Migraine day 4 (or is it day 5?). Woke up with a throbbing pain. Almost got myself an MC but with all the work on my desk and tray and files, I just couldn't get myself to take the day off. Maybe if I really need a rest, I'll stay home tomorrow.
Updating my blog from the office?notty me! tadi cakap banyak kerja. @_@ .. I needed a break. FB is strictly prohibited so i guess updating my blog won't hurt. ( actually it does; our IT Policy prohibit us to do any FBing, blogging,etc).. to he** with it. I feel like complaining..
About what? this lady who yapped about her getting married to a New Zealander and ended up calling the whole thing off because her family rejected the wedding. Why? She only knew this guy a for a few months thru the Internet (and she has the nerve to believe that he is a businessman traveling all parts of the world. for all you know he's that fruit vendor living next door trying to play a scam on you for refusing to buy his products!). anyways, this guy finally came down to town (aaalll the way from NZ i tell you..) and met up with her and instantly suggested that he met up with her parents. ( DON'T WORRY.. MY COMPLAINT IS RELEVANT TO THIS SHORT STORY.)
And so they did. He asked her hand in marriage and without hesitation, faster than you can say holy matrimony, she said yes! Excited to get married and be swept off her feet by a NZealander (why do I keep mentioning this?who cares if he's a French, Italian, Korean..eh Korean??huhu now that's a different case ^_^) she gave a 24 hours notice (suka suka dia resign within 24 hours.. EH HELLO BABU, for those working 7 years or more, your notice of resignation is 2 months OK!) SHe dropped everything off just like that ( a few of us ended cleaning 'the mess' for her). I choose not to attend her pizza farewell party (they had pizza bah); i heard no one really pay attention to her speech everyone was ogling the pizza haha!
And so she left. For some of us, her resignation was a relief. Why?Well, here's the thing. She's loud (read:speakers with powerful sub-woofers!), she likes to poke finger into other people's work pretend she knows better way to do it bah (if you see how she handles her work, hah!).
And the day after her 'wedding', she called and told my office mate cum new buddy Ella (who was buried with all the work that NZer-wifey-to-be dumped on her table just like that!) and told her that she's not resigning! First thought: oh maybe the hubby let her stay and work here in Sabah for alittle while before moving to NZ. But when we snooped for more info, we heard that the wedding was off!
The management was clearly unhappy with her sudden resignation, so when she decided to come back, thinking she's a valuable asset, the management's ultimatum was: she can only stay for A MONTH to clear out all her 'leftovers' and that's it!
My complaint: She's becoming more and more annoying when she came back to the office. louder, crappier (talking nonstop about her mom, that NZ guy, her new love-interest-an Irish guy!) and trying her best to get on everybody's nerve! She yells when she shouldn't have. She express profoundly of her professionalism (even when nobody's asking!). And she treats Ella (who is NOT her assistant!) like a servant. She talks nonsense of other people's academic qualifications. Walking around the office like Energizer Rabbit looking busy when she's actually NOT!! Sheesh.
She even made a silly joke about tsunami (I mean what is it with some people thinking Malaysia is so darn safe from all those disasters (Nauzubillahiminzalik..) that they can make fun of it? Adoi tolonglah)..
Fuh.. that's out of my chest.
Coming soon: I have a Masters Degree (but actually my proposal for it was rejected last week!) WTH?
I am having one of those headaches and numbness again. 3days in a row:not so good,eh? Not so much fun being a migraineur huh?
Here are the Myth vs Reality of MIGRAINE (for migraneurs, it's a bit irritating when someone comes up to you and say ' aduh sakitnya!migraine bah saya nie'..we're like, what, migraine these days a trend already kah?do you REALLY know how it feels?@_@)
MYTH: A MIGRAINE IS JUST A BAD HEADACHE.
REALITY: MIGRAINE IS A DISEASE, A HEADACHE IS ONLY A SYMPTOM. IN ADDITION, THE CAUSE OF MIGRAINE PAIN IS THE OPPOSITE OF THE CAUSE OF HEADACHE PAIN.
Migraine is disease, a headache is only a symptom. Migraine pain is caused by vasodilation in the cranial blood vessels (expansion of the blood vessels), while headache pain is caused by vasoconstriction (narrowing of the blood vessels). Unlike a headache, the Migraine disease has many symptoms, including nausea, vomiting, auras (light spots), sensitivity to light and sound, numbness, difficulty in speech, and severe semi-hemispherical head pain. One Migraine attack alone can last for eight hours, several days, or even weeks.
Migraine is a genetically-based disease
MYTH: MIGRAINE IS CAUSED BY PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTORS, SUCH AS STRESS AND DEPRESSION.
REALITY: MIGRAINE IS A NEUROLOGICAL DISEASE, NOT A PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDER.
Migraine is a true organic neurological disease. A Migraine is caused when a physiological (not psychological) trigger or triggers cause vasodilatation in the cranial blood vessels, which triggers nerve endings to release chemical substances called neurotransmitters.
As mentioned above, the Migraine disease is induced by various trigger mechanisms. Trigger mechanisms can be broken down into two primary categories: uncontrollable and controllable. The Migraine triggers usually work in combinations. example of an uncontrollable Migraine trigger is weather patterns. Another common uncontrollable trigger is the menstrual cycle. As explained by Dr. Stephen D. Silberstein, M.D., F.A.C.P., Co-Director, The Comprehensive Headache Center at Germantown Hospital and Medical Center,
LADIES ALERT:Migraine usually develops around the time of the first menstrual period, called the menarche. The Migraine appears to be the result of falling levels or reduced availability of estrogen.
Migraine sometimes becomes worse in the first trimester of pregnancy, but many women are Migraine-free later in their pregnancy.
FOOD LOVERS ALERT: Controllable triggers, on the other hand, include bright light, chemical smells, second-hand smoke, particular alcohols such as red wine and some hard alcohols such as scotch, foods that are known vasodilator such as fish, some chocolate, aged cheese, and foods which contain nitrates and/or the radical vasodilator MSG.
MYTH: MIGRAINE IS NOT LIFE THREATENING, JUST ANNOYING.
REALITY: MIGRAINE CAN BE LIFE THREATENING, INDUCING SUCH CONDITIONS AS STROKE AND COMA.
Migraine can induce a host of serious physical conditions: strokes, aneurysms, permanent visual loss, severe dental problems, coma and even death.
According to the New England Journal of Medicine, "migraine can sometimes lead to ischemic stroke and stroke can sometimes be aggravated by or associated with the development of migraine." Twenty-seven percent of all strokes suffered by persons under the age of 45 are caused by Migraine.
MYTH: ANY DOCTOR WILL RECOGNIZE AND PROPERLY TREAT MIGRAINE.
REALITY: MIGRAINE IS ONE OF THE MOST MISDIAGNOSED, MISTREATED AND LEAST UNDERSTOOD DISEASES.
The fact that so many doctors don't take Migraine seriously can be as disabling to the Migraineur as the disability itself. The leading doctors in the areas of neurology and head pain have themselves stated that this disease is grossly misunderstood and misdiagnosed. In fact, 60% of women and 70% of men with Migraine have never been diagnosed with this disease. This medical ignorance and corresponding inaccurate writings unfortunately perpetuate the myths and misunderstandings about Migraine and convey this to the general public.
50 years had passed. Another 100 will pass and there is always going to be someone who is wondering what is that mark standing for. It started life as the emblem of the British anti-nuclear movement but it has become an international sign for peace, and arguably the most widely used protest symbol in the world. It has also been adapted, attacked and commercialised.Many people have speculated on just what the symbol represents; some religious zealots even claim it signifies Christ on the cross with arms broken, or a Teutonic rune representing death and despair. But the truth is not so mysterious.