Sunday, February 25, 2007

A New, Yet Unwelcome Friend

I made a new friend this past week.

It's name is migraine.

Damn this unwelcome friend! It has caused me to miss 3 days of work which again adds more stacks of cases to handle in the future.

Those past 3 days of productivity loss made me think of what the future holds. The people I care about are mostly outside of the this side of the hemisphere and I miss them. I rarely talk to them because of work and the time difference. The people of the Friday club we called our mischievous group were the closes thing I had to normal way, way back.

This migraine really hurts and it is the first time I've encountered it. I checked with the company doctor on duty and apparently I have been experiencing this for the last 2 years but just lately realizing what it was called as it has become much more persistent in making it's presence known.

I just ignored as a simple headache. (Fun fact: Migraine's can also be signs of a possible aneurysm or so I have heard.)

They call it a complicated migraine, probably brought out from stress, lack of sleep, and other unhealthy activities.

The medical practitioner whom I sought help from tried to pry open what was troubling me. I would have loved to tell him but it is too obscure and many to mention so I deflected the question with another question.

If you knew me well enough, part of that is supporting 2 families although that is not as obvious...

The doctor did try to suggest getting chemical help for sleep. I of course refused because I am not a big fan of sleeping pills. The last time I took a dose, it kept me asleep for more than 12 hours. I woke up still unrefreshed but ready for traveling the urban jungle which is an almost daily event. If you know my work ethic you will realize that I cannot allow myself to succumb to a daily routine of 12 hours of torpor just to keep myself less stressed. The commute itself is time consuming and I do not have a penchant for tardiness unless I am stuck in a no win situation.

So, as I make it through the daily routine, I embrace the problem like an oyster and hope it turns it in to a pearl I can use to my advantage.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

A Valentine Snooze

This week was Valentine's week.

I am again dateless, though there is none to blame but myself as I have not been actively looking for dates on this particular month for the past few years or so.

I always tend to find appealing dates on off months. June or July when it starts to rain (I'd blame the wet, cold weather and need some sort of heat ventilating outlet) or on October to November (Blamed on the cold once again)

Now when I read this post over it seems I have limited my very rare romantic periods to odd seasons. I guess it's because I love to shock and leave subtle surprise gawking from another person's face.

Ahh, 'Tis really exhilarating to see the effects you bring on people.

Now back to the dreary days ahead on this odd month of romance.....which is currently a snooze!