8/22/12

Good News/Bad News

Migraine Incidence by Age, Gender, Type
Migraine Incidence by Age, Gender, Type (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The good news: My Internet is back!
The bad news: My car is broken.

The good news: A lot of people have had nice things to say about my novel The Goddess Lounge!
The bad news: My daughter is having migraine after migraine after migraine after migraine. She has an MRI today. She sees a headache specialist on Friday. It is is exhausting for all of us.

The good news: The kids go back to school soon and I will have more time to market The Goddess Lounge and work on my new novel.
The bad news: What does it matter if school starts if my girl is knocked out at home with near constant migraines and I'm so numb that I can only stream videos on Netflix?

Now I think I know why I was so anxious about my novel's release. It was a good thing, and good things are always followed by bad things. Deep inside, I knew the other shoe was about to drop. When you let good things in, you open the door and the bad things slither in and spring themselves on you when you aren't paying attention. Then again, good things also follow bad. So I think it's about my turn to win the lottery!



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22 comments:

Daisy said...

I Hope your girl is soon feeling better Margaret. Enjoy the good things, bad things might not show up and why hinder enjoying what's good with worry.

Word in the Hand said...

Just remember to keep the good things and let go of the bad things. I had migraine all through my childhood/adolescence - wish I could say I found the cure - just my way of controlling it. Blessings for you both - it is horrible watching your children suffer.

Bec said...

Hang in there . . . hope she feels better and her appointments can offer some ideas for relief.

Olga said...

There is not much worse than a migraine unless it is dealing with a child's. I'm guessing that you are right and some big good is around the corner.

Retired English Teacher said...

I hope they find out what is causing the migraines.

altadenahiker said...

I'm really sorry.

Tony Van Helsing said...

Got to take the rough with the smooth. I hope she is okay.

Desiree said...

Ugh!

Margaret said...

Thanks all. It is all very tiresome, but she has had a good day so far today so that is a start.

Ms M said...

I'm sorry about your bad news. And I hope your daughter feels better soon. Perhaps the doc will find a strategy of treatment to help ease the migraines. Fingers crossed.

Susan Campisi said...

I'm sorry about your girl's migraines. Glad to hear she had a good day today. I hope it's all good news from now on.

Shell Sherree said...

I'm sorry to hear that, Margaret. I hope they can alleviate the symptoms.

Alison said...

glad about all the good things...I hope they find something to help your daughter!
Alison xx

BonnieS said...

Margaret, May at least two good things come along for every bad one. Is there anything worse than having a sick kid? I just posted a glowing review of The Goddess Lounge on Amazon -- thanks for giving us this fabulous novel. The ending paragraph really did take my breath away.

Petrea Burchard said...

She's really suffering, I'm so sorry, such a sweet girl. I hope the docs can find something to help her.

What goddess would be a appropriate for you in this situation? One who would help you take the bad with the good, or give you more good than bad? (Preferably the latter.)

Jean Spitzer said...

I am so sorry. I wish you all the best, migraine free days.

Hoping for many many good things for your girl and you.

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Your poor girl! :o( I've had migraines before so I can totally relate. Mine went away when I stopped taking "the pill" and I'm hoping my days of migraines are well behind me.

Keep us posted on her progress, ok? And yeah, good and bad happen and neither are ever permanent - which is good, and bad.

Margaret said...

Hi all, thought you would want to know that the MRI is fine. So that is good news.

Bonnie, thanks so much for your review on Amazon. Everyone tells me that those reviews really help people choose books so I really appreciate your time and your support.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

Glad to hear it. this has been one twisted year for so many

Now that the internet is back up you can kick back and re-watch my videos (all the way through)

Laurie said...

Thinking of you guys. As a fellow migraineur, I commiserate

Adele said...

So sorry you are going through this. I have them too. How terrible to watch your girl suffer. Hope you figure it all out soon.

On another note, I didn't realize that the Amazon reviews were so important. (Not sure why I didn't realize it - I use them all the time!). I will get my brave on, and write one for your amazing book.

L.W.Roth, said...

I hope so. I'm so sorry for your crippling worries over your daughter. I'm so sorry your daughter is in such pain. Has stress been considered? High school was a scary place. Sinuses too can wreck havoc in our heads and necks. I'll be hoping for an easy cure. That would be on the happy side.

I had to stop by to thank you for visiting. Now I will turn my attention to your novel. It's nice to meet you Margaret. Next time under better circumstances.