Thursday, February 9, 2012

dang nabbit!

i am supposed to be at something called a "scentsy" party in an hour. something about smelly candles and things. my friend S invited me. a party for just the girls. when she invited me she said "you HAAAVE to get away from him some of the time!!!"

no, i don't. i have been unwell for 4 full days now and the only thing that has kept me fed and hydrated is my jambaloney. i hate putting this kind of pressure on him - but he is the only person i trust when i am feeling so incapacitated.

i had to cancel going to the scentsy party. i am just not up for it. migraine sufferers usually have a problem with light, sound and...well...smells.

if you are interested, a gentleman who is also known as my friend Duke has an excellent post up about the importance of training with weapons, and not the kind of training where you go to the range on a saturday afternoon with your starbucks and golf buddies. i hope that any of you who are interested will read...and learn.

i gotta run. but thankfully the migraine is now just a headache. thank you for all of your well wishes. especially Matt and North. thanks buddies.

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  1. :D Yeah, a Scentsy Party would not have helped a headache not just because of the smell, but the price is outrageous. I went into shock when I saw the cost of them, but felt obligated to buy something so...I own two burners from Scentsy.

    Scentsy sells electric burners that you melt wax in, but I swear they put off a much stronger scent throw than a candle. Did I ever telly you that I have a candle closet...no kidding...I love candles. LOL!

    I am glad you're feeling a teeny-tiny bit better. Have a good weekend you two.

    Love
    ~Fel~

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    1. Fel - i heard from some other people that the scentsy stuff is pretty expensive - i guess the migraine saved me some money as i would have felt obligated too!

      and ya - you did tell me about your candle closet - bahahaha!

      you have a great week, my friend!

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  2. Yeah the scent thing will trigger a migraine quicker than lightening. I usually get these "flashes" when I close my eyes before my migraines hit. I hope you get to feeling better!

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    1. mmasse - you are dead right! smells, lights and sound bother me when i have a migraine or feel one coming on. i don't get the flashes but know a lot of people who do. mine start with a slow creeping of tension up my spine that i don't realize until my head starts pounding.

      anyway, thanks for the kind words. i appreciate it, my friend!

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  3. Here I drop by after days away and you get sick...sorry. If you can find a liquor store up there in the snowy northwoods, get a bottle of Southern Comfort. Warm it and drink the entire bottle. I swear, the headache will fade away, or at least you'll not remember it. Sorry, sweet girl.

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    1. bahahahahah! no way, jose - that would just make me sicker! thanks, sweet friend!

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  4. Thanks for the plug, hope you get to feeling better soon.
    Duke.

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    1. feeling much better now! thanks Duke, buddy!

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  5. My guess is that Duke does not make it into too many posts that include the subject of scented candle parties! LOL.

    I am getting hives and sneezing just thinking about it.

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    1. bahahahahaha - that's a good one Russell! i try to keep the posts varied and such!

      i hear you about the hives. i don't normally like smelly things but was invited to the party and really did want to go to see my friends but am kinda' glad that i didn't go. i know. my bad.

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  6. I hate migraines. They plague me. Luckily I have a med that makes them better than they were but when I feel sick I still get them. I feel your pain! Rest. Feel better.

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    1. thanks Lila. you know exactly what i am talking about.

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  7. I hear Stephen downed that bottle of Southern Comfort at the strip club before he hurt himself again. Better get well soon Kymber if you're gonna put him in line.

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    1. PioneerP - you be getting me riled if what you say is true. thanks for the update on Stephen. i'm getting my *ss-kicking boots on right now. Stephen better go and hide somewhere fast!

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  8. I am praying for my Kymber to feel better-short and sweet-hoping you are better as you read this.

    xoxoxo
    Jennifer

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    1. darlin, your prayers worked. i am feeling much better now! thanks, sweetie! xox

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  9. Get better. My mother has suffered with these for as long as I can remember. They are no joke. I'm glad jambaloney is doing his due diligence and keeping you comfy.

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    1. 45er, buddy, you know exactly what it is like! i feel sorry that your mother suffers from them, too. they suck. but, yes, i have jambaloney taking care of me when they hit and that makes them that much easier to deal with!

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  10. Nothing worse than a headache (except maybe toothache). Hope yours is better before mine :)

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    1. Dani - mine is better. how is yours? i hope that you are through yours by now.

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  11. Anything that has to do with scents is off limits for me. Stay away if you already have a headache. I would have gotten a migraine just thinking about having to go there. Get better.

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    1. thanks PracticalP. i normally don't do scents either. i just wanted to go and see my friends. kinda glad that i didn't tho, to be honest.

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  12. No, you certainly can't go to a "scent party" of any kind with even a waning migraine. That would be like accepting a job operating a jackhammer while having sinusitis ! I hope you are as right as rain very soon.

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    1. Jane - you are dead right! and i am finally feeling better. thanks, hon!

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  13. Migraines are a nightmare. Personally I can't think of anything worse than a party just for girls, or one just for boys for that matter, I prefer to have a mix of genders myself. :)

    Get well soon!

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    1. Joey - i don't like gender parties either. but since we are still new here and still meeting new people and the woman hosting the party is someone from our neighbouring community, it was a chance to get to meet some new women. thanks buddy!

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  14. Migraines, yuck! I take 1000mg of Ibuprophen up to three times to knock out headaches. If that doesn't work, I start mixing in Tylenol and caffeine. There's nothing worse than trying to "ride out" a migraine/headache.

    Anyway, your story of someone telling you that you needed to get away from your man reminds me of a best friend I had to abandon years ago. After I met my wife and returned to visit my old friend, he kept telling me we needed to go out and party and leave the women at home. I didn't agree with that then, and I don't agree with it now. There's not very many things that I want to do without my wife. We do just about everything together.

    Hope you find a good remedy for your pain.

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    1. Jeep Dad - you tell it, Sir! woohoo! thank you for sharing your story. me and jambaloney pretty much do everything together and i am glad to hear that you and your wife are the same. he is my best friend, my partner and my confidante. i can't think of anything that i want to do without him.

      i have tried a variety of medicines and pills and herbal remedies and whatnot - nothing seems to work. i actually do just ride them out and it sucks! i'll try your combination on the next one i get.

      again, thanks for sharing your story. i really appreciate it!

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  15. Kymber - No way ! I've been knocked out all week with a whopper migraine from hell too. Glad you never went to the scentsy party ! You saved yourself from further pain - in your head as well as your wallet.

    Get well real quick my friend ... healing vibes sent your way. I hope you guys have a great week-end - and a big hug to Jambaloney for being such a terrific support to you !

    Love
    Helga xoxo

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    1. Helga- what is it with me and you and our strange synchronicity?!??! this a few weird things that seem to happen to both of us at the same time?!?!?!

      i am feeling much better today. jambaloney says to give you a virtual kiss on the cheek for always being so sweet. love back to you, hon! xox

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  16. I'm so sorry that you're stil now feeling well:( I can't handle all those scents even when I'm not sick....bleh. I hope you are all better soon.

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    1. much better now, my friend! i don't like them smelly things either - bleck!

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  17. Get well soon. I did, you can too!

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    1. thanks Max. i am better now and glad that you are too!

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  18. Jambaloney sounds like my Reno-man. When I'm really unwell no one else will do. I love it when he sits close and plays quiet tunes on his guitar until I fall asleep. I'm sure that wouldn't be good for migraines, but it works for my ailments :-) I hope headache leaves you soon.

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    1. much better now Sue. and ya - jambaloney and Reno-man are very much alike and we are very lucky to have them! lots of love to you - xox!

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  19. I hate that darn scentsy stuff...whats wrong with a good old fashioned candle for crying out loud!. Glad you are feeling better. and JB sounds like an excellant nurse...whoohoo..a male nurse! hubba hubba. : )

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    1. JUGM - you sure got it - male nurse - hubba hubba - bahahahahah! thanks for the chuckle, hon!

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  20. All of those scents seriously make me nauseous! I don't blame you for not going, especially with a migraine... they are very unmerciful!

    And I completely know what you mean about not having to be away from your man! Although we aren't able to be together every minute of the day, the time we aren't together is spent wishing that we were!

    Hope that nasty headache is completely gone soon!

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    1. Amanda - you and your hubby are like me and jambaloney and i am very glad that you have such a good one! nasty headache is gone and i am feeling muuuuch better. thanks!

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  21. I wound up with a migraine about when my first set of papers came due...they suck. Bad. All I can do is about 1100 mg naproxin sodium (Aleve) over the course of the day, maximum dose of extra strength Tylenol, a lot of caffeine, and (for me) a heat pad on the part of my head that hurts the worst.

    I normally wind up with a cat on the heat pad on my head, but since that helps, I can't complain.

    I'm sorry you got one, but am glad you're over it now. I know what you mean about your man taking care of you--Odysseus and I are exactly the same way.

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