I woke up this morning with a migraine. Completely unexpected (yes, I can pretty much tell when I should be getting a bad one). I occasionally do get unexpected migraines, but they usually aren’t too bad. This one was unexpected and bad.

Two Fiorcet, one Relpax, and an Excedrin later, I still have some pain. I don’t expect this to go away anytime soon, but it is much more tolerable. I went upstairs at 12 PM to try to sleep. I woke up at 2 PM. I forced myself to get up and try to eat – the amount of medication I had in my system was making me nauseous. I made the most carb-filled meal I could think of (I crave starchy foods when my head aches like this). I made some pasta with butter, olive oil, and Parmesan cheese. Do you know what it tasted like? Heaven. It was food nirvana. And I drank a Pepsi that was so cold, my throat burned and my eyes watered.

I had some plans to get stuff done around the house today, but I have come to terms with the fact that it isn’t going to happen. I will be lucky if I can get myself off the couch – not because the pain is so severe any longer, but because my muscles are tired and weak and I’m in such a fog. I happened to put on the TV and saw that on American Movie Classics, it is “Hitchcock Saturday.” Perfect. I plan to stay on the couch, watching some of my favorite movies – The Birds and Dial M For Murder. My favorite is Strangers On a Train, but it doesn’t look like that one is on today.

Patrick is out for the day, and I don’t mind a bit. It’s pointless for him to be stuck at home with me feeling so awful. I called him and told him that I couldn’t cook dinner tonight. I told him everything I wanted – to get Chinese food from my favorite restaurant, to wrap myself up in a warm blanket, and to sit with him on our couch and watch Hitchcock movies all night. I’m not normally like that – whiny and teary-eyed. I feel sorry for myself right now and I feel like giving in to it.

I expect to get bad migraines toward the end of next week, so it looks like I will have to do this all over again…

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