Today turned out to be a really good day.
We sledded, had pancake races, saw good friends, ate fun food, went to a nature center, had a cupcake picnic and had french toast for supper (it seemed close enough to pancakes and sounded better to me).
Early in the day as I was leading a horde enthusiastic pancake racers in the snow, I noticed some giant lightning bolts of flashing diamond-like areas in my vision. It was an ocular migraine, something I’ve dealt with since one day when I was pregnant with Victoria 11 years ago. I had never had a migraine in my life before that day, and I’ve pretty much had them every day since.
Some days my vision just gets all wonky, like I’m looking through a camera I can’t bring into focus. Sometimes the auras are all different colors. Sometimes there’s just big spots where everything vibrates.
Today it was so sparkly I wished Victoria could see it. And yep, I know how nuts that is!
Ocular migraines (or “auras”) typically come first and then the pain comes later. The pain today came a few minutes later and got worse and worse as the day progressed. The lightning bolts went away and I was left with a plain old migraine. We kept doing fun stuff anyway. I slept on the way home and threw up at the end of the day. Which is why I’m not posting a billion pictures till tomorrow.
I had a dozen miscarriages before these kids and no migraines. These children drive me up and down the wall several times a second, but if I have to live life with funhouse vision in trade then I guess I can deal with that.
Not that I don’t gripe and whine and get grumpy and act pouty plenty of the time, but today as I stood at the bottom of a sledding hill surrounded by laughing children running around with pancakes and sleds, I just watched the flashing lights and wished I could take a picture to show my kids. It really was a particularly pretty migraine.
Prepare for a billion pics tomorrow. Tonight I’m going to find some mashed potatoes and sleep and sleep and sleep. 🙂