Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Some what cooler...

4th Feb 09 2

4th Feb 09

It’s been getting cooler and so I’ve pulled out my tights, a lovely woolen grey and white skirt and my lovely vintage oxfords. Normally Dunedin gets a warm snap at the end of February so I’m looking forward to that.

Yesterday I was sick – I woke up with the fourth migraine I’ve ever had in my life. The first time I ever got a migraine was my first year at university, I initially got what I call ‘sparkly eyes’ (lots of random colour and sparkles in your vision, and it’s kinda hard to see anything). The sparkles lasted for about 10minutes and then went away, I then went to class and sat in the middle of a huge lecture theatre (luckily up the back) and about half way into the lesson I started feeling like I was about to vomit, so packed up all my stuff and left with the whole room staring at me - it would have been more embarrassing if I threw up in there though!!. It took me a while to get home on a normal 10minute walk because of all the stops next to bushes that I had to make. I eventually made it to my room and put my head in a bucket and then the headache started. Migraines are just the worst kind of headache, you can’t move or do anything except lay there, and no matter how much medication you take, it doesn’t take the edge off.

I always feel a bit pathetic when I’m sick, I feel like I should just snap out of it especially if it’s on a work day. I’m not a slacker when it comes to my job and I feel like if I’m sick then I’m slacking off and making everyone else do my jobs – I told everyone that I would be checking emails from home and that I would come in in the afternoon if my nausea subsided, but my awesome team told me not to come in even if I was feeling better and that they were coping just fine and gave me strict instructions to stay in bed.

When others are sick I’d do just about anything for them if they thought it would make them better, but I just don’t have the same sympathy for myself. Is that strange?

Xx
Jen

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16 comments:

  1. You look lovely. I adore the detail of the scarf.

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  2. Oh dear. I've never experienced a migraine, but I've been told they're absolutely dismal. I'm sorry to hear you had to endure one! :(
    Feeling better today?

    I adore this outfit! You look lovely :)

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  3. I love the shoes in this outfit, they look great. Hope you're feeling better soon--- having been incapacitatingly sick myself recently I have lots of sympathy! And I too always feel guilty about missing obligations when sick--- but people usually really do understand. Sometimes you gotta just stop and take care of yourself.

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  4. Aw, no! Hope you're feeling better now - your outfit is simply delightful! :)

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  5. Yuck... I have had a migraine before, and all I did was sleep and sleep. I was so exhausted and nauseous if I got up and walked around.

    I hope you are feeling better now! Take care of yourself & drink some hot tea! That always makes me feel loads better :)

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  6. It's terrible feeling guilty about taking a sick day! That happens to me too. Nothing a jauntily tied scarf such as yours can't fix! ;)

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  7. Sorry about the migraine - they are the worst.

    On a positive note you look fabulous, and I'm loving that outfit something rotten.

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  8. Migraine is a bitch... I've only had it once and I never want to go there again! I love your outfit though :)

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  9. Ugh, migraines are the worst. I've had the sparkly eye thing before too followed by the awful headache. Never the nausea and vomitting though, that sounds miserable.

    Glad to see you're feeling better though :) Your skirt is fantastic!

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  10. Lovely scarf, and I JUST Thrifted a skirt very similar to yours here the other day! great minds think alike!

    Unfortunately great minds also seem to have migraines alike because I got one the other day too which was my 3rd one ever. They are definitely not fun, and I find pain relief actually makes it WORSE! I hope it's a long time before you have to suffer another! your work team sound lovely though!

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  11. I love your outfits! Too cute!

    Thanks.

    Hope you are feeling better.

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  12. Migraines are the WORST! Glad you get them only sporadically.

    Can I hop on that blogroll of yours, lady? (http://www.alreadypretty.com/)

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  13. Your skirt is really cute and a great match for the shirt.

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  14. i love your hair curly!

    i've never had a migraine before. i consider myself very lucky ... your description of it sounds awful.

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  15. I love your style (:

    http://thestitched.blogspot.com/

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  16. I love the chicness of this outfit, wonderful!

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Jen