one more step in his journey to the celebration! Long-story short: it was important for him to leave Orlando. I will post, maybe, someday about it. He is currently experiencing a mood disorder manic. His mind is racing, he cannot sleep. The good news is--he is not self-medicating. PTL! However, to cope, his dad and I are pacing with him both day and night. He was up until 5:00 a.m. this morning avoiding a panic attack and since we all went to sleep at 5:00 a.m.--I slept right through the 7:30 a.m. Wednesday's with Beth. But not to fear, I have ordered the tapes (DVD's), so when I have time to view today's message, I'll get back to 'ya!
This glitch has given me the opportunity to post on another favorite Wednesday item: Works for Me Wednesday's! It seems that when I am blog-surfing, there is a familiar theme in blogdom: Mommies with migraines. I have suffered from migraines since I was 15 years old. There have been times in my life that they have been a mere nuisance, more times that they are simply disabling. I think it is safe to say, I have spent hours sitting in Dr.'s offices, going through a battery of tests, and innumerable medications before I found something that works for me.
It must be said here: This is not an over-the-counter drug, please see your doctor to discuss whether or not you are able to take Imitrex, or if it is even the right medication for you. There are side effects, and you shouldn't take it if you have heart disease, are pregnant, have high blood pressure,...... you know the drill!
I point this out to simply say, for migraine sufferers, you can find help. There is no reason to spend up to 3 days in a dark room suffering. I used to believe that this was my thorn, and perhaps it is. However, I now believe that God has graced me with something that will help me endure; more than endure, thrive in spite of the thorn.
If you experience migraines and have not seen a Dr.--GO! There are so many new medications (these are not pain relievers--these abort the headache by releasing the bodies natural pain "soldiers")! Just as migraines are relentless, so must the migraine sufferer be relentless in advocating for themselves. It is my heartfelt prayer that you will find the right medication that works for you this Wednesday (and any day that ends in a Y!)