Last night I slept like a baby. It had to be that I was dead tired by the time I climbed into bed (more on why later), but I seriously got one of the best nights of sleep in months.

headacheSo, I was incredibly surprised this morning, when I woke up with a pain in my neck that literally crawled up through my head and morphed into a migraine, like some horrible alien in a sci-fi film.

Really? Again? This made my fifth migraine in almost the same number of weeks.

I had so much planned today… I wanted to take a walk with my kiddos, a trip to the park with a picnic lunch, get in a bit of snuggle time with my babies, and maybe even get caught up on some emails.

I was robbed of a perfect day.

***7/10 :: P.S. I forgot to tell you that I’ve had a ridiculous time getting a referral to a neurologist… Still no referral. By the way, I very much dislike my doctor and the PA’s in her office! But, I *have* started physical therapy, so I’m making progress with my neck, at least.***


  1. says

    Oh my goodness Christine. I’ve been on vacation and moving house so haven’t had a chance to check in. Wow. What a time you’ve been having.

    I’m sending lots of healing thoughts to both you and Ethan. I’m praying it was an isolated incident with Ethan. We had to go through that with Flynn last year. It’s very scary especially when there is no reason for it such as a fever.

  2. says

    I know what you mean. I was exhausted yesterday too-the trip {or I should say the flights} sucked all of my energy away-lol.

    Hope you’re feeling better today!

  3. says

    Awww, I’m sorry. I’ve been praying for you. I’ll continue the prayers. Try to hang in there!

    Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all. Psalm 34:19

  4. says

    Sorry to hear about your migraines, but great that you got a good night’s sleep!

    I have insomnia issues and it’s horrible lol

  5. LyndiLou says

    Oh man… I am SOOO sorry!!! I had the 2nd or 3rd migraine of all time last night, so I’m feeling your pain more than usual. I hope that you can find something to work well for you. For now… keep praying and leaning on The Lord… drink LOTS of water and keep the Altoids near (STRONG mint usually helps!)

  6. says

    Oh, Christine! When you’ve got “headaches” as a tag, that’s a bad sign. :(

    Could it be a muscle issue? When I get muscle tension in between my shoulder blades and in my neck, it literally crawls up my neck and into my head. Sometimes the headache that I wake up with after a night of being perfectly still (and therefore the muscles tightening) is the first sign of trouble, rather than pain in the neck showing up first.

    I don’t have a solution, but perhaps if that’s the cause there is a solution out there! Feel better soon!

  7. says

    Hi Christine, first of all I wanted to say awesome job in the Johnson and Johnson videos, Our video was selected as the grand prize winner and we are so thrilled!
    On another note, I noticed your post a couple weeks ago about the migraines and was immediately drawn in. My husband gets migraines about once a month, and it used to be more often, ever since he was 6 years old. We have been trying everything, (they too seem to stem from his neck pain) one thing he thought might be helping was getting rid of caffeine, but last night he got another one so back to square one I suppose. The only thing we see to be a trend is a lack of sleep, which is a hard thing to correct when you are a busy family and hard worker. Anyway, just wanted to share my sympathy with you, and I will let you know if we figure out a solution. God Bless


  8. says

    That’s a migraine? I will wake up with headaches like that for several days in a row sometimes…right up my neck to the top of one half of my head. I always thought they were muscle tension headaches. Yikes. I have found that a cup of coffee and an Aleve dulls the pain considerably, if not completely. Hope you’re feeling better.