Life Update

Hey hey my favorite people! I know I have been MIA for a few weeks, but I wanted to come on and give a little update.

Kyle and I found a house in Tennessee and our official move date is April 24th! This house is a total dream for me, and I will share a house tour as soon as I can. We really lucked out, and I am so thankful! We are still going to be renting while Kyle is in school, and we get to know the area. Here is a sneak peak of the photos the owner shared.

My last day of work was this previous Friday, and it was so emotional! I truly had the best coworkers, and I will miss them all dearly. My day was filled with a Tennessee themed party, and I am still not over how thoughtful everything was.

I am currently in the market for a new job, but I am not rushing it. My dream is a work from home position that involves creating treatment plans and educating patients on how to live their healthiest lives. I have found a couple of jobs that fit that description, and I am waiting to hear back! Fingers crossed 🙂

I’m just going to touch on this virus for one second. Stay home, ride it out, and remember that THIS IS TEMPORARY. Use this time to dream, relax, work out, start a new hobby, journal, read your bible, or do something you wouldn’t normally have time to do.

I stopped working a few weeks earlier than I had originally planned due to the severity of my migraines. My migraines leave me with the inability to live any sort of life if left untreated. However, the medications I use (Triptans) have terrible side effects and actually cause “rebound migraines” if used too often. That’s where I’m at now. Sometime during the last few months, my normal triggered migraines turned into migraines caused by overusing my medications. But I had to take the medications to get the migraine to be tolerable for 8-10 hours so that I could work hence why I could not “detox” off of them until I had some time off. I couldn’t go 20+ hours without taking a dose of my medication (most resources say not to take these meds more than 2x a week). It’s now been over 72 hours since I took one of my triptans, and that, my friends, is the longest I have gone in MONTHS. My head still hurts, but I know that this will be worth it in the long run. I have ventured out of my dark room a few times, but most of my days have looked like me laying in bed, in a mostly dark room, with an ice pack. I am still so thankful that we were at a place where I could take this time for myself and get better. I have made a lot of diet changes as well which should help in the long run. I have given all of my Triptans to Kyle, and my plan is to stay away from them for at least a month in order to get it totally out of my system. I am very terrified to begin taking them again because this has been absolutely miserable, but they are very worth it if the migraine is from a normal trigger. I just have to be super careful now that I have been so dependent on them. I am definitely going to share this process more once I am on the other side of it, but I wanted to give a quick update.

Thank you all for your support, and I am looking forward to being back in full swing soon.

  1. Is there anything you need/I can do for you during this time? If any of you need to talk, I am here for you! I know this time is very difficult for some people, but you are not alone. Reach out. You are being a hero by staying at home and stopping the spread of this disease.

4 thoughts on “Life Update

  1. Lindsay says:

    Miriam – I am so sorry that you’re in pain BUT I have to be honest I am so so so ready for this ALL to be over. I live alone so this isolation is just down right torture. You should be so glad that you are married and have someone to go through this with. I am trying to find a new routine that works for me BUT its taken some time. My new routine does include me leaving the house everyday (hello … Caribou & Starbucks Drive Thru), getting in a workout, and plenty of sleep. Does this help me from not getting anxious or overwhelmed? No, but it definitely helps!!

    • Miriam Leigh says:

      🙁 I am so sorry for all of your pain as well. Seriously, I know this must not be easy for you. I am very thankful to have Kyle and Chance for sure. I wish I could tell you when this will all end, but we’ve got to just keep going and please know you are helping to stop the spread of the virus so much!! It might not seem like it, but it’s making a huge difference. If I can do anything to help, please let me know!! ❤️❤️❤️

      • Lindsay says:

        Thanks Miriam, after having a really rough time last week with feeling like I wasn’t valued or important in this country I decided that I needed to prioritize my mental health and this weekend I went out (with social distancing) and grabbed Iced Coffee from Caribou and Starbucks Drive-Thrus (a new favorite treat … one place on each day), went grocery shopping, went to Home Depot (to buy a table and chairs for my deck (so I can enjoy the weather outside alone), and then just walked a lot on the local trails. Was I breaking any rules, no … was I isolating, in a way but it didn’t feel like it!! 🙂
        How are you guys doing with the shelter at home orders … have you still been getting take out? When will you be making the move to Tennessee?? What is the first thing you will do when this is all over?? Also, if you’d like to connect … shoot me an email ( 💌

      • Miriam Leigh says:

        I think it’s great that you are still getting out every once in a while! There is definitely a safe way to do it, and it sounds like you’ve mastered it! You are extremely important, and I hope you never feel otherwise again! We are still sticking to our plan and moving 2 weeks from today. Kyle has to be there soon for when they get the all clear to go into the hospitals for clinicals, and we would rather be settled instead of moving last minute! Once we get the clear, we can’t wait to explore our new hometown and see our nieces and nephew 🙂

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