My eyes popped open this morning about five-thirty in the a.m. and I immediately became aware of a splitting headache.
A little background. I was close to being killed off in a car accident in 1994. I driving down a secondary highway enjoying a summer day with no deadline to get anywhere. A guy on a side road drove through a stop sign and hit the car dead centre on the passenger side nearly slicing the car in half. Nothing was broken and I did not end up in the hospital. My neck was another story. I had horrible headaches almost daily for two years.
The frequency of the headaches tapered off over the years. I still get them it is just rare when they occur. This morning there was no escape from the pain. No position was comfortable. I tried sleeping it off. The pain kept waking me up. It felt like the vertebrae in my neck had suffered muliple fractures. It is very hard to focus and concentrate when even blinking hurts. The room had a mild spin to it and my vision was off. Of course I had no drugs at my residence. I put up with it as long as I could and with a lot of pain I went to my office and threw back some drugs I had in my desk. Hours of sitting in the dark with enough medication in my system I might be getting back to the land of the living. I find that something with a muscle relaxant works the best. Sometimes nothing works except time.
I hate headaches. For the obvious reasons and that it is not a visible injury. If you have a broken limb or some visible injury it is blatant that you are in a lot of pain. People cannot see a headache and I think people at times think it is not that bad and you are exaggerating. I have to be careful with certain activities or I may wake up the next day with debilitating pain. Life goes on.