November 20, 2018

Another day and another migraine for me. I didn’t wake up with one but it was there by lunch time. I don’t get the total debilitating ones where I have to be in a dark room with no noise but the ones I do get are no walk in the park. Just imagine somebody driving a ice pick through one of your temples and you will have a pretty good idea of what I’m dealing with. I had to take one of my prescription pills to deal with it and they help but also leave me with some nasty side effects. I get so tired and have no energy after taking them so it isn’t really a good trade off. I had so much I wanted to do after work but instead I came home and plopped on the couch. That is about all I am good for when I feel like that.

My friend Steve has been telling me I should look into buying cannabidiol to help with my migraines. I have started to do some research online and I think I’m going to try it. I’ve read a lot of success stories with people using it so I think it is worth a shot. Steve’s Mom is using cannabidiol herself for her arthritis and it is helping with that too. I’m ready for something to change because right now I am caught in this cycle of relying on the meds I take to deal with them but am then useless the rest of the day.

I had grand plans of going to the gym after work to get some cardio in. I signed up for my first 5k in December and have yet to really train for it. I doubt I could even run a 1k at this point. I know you’re allowed to walk but I don’t want to be one of those people. My goal is to finish the race in 30 minutes but that’s not going to happen if I can’t start training for it. I also wanted to take my car in to get detailed. The snow and ice will be here before we know it. I wanted to get it waxed again one last time this year before it does.

I also need to figure out what I’m going to do over Christmas vacation. My parents really want me to come and visit. The problem is I don’t really like to travel especially on a holiday. They live like 11 hours away so I could drive there but that’s a lot of driving. I don’t know if there will be snow on the ground either which would make that trip a lot longer. I keep telling them they should come and visit me instead but I think they are in the same boat as far as that goes. My Dad despises flying even more than I do. He doesn’t have a lot of patience and that’s something you need with the extra long lines at the airports that time of the year. I will probably just drive there and maybe plan on it taking two days to get there. I haven’t been home to visit them at any time in over two years so I should probably go. It’s not like I’m going to be doing much here if I stay home. Last year I went to our company holiday party and that was about the extent of my holiday activities.

I’m going to sign off and try to get something done around here. The meds I took are finally starting to wear off and I feel like I have a little energy now to at least tidy up the place.