When I am doing my Before Bedtime Routine and get to the step of making my coffee using the timer, I don't have my glasses on. I am not blind but I can't read print very well. Yesterday I had the worst headache I had had in so very long! It was so bad that I didn't even do a Daily Photo Mini Blog. I did get Dressed To Shoes Hair and Makeup. I just couldn't do anything with this pounding headache. I resorted to laying on my bed and using my Bi Pap machine I use for my sleep apnea thinking I didn't get a good seal the night before to make it effective.
I even put ice on my head because I hurt so bad. It still didn't work. I just got the sweats. Was it something I ate? All I know was I was miserable. I thought I would drink a Coke so it would settle my stomach as well. I can say I felt better but didn't know any exact reason.
I did do my Before Bedtime Routine of three to keep me flying. One part was getting the coffee ready again. Of course I didn't have my glasses on and was using up these packets from our trip to Iowa. I got to bed early too because I was too miserable to stay up.
How did I solve this? Today, I found myself getting this headache again. I figured maybe I had not had enough cups. I drank my usual number and that dull headache was back. This is certainly affecting my flying.
Finally I told myself I could do anything for 15 minutes except Whine. I found my timer and set it to 15 minutes. I did the usual Pick Up Put Away that didn't happen yesterday because of how I felt. I was glad to see this just as this: Hot Spots.
I got to the kitchen and noticed I never put the unused packets of coffee back in the plastic bag and in the cupboard. That's when the light bulb flickered. There was decaffinated packet and packets that had caffiene in them. I must have used the decaffinated ones! I wonder if I did that again today. I still feel like crap. The only way I was going to figure this mystery out was make more coffee and to make sure I was using the packets that said medium roast and was purple in color.
I drank a cup of the freshly brewed coffee. Really couldn't tell any difference. So I drank another cup. It wasn't until I got the third cup of coffee drank that "Zippity Do Da Day!!" I solved the mystery! Headache is gone and I got another 15 minutes of flying done.
|Orange Stripe Decaff Purple Stripe Caffinated|
Give yourself a break if you are having a day like this. I am!