21: – I think I jinxed it!

cancelledLast time I wrote to you all, I had high hopes for me being able to start back up with my 21 day paper challenge.

Well… I think I might have jinxed it (yes, Nancy, you were right, I tempted faith 😦 )

The day after my last post, I believe the universe decided to conspire against me, as a truck filled with hand grenades, blew up inside my head.. or maybe it was a small nuclear bomb… I’m not sure… whatever it was, it felt like it took my head off, it hurt like heck (and yes, there were tears) and I’ve been holding on for dear life ever since.

B and I seriously contemplated going to the emergency room, because this one, was a doozy, and it came on so sudden! But past experiences have taught us, that as soon as they hear I have migraine problems, they’ll assume it’s another attach, they’ll give me some medication (which is pretty much sugar pills compared to the stuff I have at home) and they’ll send me home.

I really didn’t feel like hanging around in the emergency room for hours, with a head threatening to fall off, for them to just send me home, so I took all the medication I dared to and went to bed. Hoping it would clear a little by next day. Thankfully it did! But only a little…

I had an appointment with my neurologist the day after this happened, and she thought I had had what they call a Thunderclap headache. During the appointment, I asked her, did she think it possibly could have been a blood related issue (like TIA), but she didn’t think so, as my latest scans hadn’t shown any potential problems.

Sadly, she didn’t mention how important it is to seek medical care should I ever experience this again, as a Thunderclap headache can be caused by artery bleeding (which I just found out from looking it up on the internet). If this ever happens again, there is no doubt.. you will find me at the emergency room, and I won’t let them send me home until they have given me a proper checkup!!!

Since Wednesdays attach, I have struggled… and sadly it might be time for me to give up my current paper challenge!


I am really sorry, this was not my plans, giving up halfway in.

You know… sometimes life just throws you lemons… but right now, it doesn’t seem to matter how much lemon tea I’m making :/

We are getting closer to Christmas, and any sane moments I might be having, I’ll be wanting to spend on the things that makes me happy… which means, I’m packing the paper challenge away.. for now!

It won’t be the the last you hear about the challenge, as I’m faaaar from finished, so I will mostly start it up again next year;-)

That’s if from me, right now! MY challenge is officially over…

Everyone else though, are still at it 🙂  

– Melinda, at PurpleSlobinRecovery, is on day 4 of her Paper Purgathon
– Viv, at GriefHappens, is working away at clearing the clutter, papers included 🙂
– Jena, at All Round Better me,  has been getting some of her papers out of the way.
– Amy, at More time than money, joining with 60 minutes a week
– Grace, at The CFO MOM Blog, joining too
– Barb, at Decluttering The Stuff, has done some paper stuff, but is staying away from the scanning part (and I can’t say I blame her..)
– Jen, at The Hidden Hoarder, is working hard on the living room and front porch, and are filling bags of paper as she finds them, she might be with us now that Thanksgiving is over… sorting out some of the bags she has collected.

On the fence
– Gilly, at Anything Except Housework is no longer on the fence. She had to withdraw from this challenge. She is now full time care giver for her dad, and mum, after an operation. We’re here for you, Gilly!


7 thoughts on “21: – I think I jinxed it!

    1. Thank you 🙂 Sorry for taking so long to get back to you, but I’ve tried staying away from the computer, since it’s not really helping my head 😦 I had never heard about a thunderclap headache before either.. but now that I know what it is.. at least I know what to do next time (if ever). I really should have visited the emergency room.. I know that now… as I still struggle with the aftermath of that attach. Oh.. well.. hindsight is a great thing isn’t it 😉 On a happy note.. I felt good enough today to go get a Christmas tree!!!! Woohoo!!! 🙂 There is hope yet.. that there might be Christmas after all 😉

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  1. Oh my gosh, that sounds awful!! I really hope you’re feeling better soon. I have a good friend who gets migraines and it sounds scary sometimes. “Thunderclap headache” … even the name of it sounds terrible! We’ll get back to the paper challenge in a few weeks or months so don’t worry about it! (I’ll be ready next time!) Take care and feel better! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you Jen, sorry it’s taken me so long to answer this. As you see from my answer to Melinda above.. the thunderclap is still thundering around 😉

      Can’t wait to get well enough so I can start back up on my challenges.. both paper and the declutter one we have planned for January, it’s time I get my house in order.. once and for all 😉

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    1. Thank you Nancy, sorry it’s taken me a while to get back to you. I’m working away at trying to get better, even thought that particular thunderclap version is still rearing it’s ugly head. Happily it’s almost Christmas, and today was Christmas tree shopping day, I have managed to get most of the presents out of the way.. so I’m chipping away at the Christmas tasks 😉


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