I’m chronicling the changes in my health in regards to a two-year migraine. Both as an aide-mémoire and to help me figure things out as this goes along. Feel free to skip these posts.
Well since my first period started the insane pounding in my head has stopped. Wait go back a couple of steps.
Two and a half weeks after we removed the Implanon from my arm, my first period turns up. Yesterday. As I half-expected it is heavier and longer than usual, but my body is adjusting from two years without any. What is of note, is that the insane thumping in my head has not been there when I wake up either yesterday or today. The pressure has increased. My head has gone back to feeling like my skull will shatter into a million pieces if I touch one hair. But at least the pounding I wake up with is gone. It comes back as soon as I hear any noise, but I don’t wake up with it. I count this as an improvement. I wonder what will happen after the period ends.
The other fantastic news is that I’ve taught myself to handwrite again. I’ve done this by literally teaching myself to handwrite again. I seemed to have developed a form of, is it dyslexia? when I want to write a T my fingers form an R or an S some completely random letter. The same with numerals.
I’ve discovered that if I form the letters in a completely different way than how I’ve done them for the last 35 or so years then I can get out the letter I want. I guess I am remapping the neural pathways. Do you know how many ways you can actually write an M or a T? Depending on which part of the letter you start, when and where you lift your pen, where you start from to form the next part of the letter. Sure a lot of my writing now looks like a five-year-olds, but I can write the words I want to write.
To me that counts as a success!
I see the Gynaecologist to discuss hormones and migraines on 14 February. Next week.