Monday, April 28, 2008

Diagnosed with migraines

After dealing with headache pains on my own for the last 3 years, I finally went to the doctor because I had used all the over the counter medications out there and all of them stopped working.

I expected them to just prescribe me prescription pain killer and had no idea that at my age that it would be anything like migraines. I was pretty suprised. I thought this happened only to older people. I am 27, and now I will be on Elavil the doctor said "indefinitely".

This came as a huge blow to someone who doesn't like taking medication all the time. Especially being forced to. Elavil has been working beautifully and I've felt normal again. Something I haven't felt in about... 3 years!

My symptoms were:
getting dizzy very easily, motion sickness in the car especially turning corners (and they didn't have to be sharp), pretty much complete loss of energy, no muscle strength, my short term memory was lost; SEVERAL times a day I would go downstairs and forget why I went there; I would talk on the phone and couldn't think of words I was trying to say and it was embarassing so I stopped calling my family, I was irritable, my eyes would flinch just putting the dishes in the dishwasher because sound was sensitive to me, my eyes were sensitive to the sun but I never thought it was a big deal because I had sunglasses, I had headaches starting from the moment I opened my eyes in the morning, so bad that often I would cry.

Never did I realize that ALL of my symptoms were interconnected. That they were the source of one problem, but apparently they are. My doctor told me that I am pretty textbook migraine sufferer.

It took them 2 months to get me on any kind of medication. You have to see a specialist for this problem, and it took a whole of 2 months to even get in to see one. It was an agonizing 2 months since the OTC painkillers had lost their effect on me.

When they did finally start me on Elavil 10mg 1 tablet at bedtime, I had no pain after day 1 of taking it! not only that, but after taking it now for 30 days, I've also noticed that my other symptoms have subsided as well. I have a lot of my short term memory back, I'm not sensitive to noise anymore, I'm happy, I'm active, I was able to start exercising again, I'm not irritable anymore. It's been a big relief. I feel normal!

Now in order to feel normal, I'll have to take this the rest of my life, but it's worth it.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

%Earth Day 2008%

Earth, Day, Happy

Today is Earth Day and although I strive to celebrate it every day, today is a great day for us all to join together to make a real difference in our beautiful earth.

There are many simple things we can do today, and every day and it is growing easier and easier to do them since they are coming out now with tons of eco-friendly products.

Earth Day

just some ideas of what you could do to celebrate the day:

1. Pick up the litter in your neighborhood.

2. Use reusable cups for all of your drinks.

3. Use reusable eco friendly grocery bags.

4. Ride the Metro to work (if you have one in your area, or a bus, or even carpool)

5. Plant a new tree or some flowers with your family or friends.

6. Educate your children on the importance of caring for the Earth.

If you will be in the Washington, D.C. area today, there is a whole list of events going on for Earth Day, and you can check them out here.

earth day

I've heard many common misconceptions lately that "this is an observance of a religion, etc" and people can say as they please, but isn't it just the mere fact that who is going to want to live here in the future if we have trashed our planet. We only have one and regardless whether you worship the earth or not, we should respect that it is a fragile thing and it wouldn't take much to ruin it.

Then where will we live?

celebrate earth day

Missing Heroes?


I know I am!
I got addicted to the NBC show Heroes from the very first episode and since Season 2 was cut short for various reasons, I have especially been suffering.

But there are a few thing that we can do in the meantime until we wait for our favorite heroes to return this fall.

1. Go to the NBC website and watch the first 5 episodes of Season 2.

2. Read the untold story of Hiro and Charlie in the Heroes Novel, "Saving Charlie"

Saving Charlie

I rented this book from my local library (so exited that they had it I scared the librarian when I screamed for joy!)
and that was a few days ago and I am already half way through it! You get to find out all the details of what happened when Hiro teleported and left Ando by himself in the diner, and what took him so long to come back. it's awesome. A must read if you're a heroe's fan like me :)

saving charlie

3. Check out the Graphic Novel, it's awesome! Available where most books are sold
HEROES HC Graphic Novel

I got to take a peek at this one in the bookstore Borders and the stories are quite short, brilliant pictures, and it does fill in little gaps from the show. $30

Monday, April 14, 2008

Come hear me Sing!

I know I'm not awesome, k?
but I do like singing so I tried this.
Tell me your thoughts. I will take constructive critisizm but don't be too mean :P
just click on the link below to hear~

Someday I Will Understand


Wednesday, April 9, 2008

My Latest Dream


Last night, I had a dream that me and my whole family died together. I don't know how it happened, but I just know we had died and were in the afterlife (which in my dream was just wandering around earth in another dimension with other dead people).

There was a book with a portal in it and through it you could transport wherever you wanted to go. We took too long to decide, so the book closed and the portal was gone, but then so was my husband!

So then I was scared, and alone, as a see through dead person... and then I woke up.

Allright, so I was interested to know what my dream may mean, so I ran across this website and this is a little of what it said:

dreams about death signify much needed change in our lives. Such dreams typically herald symbolic rather than literal death. In this way, death dreams let us know that some part of the self needs to be radically reworked, whether it be one's attitudes, emotions, or relationships. Quote from

I'm not sure this explanation satisfied me so I did some more searching, but have come to a dead end really. All I can say is that I have already been trying to give myself an overhaul and change a lot of things in my life, and gain control back since it was not long ago I felt I had lost control. But now that I am stabalizing, I'm not sure how this explanation would apply to me.

Thoughts anyone?

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Outta This World!

We had the chance to go on a field trip as a family, sponsored by the L.I.F.T program our school takes part in, and I think it is just fantastic. I just have never heard of it! Do other schools offer this program?

The bus drove 4 buses filled with families and children to the Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C., and here are a few pictures from our voyage:

Outside of the Air and Space Museum

my son posing in front of the first space shuttle, the "Enterprise" Why did they name it the Enterprise? Surprisingly enough, our tour guide informed us that The ship was to be named with a "C", like Columbia, etc, but the folks over at the show Star Trek called NASA and insisted that the first space ship to go in to space should be called the Enterprise, NASA agreed and they had the name changed

These are photos of a ship that was actually used in the movie "Close Encounters", how cool is that?!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

April Fools Pranks :)

april fools

April fool of the day:

If you need an idea, here is one easy thing you can do to fool that special someone in your family.
The basic idea is that you go into say, your husbands underwear drawer, sew them all together with one or two stitches, and then watch as he tries to figure out what is going on and try to get the strings out!

I got this tip from family
for more tips and April fool's tricks, go here: Family Fun

Casting Crowns - I Know You're There
The song playing is from this CD: