Ramblings of a Sick Person

I have been seriously under the weather the last few days. Nauseous, throwing up, dizzy, shaky, headaches – the works. There are a few things that make me feel better when I am sick, or at least mentally they make me feel better!

Hot Chocolate

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But obviously with a thousand more marshmallows. I usually don’t even drink all the hot chocolate, I just eat all the hot chocolate soaked marshmallows and what’s around those. Once the marshmallows are done, I’m done with the drink.

Archie Comics

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There is nothing like an Archie Comic. I cannot remember a time when I didn’t read them. When my sister and I were little our Dad would take us to the Wee Book Inn and we would trade all our Archies for ones we hadn’t read. Whenever I am having a bad day and feeling sorry for myself, I buy an Archie Comic. Betty and Veronica Double Digest is obviously the best. I know I’m thirty years old but they just make me feel good. I will force them on my own children for sure.

Shopping Online

This is especially fun because you can do it sitting on your ass in sweatpants, and you don’t have to talk to any sales people or try anything on when you feel crappy. Sweatpants are up there with things that make me feel better as well. I am starting a new job in a week and a half (really excited!) and it’s business casual. I have a lot of dresses and skirts that would be appropriate but I will still be doing a lot of skills (this new job is in home care) so pants are definitely in order. I’ve been browsing a lot of that kind of work stuff, but mostly bags, shoes and accessories I really can’t afford right now! Some of my fav sites are shopbop.com, revolveclothing.com, saks.com, asos.com and I think I’m on neimanmarcus.com in this pic. Did you know Saks is coming to Canada? The Bay bought it.

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Migraines

I really can’t remember a time when I didn’t get migraines, I’m just really prone to them. When I was going through puberty I would get them once a month. Anyone who gets them knows there is nothing like the pain of a migraine. Usually when I get sick a migraine comes along with it, and yesterday was one of those days. I get really, really bad and intense aura before the pain comes and sometimes I think that is worse then the actual headache. It starts out as a kaleidoscope effect in my right eye and gets bigger and bigger until I basically lose all my vision in that eye and part of my left. I get really confused and I just become so out of it.

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The only thing I have found that ever truly works for me to get rid of a migraine is this analgesic called Mersyndol. It’s got codeine in it and I’m pretty sure it’s part muscle relaxant part pain killer. It knocks me out almost immediately, but when I wake up the migraine is gone. I haven’t found anything else that can get rid of it. Yesterday I took one and slept for three and a half hours. The last few times I have had a migraine I’ve been getting this pre aura aura. Like I get this weird sensation an hour before that something is wrong, and a wave of like, sheer panic. Is that prodrome? Has that ever happened to anyone other migraine sufferers out there? Thoughts?

On a happier note, I have a couple current obsessions.

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I don’t know where this stuff came from or what it’s deal is, but I LOVE it! I got it for $2.50 at Save on Foods (that only got me two applications though).Β  It’s a deep conditioner, and since I wash my hair so infrequently I almost always deep condition. Just make sure to really rinse or you wil have issues with build up. This made my hair really soft and managable, and smells good. I would definitely recommend.

lotion

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I used to really dislike Victoria’s Secret lotions. I thought there were cheap and not moisturizing. But I tried their ultra mosturizing ones and they are nice and thick and lock in moisture. I don’t know if these are new or I just discovered them but I’m sold. This Grapefruit and Red Lily is my current favourite. They also have a Lemon Escape scent that I am a fan of, but I love citrusy smelling lotions.

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IN LOVE!!! This is Chloe’s Marcie Medium Stud. I love the size, the colour, the saddle shape, the studs, everything! It’s in my dreams.

I don’t know why I insist once a year in dying my hair brown, I never, ever stick with it. I always go back to blonde within two months max. You’re a blonde Alex! Deal with it! So, clearly I’ll be going back to blonde at my appointment next Saturday. But I have really been having the urge to cut it. I’m really fickle when it comes to my hair, nothing ever makes me happy. I think a long bob would be so cute and fun, and it’s not that big of a change. These are the babes that are currently inspiring me.

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Back to nursing this sickness, being a baby and generally feeling sorry for myself. Writing this post actually took a lot out of me!

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5 thoughts on “Ramblings of a Sick Person

  1. Being sick is horrible! I hope you feel better soon. I too love many of the things you mentioned. Hot chocolate with marshmallows, Archie comics, and online shopping. I’m also the opposite of you with hair color. I’m naturally a brunette, but I always want my hair to be more blonde.

    As for migraines, I do tend to get a weird sensation before the aura starts. It actually begins hours or even a full day before. I’ll get really cranky and feel off. Then, a few minutes before I get it, I feel like something is wrong and I’ll get this whole body sensation of feeling really light. I usually only get them once every 6 months or so. Sometimes less. But I dread them.

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