holy moly! It has been almost a year since I posted! I am so sorry that’s not very blogger friendly of me. Well a recap of the last year… 1. I had a hell of a year at work (AWFUL), 2. traveled to some amazing places and 3. was able to get off most of my post surgery meds… All things pre-surgery would have been migraine inducing. My job (well a coworker or two) made my year a living hell. In the past just seeing this pot stirrer would have been stress/ anxiety headache inducing but I was able to keep the migraines to 2-3 a month.
2. My husband and parents and I went to Italy, turkey and Greece in June- definitely not the air condition migraine free life I am accustomed to! But guess what- migraine free the entire time except when I got a little migraine on an open water day and was seriously sea sick and the whole 14 story boat was swaying… Barf! I have to say prepping for events like these (even as fun as they are – have given me massive anxiety pre and post surgery because I am afraid of being stuck somewhere where I can’t get any relief with the migraine pain (not that I have ever gotten any in general even at home) I took a couple hospital ice bags (they are empty and you can fill them with ice or water and clip them closed – so you don’t have to worry about having a freezer or fridge to keep ice packs cold- tha relieved so much anxiety ! Try it
3. I spent a year and a few months on lyrica and had mass anxiety about getting off it as I was unable to sleep at night without. I kind of tapered off of it and stayed on my muscle relaxer to sleep. In late December I was able to go every other day on the muscle relaxer and then at the end of December get of it completely. This was all really exciting as I had massive anxiety about having to give those meds up and not be able to sleep.
All in all its been a good year migraine wise- I am down to 1-2 a month and they are far less painful than they used to be. I still would do the surgery over again tomorrow. I will try to post more often but this is a start
(scars look awesome and the only ones anyone can see are the ones on my neck. My head is still pretty numb from my neck hairline to my scalp headline but it does not bother me one bit!