Well, hello there strangers!
I took an unexpected blogging hiatus for almost the entire month of July. At first it was because I wasn’t feeling all too well. I had (and still sometimes do) a headache/migraine every day for nearly 24 days. That was fun! It would go away with sleep, and return around noon, sometimes even earlier, the next day. I didn’t feel like doing anything and it made me really depressed. I wanted to die, which made it hard to take care of Lachlan. Brian had to leave work early a few times to come help me take care of him. I went into desperation mode when I went to urgent care to try and break it with a “migraine cocktail” and that didn’t work. I took a steroid taper twice (Medrol then 2 weeks later, Prednisone), which has worked successfully in the past for me 3 times before, but for whatever reason, neither worked this time. But the Prednisone did succeed in making me feel like I was having a 24/7 panic attack on top of the head pain. So I ended up seeing a neurologist who got me back on nortriptyline as a preventative treatment. It’s also an antidepressant which will help my anxiety. I think it was the right time to get back on it and I’m glad I’m taking it. I was on it for 5 years before, but stopped when I tried to get pregnant and was hoping I wouldn’t need to go back on it again. But here we are! So far I’ve had 3 days in a row headache free, but it could just be a coincidence. The meds take weeks to kick in so…
Anyway, on a lighter note, if you follow me on Instagram, you saw that we spent last week in Wildwood and Cape May NJ for our first family vacation and Lachlan got to meet all his cousins and his Mima and Poppy (Brian’s parents) and his great grandma. It was lots of fun. Chaotic and overwhelming trying to coordinate 8 adults and 4 kids in a hotel at times, but fun. And I got some really great photos that I can’t wait to edit. While we were there, Lachlan turned 8 months old and I swear, coming back home these 10 days later, he seems like a different baby doing different things. He is SO close to crawling, got another tooth, is babbling more. I’m working on getting a post together about our trip.
It’s been hotter than hell lately. I really hate the summer, guys. I can not wait for the fall already. The heat makes me feel sick and headache-y, I don’t wanna go outside and take walks (to *ahem* find Pokemon) because I feel like I’m dying. So in the meantime, I’m dreaming up ideas for fall crochet projects I want to tackle.
That’s it for now. I hope to get back on schedule and I have a few posts I plan to share over the next week or so now that I’m back and as long as the headaches stay under control. Even one from the fourth of July that I never got around to sharing. Stay tuned!