News & About Migraines

Dear students,

Today I sent the info I got from my GP about my sick leave. He’s given me another two weeks. I hope it’s the last but I’m not sure… 😥

I do hope you get a substitute teacher, but as you already know, if you browse this blog or read the C1 Resorce Pack, you’ll get plenty of ideas & materials to use your English every day, which is a must in the life of an advanced independent & resorceful lifelong learner! 😍

I do miss being healthy and being in class with you all, for all the good things we share in that special space! 🥰

I’ll try to upload more materials or answer questions if no teacher is sent. If a techer is sent, please tell this person I’m more than willing to assist him or her in any way. Do help her/him, too, sharing your work & ideas!

I’m sending you all my best wishes!

😚

READING: ABOUT MIGRAINES

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/148373.php

About my migraine: I got my first migraine when I was 7. The pain sped up my small skull as I squatted to pick my comic book. I fainted. It was the only time in my life I’ve fainted! I never had that kind of pain again in my life. But later on we all guessed it could have been my first migraine! I was told I was given a shot that day. When I woke up I was very hungry!, gobbled up a very long French bread sandwich, and was back to normal!

Last year I was really happy. After my menopause I just had to take my migraine meds once every two months or a bit more often, and consequently suffered no pain — it was controlled and kind of dying out!

The neurologist has now confirmed two important pieces of information. One is that my migraine is genetic. The other, that it’s becoming chronic relates to the fact that my sleep routine was broken. I think stress can also claim its toll. I’ll be requesting protection in terms of working shifts, because we have very positive legislation. Let’s hope for the best!