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I didn’t sleep all that well last night. I’ve been waking up quite a bit, thinking about work. I know everything is ok and I know I’m not going back to my old job but I just can’t help it.

I woke up with J this morning and had breakfast. I was feeling a little off so I went back to bed before she left for work. I woke up about an hour later with a full-on migraine – auras around lights, nausea, the whole nine yards. I emailed Dr C to cancel my appointment, then did what I could to help my head.

By noon it was obvious that I wasn’t going to be able to make it to my Dr W appointment, either. I called and cancelled that then went back to bed, trying to stay as still and quiet as I could.

Around 2:30 the vise crushing my head finally started to back off. An hour later, I could see clearly and think again. I got out of bed and very carefully had a tiny bowl of cereal, which mercifully stayed down.

I’m now in the “feeling fuzzy and dumb” phase of the headache but I’m still taking it easy. I’m unhappy about missing my appointments today but there was no way I was going to make it to them with the shape I was in.

When I was working, I would get headaches every day – even on the weekends. Since I’ve been away and on medication, I could probably count the number of headaches I’ve had on two hands. Maybe even one. I’m grateful for that.

I checked in on my triops today and there are currently two little specks swimming around in there. With luck, there will be more of them and they’ll get bigger and easier to see over the next few days. Once they’re big enough to see reliably, I’ll post a picture.

We have fish, shrimp, snails, and plants in the aquarium. They’re amusing (particularly the shrimp) but I miss having a guinea pig around. You know, something that’s happy to see me when I’m home, likes getting scritched, and is also a mammal. J and I have been discussing it some, but as far as maintenance and cost go, there’s just no comparison. Fish are waaaay cheaper to have as pets.

I’m looking forward to waking up tomorrow headache-free and well rested… I hope.

Stay safe!

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