At this age of 42, I am just diagnosed with migraine.
Three weeks ago, I had a strange vision. A part of my sight was mosaicked... and it didn't go whatever I do; see only with one eye (both left and right), close my eyes, cover my eyes with hands. Scary. Am I having a stroke? Or is this the first symptom of something horrible, and am I gonna lose my sight?..
After 20 minutes or so, the mosaic slowly moved toward left side of my sight and went out. I was left with mild fuzziness in my head. No headache. No blackout. OK.
The next day, I visited a local general hospital and after a brief session at info/admission counter, I was squeezed in the pretty long waiting line at (the only one at the hospital, works only once in a week) neurologist's office. She asked how it started, how it gone, how I felt during and after it, and worried about the possibility that a blood clot in my brain giving pressure on my optic nerve. She almost sent me to a larger hospital for a quick MRI in case I am in the danger of stroke or cerebral hemorrhage, and asked me once again how "the strange mosaic" looked, to fix a letter explaining my symptoms.
Me:"It didn't go even when I close my eyes, and look only with one eye, both left and right..."
Dr.:"Oh, even when you close your eyes? (RELIEF) It's just a migraine."
Me:"Migraine? But I didn't have any headache, bad or light."
Dr.:"Must've been only the premonitory symptom."
So, I got a CT-scan on that day and an MRI on the next week, cleared for any life-threatening disease.
Dr.:It's not so common you start having a migraine in your 40's. It means your blood vessels are young and flexible. Congrat's!
Me:... Is there any possibilities that I have had it all the time and didn't notice?
Dr.:Oh, yes. You might have been taking it as a part of your PMS.
Me:Hmmm. So, what can I do about it? I mean, am I going to have severe headaches from now on?
Dr.:We can't predict that. But if you do, there are good medicines, just to treat your pain or to work on your nerves. See, MIGRAINE IS LIKE YOUR BODY TYPE, RATHER THAN A DISEASE. Let's just deal with the pain, and wait for the day it ceases when your arteriosclerosis goes far enough. Ha-ha!
Me:Er, ... yes, thank you.
So, I got prescribed two three-day (expected) headache sessions worth of pain-killer (loxoprofen) to see how it works and how often I need it.
So far, I only need one dose, three times, which means my headache is not so severe. SO FAR.
Good side? I finished this when I was waiting for the appointment.
Pattern; LionBrand free pattern, on the back of the label.
Yarn;LionBrand Sock-Ease in Cotton Candy
Needles;JP #1 bamboo DPNs
And made a great chunk of this;
Pattern;Joanna's Poncho by Laura L. Green. I tweaked a bit to fit to my daughter and her school bag.
Yarn;Hamanaka Wanpaku Dennis in my stash. Color choice and arrangement was done by my daughter, our house artist. On the collar, a ball of fancy and soft yarn is knit on to stop the itchiness.
Needles; JP #6 (3.9 mm)bamboo circular needles
Note; My daughter loves it. And I made it in time for chilly mornings-but-not-so-cold-daytime autumn days. Phew. But, you know, I can't tell if one or two of my headache was caused by the intense knitting session for this poncho. Boy, I need a Shiatsu.