Posted by Elaine (22.214.171.124) on January 11, 2002 at 12:33:39:
In Reply to: oh what a week! posted by Jerri on January 11, 2002 at 00:41:34:
I wrote you about the imitrex tip when you first came to the site not sure if you remember me.
I raised four kids with clusters and I am chronic. I am now taking care of my grandson. It is not easy, but it can be done.
I have all my meds in a shoe box here at home and I keep everything I need in it to fight a cluster.
I know what it is like to have a baby crying and a cluster and trying to clean house hheres what I do.
I put the baby where he is happy in his swing or walker. I can't stop my tears they always come with my clusters. I turned the CD player up loud cause the baby likes it loud. I sit in front of him on the floor I take my shot and I rock and cry till the shot works. The baby seems to think it is funny, and he dances sometimes he crys but I touch him or pick him up and hold him and he rocks with me, he likes that. After my cluster I am tired but I put him in a wagon with his toys and I pull him room to room as I clean, then I feed him and put him down for his nap. When he naps I nap also.
I think if I had not had the kids I would have given up. Having people who depend on us keeps us from giving up sometimes.
My clusters are so much better and the pain is less and far between. I worked to find the meds that helped me and once I did I was ok and I learned from people here all the tricks of what helps durning a attack.
I am usually a cut up on the board but your post hit home and I felt a need to post to you.
hope this helps some. takeing care of a baby and home is hard work don't ever say you don't work!
Taking care of a family is one the most important jobs there is. It is not a easy job and twice as hard with clusters. If I can do it you can do it.
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