Well, the first storm of the month has passed; meaning my first week traveling for work went okay.  It was very warm and required a lot of walking and using stairs.  I easily lost weight this past week, which kind of makes it a good week.  I spent most of the time working on site and sleeping.  I didn’t have much time to myself.

The headaches weren’t around much until Friday.  Around 10am, I noticed a headache starting.  I only had two Tylenol on me which helped a little.  When my boss and I were in the airport around 3pm, it hit me like a fridge.  Right around when we sat down to wait for our plane, I couldn’t handle it any more.  I went and got a soda for both of us and spent $7.99 on a little bottle of Excedrin.  Stupid here checked all my meds.  When I got back I told my boss I felt like I was getting a migraine.  Up until this point, I have not mentioned any “ailments” to my boss or coworkers.

What shocked me is he responded with, yeah I get those too.  Talk about relief.  He’s had migraines since he was 10 years old, making nearly 40 years of his life affected by migraines.  How shitty.  He and I talked about our migraines and realized we actually had something in common outside of work.  It was nice to feel like I didn’t have to hide it any more from him.

The headache didn’t go away for almost two hours.  I haven’t had a headache like this since fall.  I felt like I was going to throw up on the airplane.

I go back again tomorrow morning.  It’s nice working somewhere other than my cubicle, but I don’t think I can handle a career doing this very often.  This was an evaluation for me as well for a new type of job.  We’ll see where it goes.

Categories: Headaches


I'm a 20-something full time geek, part time student and photographer with a life partner, dog, house, and the two cars. I also have an ice pick in my left temple every day.

1 Comment

ErinM · May 9, 2007 at 3:19 PM

Sorry to hear you were feeling so badly. Traveling tends to give me migraines, too. Only on the first day though. Typically after that, I’m better than I would be at home.

Hope you’re feeling better
(gentle hugs)

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