Sonidos Serranos

Sonidos Serranos: Sounds of the Sierras...
Reflecting some of my family's interests: God's wonderful creation (especially mountains and hills!), music, and language...

Psalm 121:1-2 (NASB)

I will lift up my eyes to the mountains;
From where shall my help come?
My help comes from the LORD,
Who made heaven and earth.

23 June 2017

¿¡Cuántas estaciones!?

When our much-anticipated date to the Teatro Solís (hence the title and pictures) was cut short (initially due to work obligations and subsequently due to one of the worst migraines in years), my man watched over me with neck and foot massages and herbal teas while simultaneously taking care, more than ever, of our Little People and multi-faceted demands of the household here.

Selfie at the Solís

“Las Doce Estaciones” was the title of Tuesday’s concert, featuring works by Lamarque Pons, Vivaldi, and Piazzola on the last evening of autumn. (The pain and nausea forced us to leave before intermission...)

One night’s “sick headache” developed into a series of debilitating and discouraging migraines over the next two days but I’m thankful that – as we keep working on bettering our communication skills (well over “twelve seasons” in!) – my very best friend on earth takes careful, on-purpose care of me in all the “normal” ups and downs of daily life as well as in such details as buying ingredients and working to prepare “Chicken Noodle Soup” from scratch (when that’s the only food that sounds good while trying to recover from these latest migraines), going out to get tickets for the next major soccer game (before limited reduced prices ran out), and buying my preferred herbal toothpaste (two tubes!) just because I think the cheaper off-brand makes my gums sore right now. In so many ways, big and little, he inspires me to believe portions of the Scriptures I might otherwise doubt...

 you, JM! Thank-you for choosing to travel this journey called life with me!


Julie Kieras said...

Hi there! :) I am so sorry to hear about your terrible migraines. I get those from time to time and they are TERRIBLE.
A few things I have found that help - I used to put ice packs on my forehead b/c that is where the pain was, but my chiropractor suggested that I put them behind my neck (where the skull and neck meet), because he says I am having "occipital" headaches and the occipital nerve is back there - and definitely the pain is originating back there but I'm "feeling" it more in my forehead and eye... I find this helps a lot.
Advil reduces the muscle spasms that are probably starting the whole process, and essential oils (Deep Relief and MGrain from Young Living) have always helped as well. I usually do all three! :)
PLUS, yes massage either from hubby or I use one of those massage "handle" things to rub on my neck/shoulders if he isn't home.

praying you don't get another one of those soon - and also congrats to 12+ years (me too as of yesterday!!)


Deborah said...

Thank-you for stopping by with those tips, Julie! (And "Happy Anniversary!") :) But so sorry to hear that you understand migraines through personal experience... :( Thankfully, mine seem to have subsided for now, but I'm gathering info so I can be better prepared... So, thank-you! Hugs!