Friday, September 28, 2007

The Music of the Night

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Tonight, I have a date at the Opera. I am so excited. I have been waiting a very long time for this night. I can remember the first time I saw it, I had no idea what to expect, only the music, I knew.

This time, I am eager to see the faces of my children, as they watch. Anticipation, excitatation, exhilleration, all wrapped up and ready to go. They know the chandelliere will drop - or will it?

Who will get the most joy of the evening? Them watching the Opera? Me, watching them? Frank, watching me, watching them? It really doesn't matter does it, to each of us, in our own way, we are all excited.

They know the movie version by heart, which is great, because they will go into it having an understanding of the show. I had none. And I must admit, I was lost. When we bought the movie for them, I was thrilled, because it gave me a more deeper appreciation and understanding of the Opera. It is quite beautiful.

I'm hoping, in all actuality, I can get myself some much-needed energy beforehand, and get rid of this still continuing migraine, although fading out, hasn't yet left altogether.

I can remember the effects of coming home from the hospital like it was yesterday; that is how I am feeling from the infusion I received. A week-long, energy deprived doldrum. The slow and steady fadeout of migraine that isn't quite gone, but better. More tolerable. The ear screaching is still heard and fealt. The numbing is ever-present. Let's not forget the aura, because, well, they don't seem to want to forget me. They still visit my dreams, and my awake-state.

The pic of the migraine monster I found a few posts ago has been haunting me. Literally. I can feel that crack going right down the right side of my head, and seems to reach into my neck. What is he grabbing for? What does he want?

He can't have me tonight. Tonight, I have a date with my family at the Opera. That is where I will be. I WILL be at the Opera tonight, enjoying my family - enjoying the Phantom of the Opera.

Hoping you all have a pain free weekend
Deborah

4 comments:

Lisa Milton said...

It's the ongoing pain that wears me down and out. I hope the weekend is the beginning of the end for Mr. Painy pants and his long fingers.

Emily said...

have fun seeing the Phantom!

Jeff said...

Well, I missed getting here before you left, so please post an update. How did it go? How did the kids like it? Did the "monster" stay home?

Dr.Carley Clan said...

Deb-
I hope you loved the Opera. I also hope the pain left you alone! Sometimes I pray just to have a normal evening like everyone else!
I hope you loved it with your kids and hubby. You deserve a pain free day, week, month, year, and rest of your life.
Lisa