Last year, I was in a huge panic about planning my vacation to Mackinaw Island, Michigan because I was terrified my migraines would ruin my trip. A couple weeks prior, I had a major freak out at a local strawberry festival, where I only lasted 33minutes before I expired and begged my friends to take me home. Luckily, with a little planning and some help from my online friends, I came up with a plan of attack to survive the migraine monster during my trip to Mackinaw Island and it actually worked.
Now I am working on planning another trip in July. This time I’m heading to the west coast of Michigan to see places like Saugatuck, Holland, Grand Haven and Muskegon, and once more, the fear of the dreaded migraine monster ruining my trip is creeping into my thoughts. Therefore, I thought I would dig out my plan of attack from last year and start working on a new one.
This is what I have so far: I need to wear my floppy hat with my dark sunglasses every day. I need to drink lots and lots of water and take frequent breaks. In the morning, I need to drink a juice like a V8 and make sure I eat lots of protein like scrambled eggs. I need to bring snacks like Lunar Bars in my tote bag for a quick fix between meals. Also in my tote bag, I need to bring all my medications, etc…
On top of all this, I need to remind myself every day with my favorite saying, “I do what I can and no more than that.”