Head Trip

Yesterday I got one of the worst migraines ever. Of course, being a girl my husband reminded me that this being the worst migraine ever is something he’s heard at least four times. And he has. But this was one of two headaches that landed me in the ER. If you’ve never had the pleasure of a migraine, it feels like someone’s trying to split your head open with a pair of rusty pliers. Actually, I’m making it sound less painful than it is. It hurts like a motherfucker and if I had to feel like that everyday I’d get in contact with Dr. Kevorkian straight away.

Usually Imitrex is my migraine buddy. Sweet Immy takes the pain away and leaves me headache free in about 30 min. Really. I’d love to do a commercial for them because it’s like magic. But if Immy doesn’t work, which like I said has only happened twice since I was prescribed it, I’m in deep shit.

I tried to ride it out but finally I realized I was no match for the pain and had my husband take me to the nearest place that I could legally score some serious pain killers. I have to tell you all, this was a much better experience (even though I was the one in pain) than when I had to take my daughter in. First off, it was a different hospital because I never want to see the faces of the people that tried thirty times to start an IV in my baby…but that’s an earlier blog. Secondly, no waiting on check stand Morphine. I was only in there 5 minutes when they took me to a bed, curtiously turned the lights off and shot me up with Toridol (for migraine sufferers this is a non narcotic anti-inflammatory drug and it really works) then after the doctor, the kind kind doctor, looked me over, I was injected with my morphine and anti neaseau drug so I could stop puking. 10 minutes later, good as new. We were at Quizno’s by lunchtime.

Big shout out to my husband for skipping his whole morning of work to deal with me and my aching head. And a shoutout to my sitter for getting to my house as quickly as possible. Wow, that was a great blog entry. I’m so glad I got to share. But if you’ve never had a migraine you just lost 5 minutes of your day to my blog and if you have had one, well, you are feeling sorry for me right now so it’s worth it.

P.S. If you’ve read my book and liked it at all, please go to Amazon and review it cause it makes me feel really good to see reviews and it makes my publishing company believe people might like it.

Posted by Stefanie Wilder Taylor on April 19, 2006 8:02 pmUncategorized4 comments  


  1. Jess Riley said,

    So sorry to hear about your migraine! Holy crap it sounded awful. I had a headache all day but nothing nearly as bad as yours.

    | April 20, 2006 @ 5:26 am

  2. akeeyu said,

    Have you tried the snorty version of Imitrex? It comes in a little plastic doohickey that looks like a toy rocketship and you cram it up your nose and squeeze, and in five minutes, the migraine? Not so much. The disgusting Imitrex residue running down your throat persists for about a half an hour, but really, after your head stops hurting, you don’t give a shit.

    | April 20, 2006 @ 5:48 am

  3. Cory said,

    Stefanie- I just bought your book yesterday, and you rock. It is hilarious. And I love that the majority of moms have those same feelings and no one ever wants to say them out loud – kudos to you! I’ve only been through 4 chapters, and I can’t even tell you how many things you wrote that I can totally relate to (my daughter is 3 next week). I just went to Amazon and sent one to my best friend as a surprise. Thanks for putting all of your stories and thoughts into one hell of a well-written book!

    | April 20, 2006 @ 5:24 pm

  4. Krisco said,

    That stinks. Sorry to hear it.

    | April 22, 2006 @ 9:05 pm

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