Monday, June 4, 2012

Migraine Awareness Month #4: "June Is Bustin' Out All Over!"

What's the best tip you can offer others for having some summer fun despite Migraines? 

Honestly, I wish to hell I knew. That seems to be a bit of an issue right now. I'm exhausted. In pain. Worried about how I'm going to find a job once my summer job ends, and how I would keep one if I did get one.

I'm lonely - I just broke up with my girlfriend and I had to move back in with my parents until my next job starts - so most of my friends are far away.

So please, tell me what you do to have fun (when getting off the couch right now seems hard)?

Ok, so here's what I'm working on for fun: (now to try to implement more of these...)

*Trying to focus on the fun I do have Yes, I spent most of the week on the couch. And yes, I'm exhausted despite this. But today was pretty good and I got to go to the farmers market nearby where our friends were playing blue grass.  There's a lot of suckiness right now, but it's not all bad. And I do get off the couch sometimes.

*communicate from friends seriously, with a computer and a cell phone, I can easily communicate with friends from thousands of miles away. Yes, I would much rather go grab coffee or hang out on the couch - but if I'm stuck by myself, at least I can be texting them or skyping or whatever.

*Make plans I can do sometimes I get frustrated when people make plans and because of my health I can't do whatever activity they are planning.  But If I suggest the plans, or make clear what health things I need to take care of (i.e. this sounds great, but can we make time to sit? Can we not skip lunch etc.)

*I watch so much tv it's ridiculous  Living vicariously I suppose? What do you watch?

* sunglasses are essential. My six-year never-ending headache/migraine means sun and I don't get along much.  It's far easier to be outside with sunglasses. I am so thankful for my prescription sunglasses.

*music  summer music definitely pumps me up

What about you?