Tuesday a long time friend (my lovely, beautiful, Australian Emily) was due to stay with us for several days throughout mid week. I began the day of her arrival with a headache. Things quickly took a dive and became a living nightmare. If I could explain the feeling…
“Someone’s punched the back of my eyeballs, the retinas burn in lights, and on top of that a splitting pain sharp and erratic from the base of my skull to the crown of my head”.
Here I am laying in bed in my misery…hahah.
I sat through a meeting with my eyes closed periodically for half of it…and had to keep taking deep breaths throughout the day to prevent myself from vomiting (hindsight: should not have gone to work).
I was at work for half a day before I succumbed and took my leave to head home and hide from daylight. I’m on medicine to cure (hopefully) my lovely friend “mr stomach ulcer”. He’s back again this year… I’m not pleased, because this medicine causes these headaches…which can be quite severe and have sent me to the hospital previously.
Anyway, it was hard my first day with Emily as I was very ill well into the evening. Things improved the next day, thankfully thought I still was feeling a degree of pain.
I’m sooo so so so pleased we got to spend some time with my dear friend. While I was working for the rest of her visit Mike made sure she got to see local sights. Our last night we played the latest game of Mortal Kombat for a few hours (I think?) and couldn’t stop laughing. You can play headless or armless…which makes for a comical battle!
Well, I was bummed to see her leave on Friday morning. We’ve planned to fly over to Melbourne to see her very soon!
The one thing that has lingered on since Tuesday, is this crappy headache. I’ve woken up to day 5 of dull achy head pain. I want to shake my fist at the happy brain gods and force them to give my my happy brain back!
It’s such a shame that medicine that’s meant to make you well, has side effects that can certainly make you feel worse than when you started…
Even though I’ve got a bit of a bad head, it’s raining buckets out today (Saturday), and I’ve decided to change things up and get creative by… baking!
I’ve just improvised with some ingredients, and made what I’m hoping has turned out to be a slightly exotic apple crumble… with coconut, almonds, brown sugar, dried fruits (apricot, currants, raisins) and coriander (in place of cinnamon as my lover does detest that spice!) It’s a nice comfort to sense the butter and sugar and spice baking warm as it disperses the beautiful smell throughout the house!
Lastly, I thought I’d ad another dish that I made recently (I ate it at a cafe and loved it!)… ground chicken, coriander, crisp peanuts, carrot, leafy lettuce, red cabbage, avocado, sesame oil and lime with balsamic dressing.