My poor husband goes alone to dinners and events. I know it’s wearing him down. It’s wearing me down.
@A MyMigraineTeam Member, I guess I'm lucky. My husband makes me laugh everyday. My sisters and I enjoy each other's company over the phone. (We're all in 3 different states.) I have one neighbor who can't be around perfumes either so we hang out on our back porches. That's enough for me. Sure, it's a tiny world, but I'm willing to be content rather than suffer extra pain just for entertainment's sake. And like I said, we've saved thousands of dollars from not eating out or going to the movies or concerts. Quite frankly, I am shocked at the cost for those things these days. I seriously doubt that we can afford to go do stuff like that anyway. Best to be content where I'm planted. 🌻😊👍🌻
Update…. No more mimosa monday in my future. But glad i was able to go out for a couple of hours and have laughs. And i can still have laughs with water or hot tea. But hey at least i tried! And glad i only had 1! No loud music or bright lights where we were. So it was perfect.
I rarely make plans and have a very understanding boyfriend. For some unknown reason my mom still wears shalimar. It is making me nauseaus just thinking about it but i have to tell her no perfume during my visits. I used to be more scared to make plans but i have gotten my migraines more under control. I know what i can and cannot eat and drink. And i push myself to get out for a little bit. But excuse myself early. I didnt want to go tonight and almost backed out . But it was my first time out since June and the laughs were good for my soul. I was just going to drink a water but opted for a bottle light beer. Hope it doesnt come back to haunt me and love the memories and very glad I went. I am planning a mimosa monday in a few weeks. And planning a migraine tuesday. But i want to have a girls brunch and going to risk it.
We seldom go out. We've accepted that this is my life. I can't be around perfumes and these new detergents can set me off from 30 ft away. Just today I needed to purchase a whiteboard so we went to Walmart. I managed to pick out the whiteboard, but I had to run outside and leave hubby standing in line to pay. Some lady inside the eyeglass store across the way was fumigating the entire checkout area with some super sweet perfume. Still got a migraine from that (going on 4 hours) just from one sniff. If we had been trying to eat out at a restaurant, he'd asked for doggie bags while I waited in the car. He's learned if I bolt, it's perfume setting off a migraine. That's our life. It's just not worth trying to go out anymore. We sure save alot of money too! Lol.
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