Bodhi update and migraines

After taking my run Sunday, I walked Bodhi 7 whole tenths of a mile. When we got home, he was limping and breathing heavily. It was only about 65 degrees when we went out, but apparently even that was too much for him. I feel bad when he doesn’t get any exercise, but I get worried when he does get exercise and it seems to be too much for him. He only limped for a minute or two, and when Amy showed up later he had no problem at all leaping around the living room, so I don’t think he was actually injured, but I really don’t know what is going on for him. He went right to sleep as soon as the house quieted some, so I think he continues to be extra tired after just a short walk.

I had another migraine too. I started writing down how often I have to take medication again, and as a fellow migraine sufferer said to me, “if you are writing it down, it’s probably too many.” I started because Amy commented recently that I seem to have more migraine days than non-migraine days, and I got concerned. Since I have been writing it down, I 3 out of 5 were medication days. That is not good (duh) so I am back on the path again, seeing what I can do to slow them down some.

I have checked into things like migraine food triggers, and of course stress, but I also know that a lot of it might just be bad body mechanics after my motorcycle accident. I only had one or two headaches in my life before the accident that I thought might be migraines, and many, many after, so it seems pretty likely. That doesn’t mean that I don’t have any triggers, or that I always do what I need to to avoid such triggers. This one is a perfect example. I slept poorly Saturday night, then got up and went for a run. I finished my whole 5 miles (yay) even though at half a mile I could feel my footfalls inside my head (boo). Sometimes exercise actually seems to help, but I kind of knew Sunday morning I wasn’t feeling good enough to run. And once I was out, I just kept going. When I got home, did I drink a nice protein shake or eat a quick meal? Nooooo. Of course not. I started cleaning (prep work for writing, you know). I vacuumed and did some laundry, then Amy came and I chatted with her…. I finally managed to get my first meal in by 230 – that protein shake I should have had earlier. Yes, nothing like exercising when you already feel bad and skipping meals…

So now the count is 4 out of 5. Boo. Crossing my fingers for better sleep and promising myself several decent meals tomorrow.

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Kelly on October 18, 2010 at 10:55 am

    😦 Sorry to hear all of this. Oh Bodhi, what is wrong?? I would be so confused and torn as well. To exercise or not to exercise… And your migraines! How frustrating. I guess yeah, I’d probably feel pretty terrible if I didn’t eat right after a big run. And sleep completely throws me off as well. I’ve heard though that stress is a terrible culprit…my sister is a migraine queen as well. When she’s stressed they’re there all the time. Lets keep that number at 4. Oh and congrats on the 5 miler! You are doing well!! And it is showing 🙂

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