Jenny La Fleur
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not a good week
After a two day heat wave, cooling back down for two days and rain today I was hoping my head will get over itself and the now 5 day migraine would end this morning. No luck, it's still there. Moo.

It's SO frustrating! I have things to do, people to call, life to live! I've been stuck alternately whimpering in pain & headache nausea or feeling just better enough to feel guilty for not getting anything done (the best the pain meds can do). At least I've had good company. Dad has been home since Wednesday with a stomach bug. It's been heaps of fun at Chateauwhite this week as you can imagine.

I've managed to get a tiny, tiny bit of work on the Diva done. I figured it was the best project to work on while one is miserable because really it's been a pretty miserable project. It's discouraging to take apart so much of your own work. The bodice alteration and re-sewing of the skirt, no problem. It had to be done. But the sleeves (which I am still not happy with despite the futzing - wish I had enough fabric to re-cut them!) and the trim has been painful.

I'm to the Fray Check phase which frankly I hate. This is why I never normally use the stuff, so tedious and miserable. Not a good task for a perfectionist. I have no choice this time though, unless I want to hem everything, which would be ick.


Of course I know everything seems worse to me because I'm in pain and the head isn't functioning well at the moment. I'm trying to keep things in perspective but I'm freaking out over the lost days I can't get back and the frustration that is my life at the moment.


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cracked_code From: cracked_code Date: July 10th, 2010 01:08 pm (UTC) (link)

Get Better

You must get better. Quickly.

That's an order.

jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: July 10th, 2010 01:14 pm (UTC) (link)

Re: Get Better


Of course everytime I think my life sucks and how much suffering it involves I think - I could feel like this and be at ODS and have to be outside in a poly uniform. It helps. :P
cracked_code From: cracked_code Date: July 10th, 2010 01:19 pm (UTC) (link)

Re: Get Better

Yes, that will keep your spirits up!

We are in civies for the first time this weekend. It is glorious! I thought I loved Patagonia before, but those feelings pale in comparison to the esteem in which I hold them now.

Two words: technical fabric...

Have to admit the summer whites DO look spiffy...glad you get to see those!

jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: July 10th, 2010 01:24 pm (UTC) (link)

Re: Get Better

Very spiffy - yes at least you are looking good while suffering. Can you imagine suffering and to look less than blah. (you know the branch I'm thinking of!) Horrors! :P
cracked_code From: cracked_code Date: July 10th, 2010 01:33 pm (UTC) (link)

Re: Get Better

It's the little things!

Although I keep thinking I look good and then a Marine walks by... :-)

They still have the best uniforms...
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: July 10th, 2010 01:44 pm (UTC) (link)

Re: Get Better

They have the best dress uniforms. Their fatigues still suck.
cracked_code From: cracked_code Date: July 10th, 2010 02:13 pm (UTC) (link)

Re: Get Better

Maybe...but I'm realizing that comfort is paramount. I hope the NWUs become the uniform of the day for most places. They say it's wash and wear...
bauhausfrau From: bauhausfrau Date: July 10th, 2010 01:59 pm (UTC) (link)
So sorry! :( Nothing is fun when you're in pain.

Sounds like you're making progress on the Diva though. If you want any fray check tips let me favorite brand is the dritz one in the tiny clear plastic bottle with the blue writing.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: July 10th, 2010 03:00 pm (UTC) (link)
I'd be more than happy for any fray check tips! Bring them on! That is the bottle I have so that is a good sign... :>
madamekat From: madamekat Date: July 10th, 2010 02:24 pm (UTC) (link)
What can you take for your migraines? I take a combo of Maxalt and ibuprofen. I'm better for a whole day, but generally it comes back again the next day and I do it again.

I am actually glad you talked about the pain of fray-checking your fabric trim. Here I imagined that all you guys had some neat-o trick that made it take 5 seconds to do, and that I was the only one that found it miserable and tedious. Now I don't feel alone in my dread of the task and I'll be more willing to do it. I'm with you, my friend!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: July 10th, 2010 03:02 pm (UTC) (link)
Nope, I think that is just the nature of Fray Check. You are not alone!
koshka_the_cat From: koshka_the_cat Date: July 10th, 2010 03:26 pm (UTC) (link)
Oh no! I want you to feel better!

I hate that feeling just good enough to not get things done so you feel guilty. One of the worst parts of being sick...
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: July 10th, 2010 04:25 pm (UTC) (link)
*big, big hugs* I'm sorry you are feeling so poorly right now! Having spent the last week or more with a cold and migraines I completely sympathize. I'm sending lots of get better thoughts your way.

Also, fray-check is teh evil and stinks too! :P
sarahbellem From: sarahbellem Date: July 10th, 2010 05:29 pm (UTC) (link)
You get migraines so much, have you been diagnosed with them so you can have medication? As much as Imitrex's side effects are no fun, they only last a few hours and you're not in pain.
lmcbeth From: lmcbeth Date: July 12th, 2010 07:03 pm (UTC) (link)
I saw a neurologist about my headaches a little while ago. I wonder if what she told me might help you. She recommended Aleve for me, or the generic Naproxen Sodium, which is over-the-counter. DH has switched to Aleve too, and we both find it helpful.

Before that I was taking Advil, which generally did not help (and can cause "feedback headaches" which my hubby was experiencing). So, if you're willing to experiment on what she recommended for me as soon as I feel a headache coming on, take two Aleve, then if it hasn't helped 2 hours later I can take two more...after that I'd have to use my rescue meds. Aleve is also an anti-inflammatory, so it would help with your muscle aches too.
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