Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Good Stuff

So life's tough right now. My health is acting up while I'm supposed to be juggling an internship and an independent study. I'm living at home, and my mother at least partially blames me for my health problems. And if I can't handle an internship, I'm not sure how I'm supposed to find a job when I graduate in a year and move out of my parents house.

So, it's time to focus on the good stuff:

*I have fabulous friends
*I have a wonderful girlfriend. She's in a different state right now, but I do get to see her every week or two and talk to her almost every day.
*In a month and a half, I'm going to study abroad.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Summer Internship: Ouch

I am not allowed to bring pills inside my summer internship, or even leave them in the car. I understand that the rule makes sense (I work with a lot of drug abusers and recovering addicts) but it causes big problems for me. This summer has been quite painful in fact.

It's hard to predict in the morning whether I'm truly going to need my medication. But if I don't take them, then there are seven hours of florescent lights, sometimes a hot room, and loud noises.

Migraine medications work best if taken at the beginning of a migraine. However, I have a constant headache so that can be hard to catch. But if I take my medications too often, then they can cause rebound headaches, even give me heart problems.

The additional problem is that I currently need to drive to my internship. However, several of my medications make me slightly dizzy and then I can't drive. So I have less access to my medications and fewer medications to choose from.

Today I misjudged whether I was going to need a migraine. And it struck fast and I had to leave several hours early.

I wish I could figure this out. I wish I didn't have to disappoint people and leave. I wish I didn't have to rule this out as a possible career because my body can't take it. It's so frustrating!

Any ideas?