Wednesday, July 21, 2004
Today was a long day, and ended with a painful headache.  I stayed up late late reading Flannery O'Connor's Wise Blood, then got up early this morning and read for another hour before I had to get ready to go to work for a two hour meeting.  After the meeting, I came home and finished Wise Blood for class at 3:30pm.  Then, I went to class, feeling really tired, but not having any time for a nap.  By the end of class, I started getting a headache.  Landon met me after class (around 6pm) for dinner.  We went to a Vietnamese restaurant, which was mediocre.  After dinner, my headache was only getting worse, so we walked to 7-11, where we bought some tylenol (the only pain reliever pregnant women can take), as well as some juice.  Landon got a slurpee, then we went to class.  During class, my headache only got worse.  After an hour and fifteen minutes, I finally told the professor I had to leave.  She knows that I'm pregnant, and have been getting headaches.  Anyway, luckily Landon and I had two separate cars, so he stayed at class, and I came home.  The headache only got worse and worse.  Finally, I was forced to lay still with a cold wash rag over my head in darkness.  Landon came home and watched Law & Order, but I was sound asleep long before the show was over.  At 1:30am, I woke up, and was pleasantly surprised to discover that the headache was gone.  I don't know what triggered this headache.  I was convinced it was related to eating, but now I think this headache might have been related to not getting a nap or pushing myself too hard.  I have no idea.  It could just be related to the fact that I'm pregnant, and people get headaches when they are pregnant for any old reason.  It is hard to cope with the pain, though, especially when you can't take medication to relieve it.  Tylenol doesn't relieve my headache at all.  Oh, well. 

I'm 11 1/2 weeks now!  Another week and a half, and we'll be out of the first trimester!

--Karli

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