(I’ve tried sending this twice from my Helio, but something seems to be up with it today. Grrrrrrrrr!!!)
… but y’all knew that already, right? ;)
Friday night was fun, but I was in a lot of pain … and standing in a room full of several hundred screaming kids did not help. LOL! I had left work early Friday because I was getting another headache and went home to take a nap. I slept for a couple of hours and downed an assload of Tylenol and felt “ok enough” to head to the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows release party at the McWayne Center. We had a good time despite my being a little “out of it”, hehehe. :) Jim’s mother, brother and his family joined us and fun was had by all. I was really impressed with all the neat little “side shows” they had set up for various Harry Potter-themed activities. Jess had a good time, but around 11 she started winding down — actually, I’m amazed she lasted that long! :)
When the doors opened to hand out the books at midnight, we pretty much grabbed ours and left. I didn’t actually start reading the book until the next morning. Jim and I both spent most of Saturday reading the book. I’ve noticed something — I read much faster when I’m alone. Every time I started crying (from the story), Jim would “check” on me and want to talk. Bless him, I kept telling him “I’m fine, I’m fine, leave me alone!” LOL! I finished the book late Saturday afternoon and I have to say, I’m really impressed.
I don’t want to say any more about it, because I know several friends who are just now getting their copies and/or still reading it. I will hopefully have a chance to post my complete thoughts on its contents in a day or so. (but not without a proper spoiler warning of course!)
I had a horrible headache Saturday (from all the crying) but felt pretty good yesterday. Jessie and I did a little cleaning around the house then took Jim’s mom up on a swimming invitation — that water felt SO GOOD! :)
Today’s doctor’s visit went ok. I explained how my headaches have changed, my symptoms, and what I’ve been taking (which she said was nowhere near the level of medication I needed, surprise surprise!). She thinks my headaches are brought on by stress and gave me some new medication. Basically, I’ll have to take a pill each night to prevent headaches from occurring, and if I *do* get one, I have another pill that I can take to get rid of it (but I’ve been warned of its “loopy” side effects!).
I’m not thrilled about having yet *another* pill to take every day; but hey, if it gets rid of these damned headaches, I’ll deal! (Hey, it’s headache medicine, not a diet patch, LOL!)