Thursday, January 21, 2010

DIGGING OUT

Here at Dog Trot Farm we are digging out from under fifteen inches of new snow. I personally have been digging my way back to the land of the living. For the past month I have had a headache, yes you read that correctly a month. Monday it turned into a severe migraine, cluster, tension headache. Coming from stubborn and stoic stock, I felt I could win this battle on my own. Wrong by 4:15 Monday I was in urgent care, and then proceeded to the CT scanner. Being that it was late in the day the radiologist was long gone. This urgent care doc was wonderful, my CT scan was sent via technology to New Zealand, you read that correctly, and by the time I walked through my door, there was a message waiting for me. The results were normal and I now had an appointment with a Neurologist Tuesday the next morning. I am not a huge fan of pharmaceuticals, but after this experience I will gladly administer anything that brings relief. Hence my lack of computer and blog time. The medications are beginning to provide relief, but I still have a ways to go.
With all that said and done, I would like to express my thanks to Leslie from the wonderful blog "In The Shadow Of Juniper Hill " honoring me with a Best Blog Award. My small blog can not compare to some, but I do enjoy sharing my stories from Dog Trot Farm. I have found so many wonderful blogs each different and unique in their own way. I enjoy them all. As soon as my head returns to normal I will complete the conditions to the award. I also want to thank cousin Eve, who posted the award for me via technology, she's my go to tech gal, and with a brain like mine I need all the help I can get!!!

24 comments:

Eve said...

hahaha thanks Julie...between the two of us we've got more than enough brains to survive!!
I'm thinking of you and glad to hear there isn't anything abnormal rattling around in there. Hope your head stops hurting and life gets back on track!

Barbara said...

I hope you are feeling better soon. Congratulations on your Blog award.

Jenny said...

Hi there Julie, Evie told me you've had a bad head, I thought 3 or 4 days of a headache in a row was bad, but I think I'll count myself lucky not to have had a months worth! I'm sending over get well vibes. Take good care of yourself! love Jen xx

Cedar ... said...

Lots of good wishes for that headache to go far, far away! Only got a dusting of snow here the first time around then yesterday had another possibley 3-4 inches.

Mary Ann said...

Your blog is great, I sure hope you are feeling better. As a woman who grew up in a home where all the women had and/or have cluster migraines (seems hereditary), its pain I would not wish on anyone. I hope you find some relief. Always enjoy your blog!

Gail said...

Congratulations! On your award, not your headache.

I ice pack my neck and it seems to relieve my headaches. Hope you are better soon.

Kim said...

Add me to the list of blog buddies hoping you find relief from such a Monster Headache! And Congrats, you are deserving!

Rural Rambler said...

Julie I don't want to even hear that you have been feeling cruddy! Get youself feeling better right away! I am glad to hear that it is not serious and that the meds are helping. Take Care!!!!!

Kritter Keeper said...

so sorry that you are experiencing such pain! you sound like me about meds. what about chiropractic work on a regular basis? i have been doing that in the past year and i am pain free, even my feet which used to hurt all the time. the body is all connected, who knows, might help! just hope you get better...fast!

Razzberry Corner said...

I hope you feel better!!!! It is no fun to be in pain!

Terry said...

Oh gee! I suffer from migraines, but never for that long. Hope you're feeling better soon.
Congrats on the blog award!
Terry

henbogle said...

Ugh, Julie, sure hope you are feeling better soon.

If it helps... I had terrible migraine-like headaches for years, undiagnosable, until my **dentist** diagnosed them as being caused by clenching my teeth in my sleep. A bite guard and some massage therapy to get the knots out and I am much better. I hope you find the cause and are headache free soon. The girls need you!

best wishes,
Ali

Rural Revival said...

I've suffered from migraines in the past but I can not imagine, ever suffering through one for a month! You're tough!
It's nice to see someone has been blessed with snow this winter, it sure hasn't been us.

Hope you're feeling better.
~Andrea~

A New England Life said...

That's to bad Julie. What an awful thing to deal with. Hopefully the doctors will come up with something to help you feel better, and soon!

We still have quite a bit of snow here along the seacoast but certainly not 15". I think in total, between all the storms, it's somewhere around 10". I think. I know when Winston our Pug runs around the trails out back that my husband has snowblowed, I lose him. LOL!

henbogle said...

Hi Julie,
I hope the dentist can help. It did take some time for me, but the massage therapy combined with some accupressure on some trigger points made a huge difference. The headaches were debilitating, I would have done any.. thing. I do hope this helps you!
Ali

SGR said...

Woof! WOW! 15" unbelievable. Be safe. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Pony Girl said...

Your farm is adorable!
Sorry to hear about your awful headache. I too suffer from migraines....hate them with a passion, and can't take many meds to help them. I hope you can get some good results. A co-worker of mine had a constant headache too, and acupuncture seemed to help her. I like the idea of seeing a chiropractor too. I never have, but I bet it would work wonders on my messed up body!
Hang in there with all of the snow, it's very lovely!

Cottage Cozy said...

The two times that I ended up at the doctor's with radical migraines...I was given a shot of morphine...did the trick..of course it makes you pass out within about an hour but you sleep for hours and when you wake up it is gone. My first one lasted for two weeks before I got help!

Good Luck, Carrie

Janean said...

Julie, i so understand. mildew gives me horrible migraines...and mildew is EVERYWHERE. it's not about bravery, though i'm the same way. (((gentle hugs)))

thanks for stopping by too. the egret weathervane sound beautiful!

fairfieldhouse said...

I saw your icon while commenting on another blog and it caught my eye because I have a cairn. Your blog is wonderful, the photography beautiful. I suffer from chronic migraines and have lost days due to them. I've also been hospitalized. I feel your pain. I hope you are back to yourself soon.

DatS said...

Hello! Went blog hopping, and chanced upon here...very pretty pictures, farm and blog. I have a migraine too, most of the times what i do is wrap an ice in a cloth towel and put it in my head, sometimes it works sometimes not....just been doing it. But usually sleep helps. Prayers :)

Brenda's Arizona said...

I'd love to give you an award for beautiful photos. Your photos do not reflect what your head must be feeling... I hope you are doing better.
I hope the rain coming your way isn't ruinous to your scenery!
Be better/well!

the primitive country bug said...

Hi Julie~
Sorry to hear that you've been having such pain from your headache. Goodness, that's a long time to suffer!
Isn't it amazing that someone in New Zealand could tell you that you are normal?
Thanks for the suggestions on checking our Murray McMurray and Hobby Farm Home. I've bookmarked them both and subscribed to the free one. Hmmmm.... if I didn't know any better, I'd think you were trying to get me to raise some chicks. ;o) Believe me, it's already been discussed and in the plan. Hopefully this spring we'll build a coop and run.
Hope you are feeling better soon.
HUgs~ Birgit

DayPhoto said...

Oh, my goodness! Your really did get the snow. Your girls will just have to wait to get out.

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/