Take A Minute to Breathe

Yesterday I was totally down and out-I had a full strong on migraine, had flashing lights with my vision, vomiting, and severe headache-the whole works.  I have suffered from Migraines since I was about 16 years old.  I have seen multiple doctors, tried multiple medications, and other therapies.  Long story short, I love my doctor now, I love my migraine medication (I do not know how I would live without it) but yesterday was different, it was a lot worse!  My medication helped but not near enough, I just wanted to take a minute to share this for a couple reasons.  First and foremost, migraines are hell, and ladies you are not alone out there.  Second, triggers are hard-some are preventable like foods, etc however stress is a big trigger and stress is part of life.  Lastly, I wanted to share this because sometimes you need a gentle reminder to take care of yourself.  I however did not listen to the gentle reminder and I needed the whopping throw up all day with a migraine reminder! 

I constantly think that whole take time for you thing applies to everyone else and not me.  I get caught up in life and rarely have time to slow down as a mom.  This last year has been so hard and as I had time to think yesterday I realize I push through things and don’t always deal with things.  This week was a short week at our house-no school on Monday, however it felt like the longest week yet this year!  This week has been on my mind for a long time, this week was a cancer recheck for my daughter.  I convinced myself this would be ok, I would hold up fine through it and be the rock she needs.  I did, I held up fine Wednesday and she needed me oh so much.  Thursday was a different story though-all I can say is thank god that migraine is winding down and I am back today to keep pushing through, but today and hopefully from here on out, I am going to push through a little differently.  I am going to listen to my body and take care of my body because just one day down not being able to be me the mom I want to be made me realize I have to get my shit together because these kids need their rock-they need me! 

When I say take care of me I mean a lot of different things.  First off, I want to be super woman, but that is not always possible.  I need to listen to my own advice that I give my daughter all the time,  life doesn’t require that we are the best, only that we try our best!  I will take care of me today, I am moving slower today, I will drink much more water today, I will relax today-take some deep breathes today, and I will be the best mom I can be today!  When I dropped the kids off at school this morning, I didn’t feel wonderful, my head still hurts, but I smiled and gave hugs and told them to have a great day-I am so thankful I got to do that today!  Slow down mamas, life sometimes comes at us fast and furious.  

The following link is for mayoclinc about migraines. You aren’t alone!


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