Today is my birthday. Yay!
Normally I would celebrate with family and friends, and perhaps go out to lunch or dinner and indulge in my favourite pastime, shopping.
Unfortunately nothing fun for me today because I have another appointment with my neurologist to get more Botox injections to help treat my migraines.
Today was the only day he could fit me in (how ironic) and it’s important that I have treatment every 12 weeks because last time we left it for nearly 15 weeks and I had a major flareup towards the end which kept me bedridden for days.
Botox is not something I would normally consider having on my birthday (perhaps if I was turning 40 LOL), but at the moment my priority is getting my migraines under control, so I will do without the celebrations for now.
My migraines are the result of what happened to me on this day and I have been struggling with them for the past 10 years.
I have been having Botox injected in to my head, neck and shoulders for the past nine months and although it has not gotten rid of them completely, it has enabled me to function better, as both a mum and a human being.
I’m kind of resigned to the fact that I will continue to have migraines, perhaps for the rest of my life, but hey, it could have been a lot worse.
This won’t be the first time I have required medical attention on my birthday – at my 10th birthday party, I somehow managed to break my wrist while playing a game where you have to sit on the floor when the music stops. It was my party and I did cry because I wanted to.
Anyone else ever had a birthday they’d rather forget?