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Alive and well!

I don’t know what my deal has been lately–I just haven’t felt like posting on either of my blogs very often. Could it have something to do with the whirlwind past couple of weeks I had? February 21 was my 29th birthday, February 22 I flew out of Atlanta to Buenos Aires, and February 23 until now I’ve been in “the Paris of South America” trying to balance personal needs and the strong desire to spend every waking moment on these lovely avenues. It’s still summer here, so spending too much time outside during the day in the sun is not a healthy option, as overexertion, excess heat, and excess sun are all migraine triggers for me. I’ve had one wine glass too many during a few dinners, but I’ve had no next-day migraine, just some grogginess. The last couple of nights I’ve had lots of water (no alcohol) and still woke up today a big groggy. That might be another subject for another time: I’m wondering why, for the last several weeks, I wake up feeling really heavy-headed and groggy–often waking up and walking around the house/sitting up tends to help. Congestion?

I hope you East Coasters are coping with the snow! Yesterday I wished I was with you; now that Monday has rolled around and the Georgia snow has become cased in dangerous ice, I’m grateful to be here where it’s 80 degrees and sunny.

I’ve been doing yoga in the pool of our building’s courtyard!

I’ve NOT been sticking to my diet very well: turns out nearly every meal option has enriched flour and/or cheese/cream on it. Well-cooked (i.e., not boiled to death) veggies and fresh fruits are harder to come by than I’d thought.

Hope to check in with you soon. Thanks as always for being there to be my sounding board, and sorry I’ve been missing the boat on some migraine action events lately.

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  • Mary Carol
    10 years ago

    You are just too cool for school. I miss you.

  • Jeanette
    10 years ago

    Glad you are back!!! I hear you on the groggy in the morning thing. I started taking Neurontin as a prevention to migraines and BOY does it get me on my knees. Can barely get out of bed in the am. So far this new med. is not doing a darn thing. Yesterday I had one of the worst migraines I have ever had 🙁 but made it through without the ER. Today I am a mess. Hope your week is good.

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