December 30th, 2007
I just got out from underneath what I can best describe as an impending migraine. I haven’t had a proper migraine in years because I discovered at some point that if I catch the first signs quickly (usually a feeling of heaviness in my right eye, or a twinge of headache at the base of my neck), 600mg of ibuprofen stops it dead in its tracks and the migraine never materializes. To this end I am never without ibuprofen (Advil) of some kind – I keep it in my purse, car, back pack, and in various places around the house. I buy the big bottle of it from Costco and restock my littler, name brand bottles for ease of stashing. (And isn’t it delightfully roguish to put super cheap pills into bottles that formerly held rather dear ones? Oh I live to damn the man! I damn him!)
Anyway, today, for the first time in who knows how long, I got a migraine that just couldn’t be stopped by a couple of over the counter pills. It was clearly slowed by the meds, but I could feel the growing intensity – my right eye became outright painful, and I began to feel nauseated. Husband and I were watching the new documentary about the making of Blade Runner (I’ve been a big Philip K. Dick fan for years, and we both love Blade Runner) and I was uneasily monitoring the migraine’s progression from the couch while simultaneously oooh-ing over the total lack of computers used in the making of those lens flares. (Imagine that – lens flare made with real lenses!) And I was enjoying watching Rutger Hauer, who I think is damn sexy and very underrated as an actor. Anyway! This is a long way of saying I finally got the migraine cut off before it reached any kind of strong peak, and now I feel great.
But still I won’t update about Christmas, because I’m absorbed by reading. I can’t tell you how much I enjoy reading for pure pleasure. I wish I had another month to do so before school resumes, because I’ve missed it.