Thursday, January 21, 2010

Good Days vs. Crappy Days

Okay...Here's the deal.
People say I am sick a lot.
I don't know if I am technically "sick".
I know I have more crappy feeling days than I ought to have.
I wouldn't call it being "sick"
I do have severe migraines and sometimes I just don't feel good but it's not "sick" like a cold or the flu.
The migraines can be debilitating.
I don't know if they are getting worse or more frequent.
They went dismissed, misunderstood, ignored and undiagnosed properly for years.
It was extremely frustrating becuase we now know and accept that migraines are a real neurological condition.
But sometimes, it's just feeling crappy.
Now consider yesterday.
It wasn't "sick".
But it was a horrible, knock-down, screaming, blinding, raging migraine.
(Probably the aftermath of my day with CrazyFriend.)
She has that affect on me.
I treid to fight it.
I couldn't.
It just got worse as the day went on.
It took 2 Imitrex to finally knock it out around 6:00. in the evening.
I was exhausted and I felt horrible.
I don't know if it's a lot or not.
Sometimes it seems like it to me.
So here's what I am going to do:
Considering that it is exactly 3 weeks into the New Year, I am going to start keeping track.
Good days vs. Crappy days.
I have added a "Good vs. Crappy" column to my regular calendar that I use to keep track of my daily activities.
So I will check it after 30 days and 60 days and 90 days and so forth (you get the idea).
I want to see just how many crappy days I am really having.
I know it's more than most people.
I just want to know how many more and what the deal is.
What is being "sick"
Do I have to feel good every day?
Or can I just have a crappy day?
Talk to my doctor?
And say what?
Say Doc, what about all these crappy days I have?
How many Crappy Days am I allowed?
Avoid things that make me feel crappy?
Sometimes, I can, sometimes it come with no warning.
I just wanna know how many "Crappy Days" I have vs. "Good Days".
The only way to find out is to keep track.

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