Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Headache and the Sleeplessness

The headache persists, but I conquered the other monster last night.  I took an OTC sleep aid and went to my bed at 7:00.  I got as comfortable as possible (pillows under my knees, shoulders supported, etc) and listened to some guided imagery type meditation tracks that had been suggested to me by some other wonderful ladies going through this breast cancer maze with me.  You may want to check them out.  There are tracks for almost any condition/need, from allergies to weight loss.

I've never been "into" meditation, done yoga, etc, but I am willing to try anything to get rid of this headache, and to achieve a good night's sleep.  I listened to the headache track, which did seem to help.  If nothing else, it helps you relax.  All I know is this:  The combination of what I did last night caused me to conk out before 7:30 and sleep until 3!  WooHoo!

I'm not taking anything for the headache today.  It's not helping, other than taking the edge off, so I'm going to tough through it for a day or so and see what happens.  I plan to out-stubborn the dang thing.  I plan to concentrate on posture and breathing today, and avoid Tylenol unless it just gets so bad that I can't stand it.  I've conquered the food beast, the sleeping beast, and have only one beast left to tame.  That means I can throw all of my energy at slaying that one beast.

Wish me luck.  I'm going in!


Adirondackcountrygal said...

I like the guided imagery samples. Makes me snicker a little in the beginning but I will try it sometime! Thanks!

Sonya Cox said...

Thanks for sharing the imagery audios. I could have used these on my trips. I have had some issues with sleep/anxiety. Certainly need the weight loss one. Hope the headaches are gone. This was a great idea for you.