Wednesday, September 26, 2012


I have come to the point in my life where I usually face my headaches and associated symptoms,  fatigue, drugs, side effects and more with some level of equanimity or at least resignation - for good or ill.  My therapist thinks I should cry more, but I just rarely do.

My left funky foot
However, the last few days combined with the last 3 months of foot trouble have left me gnashing my teeth in frustration, crazy with irritability, pissed off at my doctor and yesterday, definitely on the verge of tears.

Lying around is not easy for me, especially when I don't have a headache.  If I'm toasted by fatigue, pain in the head, recovery from migraine, I'm only too happy (in a way) to take it easy.  But, basically by nature, I'm not a good sitter.  Also walking is a big deal for me.  One of my major life fantasies is walking off my illness.  It's also a technique for dealing w/ the frustration of migraine disease.  Even with this avenue effectively closed off for a while, I'm not entirely without ways to cope, but I am off kilter, literally and figuratively.

So, in spite of it all, I deal w/ frustration by:

1.  Walking and riding my bike, sometimes working in the garden.  Anyhow I get outside.
2.  Seeing a mental health therapist every other week, which is a big help.
3.  Journaling and doing art work.
4.  Writing
5.  Going to the beach whenever and wherever I can.
6.  And last but not least, asking my husband to light a fire and make me popcorn in the evening.


  1. I love you Candy. D

  2. My coping strategies are walking and going to the beach, too. I love seeing your photos and your smiling face. Blessings to you.