Thursday, July 30, 2009

Offline For a While (updated)

Folks, don't expect much from me today.

Today is the day my brain decided to have its standard migraine.

I took a boiling hot shower and took a couple of pills and was feeling slightly better. However, after an hour of answering email and reading blogs and the news, the headache is flaring again and it feels like my eyes are being pushed out of my head. I'm nauseated and dizzy and I'm going to go lay back down for a while with a cold compress over my eyes.

No worries, this is a normal thing for me. It'll pass in a couple of hours, then I'll feel like hammered dog shit for the rest of the day - which is a real pain, because I have a large job to finish in the shop.

See you later, Internet People.
Lying down didn't help.

The headache has faded a bit, but now I have the shakes and trouble focusing.

Again this is normal for me.

It'll run its course in a couple hours.

Best thing at the moment is for me to go out to the shop. I can't run equipment at the moment, but I'll sweep up, and organize, and put away tools. Doing that kind of routine thing usually helps it go away.

Stupid Migraines.

Note: there's an interesting conversation going on the comments section of the previous post, in case you feel like jumping in.


  1. Jim, take good care of yourself!

    I'll just sit and wait here. Hmmm, where's the chocolate? Is Michelle here? Michelle, where's Jim keep the chocolate?

  2. shhh, be quiet. Pass the chocolate. Think he has beer in the fridge? And where is Michelle, she's usually first here.

  3. Just give ShopKat a treat and she'll lead you to the chocolate.


    Oh, and hope you feel better Jim.

  4. Chocolate ::shudder:: please don't mention chocolate. Not good for the brain at the moment. Need more ice.

  5. Here, have a cold beer to hold on your head. That'll help.

  6. See, Steve, he so gets it.

    Thanks. Cold Beer in can on forehead is what I need right now.

  7. Hope you feel better soon, Jim.

  8. Man, your brain must have a direct line to my brain. I had a migraine that lasted most of the morning and didn't respond to my usual treatment. But I was stuck at work. I was not as productive as I needed to be. Now it's off to bed...

    Keep your migraines to yourself next time!!!

  9. Sorry! Here I am! I have an ice pack for Jim and c-h-o-c-o-l-a-t-e for the rest of us!

    (plops down on the sofa and puts feet up)

  10. NeuronDoc said I had a migraine that lasted most of the morning and didn't respond to my usual treatment. But I was stuck at work. I was not as productive as I needed to be.

    NeuronDoc are you not, in fact a Neuron Doc? A doctor of brains. That is to say, a brain doctor, a veritable expert on that squishy gray mass inside the human head? And are you not, in fact, in a giant building nay full of such doctors and experts and other such medical type people?

    Surely you could have asked somebody for a fucking aspirin?

    Yuk, yuk.

    Feel better, Doc, and at least I didn't make the standard "heal thyself" crack.

  11. Yuk, yuk, yuk.

    I took pills, drugs, marvels of modern medicine. They didn't work. And let me tell you, the suggestions I get from my coworkers are not exactly helpful.

    My gray matter (and white matter, too) is extra-squishy today, thank you. :-)

    How's yours?


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