The constant struggle…

This morning I woke up with a dull pain on the right side of my head.  All day it was there, at times stronger, at times weaker, but always there.  I took my meds to stave off a monster headache, and it worked.  It never got beyond a level two or three headache.

http://www.tipna.org/info/documents/ComparativePainScale.htm

What does that mean? Well, it means that the “promise” of a horrible headache was haunting me all day, but it never materialized.  I went about my normal duties for the most part ignoring my headache, all the while hoping that nothing I did would spur it on.  It also means that I was exhausted all day! Between the added effort it took to work through the pain, and the fatiguing effect of the meds, I do believe I could curl up in bed an fall asleep right now (even though it is only 7:30 and I haven’t even had my dinner).

I was in a pretty foul mood most of the day either because of the pain or because of the meds, not sure which.  And now I am sure I am back to feeling depressed and frustrated.  I just wish I could be a normal person who doesn’t have to live her whole life around pain.  But I guess, if you are here reading this, you know what I mean.

So, tonight I think I will look for some good articles on-line about depression and pain management.  I’ll let you know what I find. Till tomorrow!  Hope you are painfree!