I am so blessed. My husband works so hard and has a good job with good health insurance. It's so amazing how dedicated he is! He does everything for us and just loves us. What a huge blessing health insurance is. Without it, I think we would be quite miserable and bankrupt because of the price for healthcare.
You know, I think I my neurologist is a miracle doctor. She works magic. I mean, I have had disabling migraines so bad for years and here she was, along with Botox for Migraine, ready to work her magic. We just had not found each other yet.
I had an appointment with her today as a follow up from my past few sessions of Botox for Migraine. She is always happy to see all I am doing for better health, which makes me even more motivated. Of course, since it is close to when I get my shots (37 of them) again, she was analyzing my pain levels and we discussed my headache pain levels from Botox appointment to Botox appointment.
Dealing with headache pain is still a daily thing for me, but they are not debilitating like they were. I guess there is a type of brain that is a "migraine brain". Some things that work for allergies and other OTCs for other people will actually cause problems for migraine brains. I had no idea.
Also, there is a new medication that is a once a month medication (a self injection) that should take care of all other headache issues I have during the month. What? Yes! The doctor's office is sending them a form to try to get me a couple of free shots and to get them to work with my insurance, so we shall see what happens with this. It is pretty much brand new! I am super excited because I still have headaches everyday.
In addition to talking about the above, she wondered why I had not been given a pharmaceutical for my migraine-ish headaches I get as I inch closer to my next Botox treatment. I have just been dealing with it. She was really surprised. So, we got that taken care of as well, which I am relieved about. Yay! See...miracle worker!! Migraines are a real headache;)
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So, this morning, I started out with refreshing yoga, from Yoga With Adriene on YouTube, which seems to be a religion of mine. I cannot go a day without yoga or my body does not like me. Lyme.
After my doctor's appointment, I came home and doctored my oldest who is in hip pain, and my youngest who has an upset stomach. A mother's job is never done and I love my job security.
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There are angels among us. I wonder how we get the cue to be an angel for someone else. It's definitely spiritual and not physical. People are more attuned than they think they are.
My mother left and I was now living in a friend's place, who was mostly living with her boyfriend. She worked with me. Again, an angel. She was about 10 years older than me and was really trying to mother me a little. She knew I was a mess. She knew a bit about what I was going through. I will forever love her for her generosity and her laughter...her constant laughter. What a joy Denise was when I was around her. I still keep in touch via social media and truly enjoy her still.
The death threats in my car (from my father) would continue. The phone calls from my mother. My stress levels. You might say that the zit was about to pop. I was anxious and depressed. All of my life (other than college) was filled with taking care of my siblings and watching out for my family's well being. I am a fixer and a nurturer. That's what I do. Now, I needed distance and it was painful.
The phone calls from my mother started to spread out as she got settled states away from me. However, then came the threatening phone calls from my "home teacher" from my LDS ward. This church that I had grown up in had also turned my life upside down. It wasn't the church itself (I am still a member and love it), but it was the people. My home teacher, who was friends with my father, was calling me and telling me that if I didn't get back with him he would call the police. What? I called him back and he wasn't home so I gave his wife a full ear of information about how inappropriate it was and that he better never contact me again.
That was it. I needed to totally distance myself from anything that was related to my father. That now included church. I didn't go back for years after that. It was a necessary step at that point. I was drowning and no one was going to throw me a life jacket. The water was infinitely deep and I was starting to choke.
To be continued in the next post...
Question: What is your favorite music?
Answer: Anything with a good beat...okay not anything...I don't like music that has swear words or too much rap. I love Svircina, Evanescence, Imagine Dragons, you get the idea. I love music. Period.
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