SubscribeStar Saturday is going to be delayed today, likely until tomorrow. Earlier in the week I came down with a mild stomach virus. That morphed into what may have been a mild fever—I’m not sure—and, around Thursday, sharp, stabbing pains on the right side of my head.
I thought I was suffering caffeine withdrawals, as I stopped drinking coffee after Thursday morning when I suffered some lingering side effects of the stomach bug, and also because I was struggling with terrible acid reflux that night.
After treating my caffeine addiction with some Diet Pepsi (which I called my “methadone treatments”)—and then returning to a weak couple of cups of coffee this morning—failed to resolve the issues, I began to despair. Every thirty to sixty seconds I was getting sharp, painful stabs just above and behind my right ear, and even ibuprofen, that wonder drug, failed to have any effect.
Finally, my dear mom suggested I probably had a migraine, and I needed to lie down in a dark room. That almost immediately provided blessed relief after nearly forty-eight hours. I am typing this brief post with “Night Mode” enabled in Windows 10, which cuts the harsh blue light, and wearing sunglasses; I have not experienced a single “spike” while typing it.
Hopefully I’ll be back on the mend tomorrow—which I’ve been saying everyday since Tuesday.
Thanks for your patience.