so- i've been suffering from major major migraines this weekend. my migraine on sat night was so bad, i was seriously contemplating launching myself out from our 2nd story window, aiming for the right throbbing side of my head to land head-first onto the concrete-gravel walkway outside our house. with a splat, that would eliminate the painful throb in my head forever.
but i thought- what a mess? now who'd clean that up! seriously, if our form in the afterlife were to be the form we take during the seconds before our death (ala neil gaiman's Stardust) i'd be a really ugly figure. even if i were to miraculously find my way into heaven's gates, none of the handsome virgins that bathe by the milky river would want ever to hump me, if i looked like that for all eternity, right?
so- i sucked up the pain, begged hubby to come back quickly from his night out from fishing. he did, and promptly brought up a bowl of ice-chips which i needed, for my gums felt sore too, and he pressed my head till a good 4am, while my 3rd round of painkillers kicked in. i woke up with a numdber version of my migraine. and my head still dun feel right, right now.
i thought it was my teeth. maybe a HUGE ASS cavity, so skipping work yesterday i headed off to the dentist.
dentist: have you been under a lot of stress lately
eveel: Duh! like Yeah!
dentist: have you been sleeping well?
eveel: are you blind? can't you see this giant, not so cute panda in your dentist stool right now? oh right, you just look at teeth, well yeah i haven't been sleeping well.
dentist: i think you've been doing a fair share of teeth-grinding?
eveel: well, hubby's mentioned it like just about a million times, and that was just today!
(lol...seriously, he hasn't lah!)
anyway, i had hurt my something in my jaw, from my teeth-grinding or 'bruisxm' and jaw-tension at night. can you believe? all this work stress is being exercised via my teeth-grinding and jaw-clenching, that is in turn causing my migraines, as my teeth grind and bite down so hard that i literally strain muscles in my face/jaw.
in fact, my dentist advised me to massage my face, like you would a sore leg muscle, to help it heal faster.
sigh..can you believe? worse of all, i had to cough up $400 to custom make a jaw guard, to help prevent teeth-grinding, and my jaw from totally dislocating itself. sigh....at least, my teeth won't get ground down to dust.
now, let's see what i can do about all this work-stress..
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