Activity vs Energy

Two perfect words popped up as prompts today: activity and energy. This is a great follow-up to my migraine poast because many days are a balancing act between wanting to participate in more activities and lacking the energy because of dealing with a chronic disease. Managing migraine is a serious job.

Today is a good example. I woke with a bad migraine and had to take Rx meds in order to go to work (Excedrin was not gonna cut it). They helped, but by the time I got home I was exhausted. I have no “spoons” left for anything social, and right now I am trying to summon up some scraps of energy to do a bit of exercise. This is pretty ordinary for me and I’m sure other chronic pain people can relate.

Check out Amanda Workman’s article about how migraines affect our social life. She really nails it.

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Btw, it was amusing trying to find a scales or balance photo in the WordPress free media library. Scales produced snakes, and balance gave me yoga. So, I had to steal from Google. Whaddaya gonna do?

4 responses to “Activity vs Energy

  1. Oh, this brought it all back. I used to be a migraine sufferer. The menopause released me from its grip. Hooray for older age!

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  2. Maybe migraines run in families? My dad used to have them, and both my daughters do. I used to have really bad headaches, but wouldn’t call them migraines, except one I know of. Mine finally went away the older I got, too.
    Wishing you more pain free days. ❤

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