no i’m not dead


though my brain may be…. i apologize for being gone for so long… yet again… i kept saying i’ll post tomorrow… or i’ll post tonight… or as soon as i get into work i’ll throw something up… and then hell came and took me away and didn’t let me come back…

i’m still not really back… but i’m fighting for a hot minute…

things have been busy like always but about a week and a half ago i started to feel a bit rough again… real tired, sore throat in the morning when i woke up etc… and then i knocked myself out on the basement doorway and that just started my downward spiral…

day after my head butting incident with the doorway i got my first flu shot ever because damn it if i was not going to spend an entire winter with a lung infection like last year… wellllll maybe that wasn’t such a smart idea on my part because i have been a basket case since then…

now being very scientific about it i don’t know what has got me out of whack and it is probably a cumulation of things but i am def def def not doing well…

the day after my flu shot i woke up with a bloody nose, which has not really stopped since… now i mean we’re not talking running all over the place bloody nose but if you sneeze its a little yucky u know… and then the migraine came to town… oh hello migraine… i have not missed you… i thought we had broken up? no? news to me?

and for the past 10 days i have not been able to beat the migraine… TEN DAYS people… this is ridiculous… the only upside… i’m sleeping because i’m so worn down from the pain battle i’m in all day… its definitely sinus related and when i got to student health they put me on antibiotics and steroids and decongestants and said in 2 days i should start feeling better…

well the feeling better means a slide down the pain scale from 9 to 7… which i mean i’ll take it… but i would prefer a 3 or a 2 you know…

and in the midst of it all…. midterm week… 3 midterms… 2 papers… homework assignment… and next week 2 more midterms… so needless to say i’m sure the stress is not helping the matter…

i see the “headache god” as people have been calling him in 3 weeks… he’s a headache specialist here in Pittsburgh and its a 4-6 month wait to get in to see him if you are a new patient… insane right??? but i hear its worth it… and if he can’t fix you, no one can…. so please please please headache god… fix me…

so in the midst of the pain and stress and tears and head thumping off walls i have had a little bit of fun… (steroids make you über hungry so i went on a baking spree)… made some of these chocolate chip cookies stuffed with oreo truffle from picky-palate (though i wonder if the 3 cups of flour was a misprint in the recipe because mine def didn’t turn out like that… still ok though because anything with oreo is worth making and eating… all of it…

they were low fat i swear

process them into dust!

i'm not very organized with prep

split the recipe in half because mr. steve doesn't like my secret ingredient

BEST SECRET INGREDIENT... must be in everything... steve is weird

yum yum yum... gimme sum

my great-grandmothers baking sheets... been to hell and back but bake like a DREAM

they lasted 3 days.... i ate steves half too... damn roids...

 

And then i discovered the beauty of the peanut butter, nutella, banana combination… and proceeded to making it every way i could for breakfast…. my one pack of whole grain waffles ended up being breakfast, lunch and dinner one day… and then when those were gone… i moved to pancakes on saturday… just as yummy…

all ya need + waffles which i have to make in the oven since i have no toaster HA

YES!!!!!

 

the only way i kept steve off my plate… the peanut butter… its like an instant repellant… he only does PB&J sandwiches… otherwise he steers clear… such a messed up eater that one is… otherwise he would have been all over the nutella and banana combo… usually we fight over who’s turn it is to buy banana’s letting the last one sit there for a day or two because whoever eats the last one has to go buy the new bunch… yet i’m always the sucker and can’t hold out… such a softy i am…

and then this cutie pie finally made it to the groomers for an officially bath!

all clean!

i’ve been bathing her at home but as tired and worn down as i am didn’t feel like fighting with a great dane in the tub… so she got a cute bandana… its cinco de mayo but still halloweeny enough that it looked über adorable and she rocked it for 2 days before having enough of it…

and yesterday we did our first Bark Busters training session with Avram the Pittsburgh rep… it went great… she took a little while to catch on but when Steve got home he could already tell the difference… hopefully we can keep it up and she’ll be on her way to finally being a well trained dog…

Bark Busters isn’t food motivated training… much more “dog whisperer” type and they use noise distraction with for Minnie is like instant reaction and last night if she even though i was getting ready to use the training tool (noise maker thingy) she calmed down and laid down… amazing! and worth the money i think…  😉

soooooo there’s my super long update… i’m off to class and then my first midterm – biostat of all things… and hoping that i can make it til this evening before my 5 level migraine hits the 7 or 8 level…

any chronic migraine sufferers out there? how to do you battle on days where none of the meds work?

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