I see this blog as a family diary of sorts. I have no problem recording the kids' significant/embarrassing/scary/gross/"omg they'll kill me for posting this" moments
but I rarely write about mine. (of course they rarely happen...of course...rarely)
Today, however, I seriously (yet silently) freaked the heck out and for some reason feel compelled to share.
This morning Matt and I were watching Good Morning America after the kids went to school. All of a sudden in the middle of "pop news" it sounded like Lara Spencer started speaking through a voice distorter. Her voice became muffled and I had a hard time understanding what she was saying. I looked to Matt to see if he noticed but he had dozed off. I'm not normally a crazy person but I just couldn't find a way to justify what I was hearing. So then I FREAKED OUT. Heart rate sky-rocketed, blood pressure went through the roof, and I seriously thought I could be having a stroke. (I was also embarrassed and still trying to justify it so I kept this little panic attack to myself.) I started reciting nursery rhymes to convince myself that my cognitive function was still there and this wasn't a stroke (silently in my head of course so as not to alarm Matt.) Finally I got up to walk it off and while walking it off I saw the "aura" and knew exactly what it (probably) was. A Silent Migraine.
I get these about once a month. I don't have any pain but I see flashing lights and "sun spots" which in the time span of about an hour move across my vision from left to right.
The following pictures pretty accurately describe what I see (and can't see) during a silent migraine.
An hour later, I was just fine but I hope to never have reason for another panic attack again. It really freaked me out.