My birthday is coming up and so my mom bought tickets to Mama Mia to go to! However, she will not be able to come with me. She is currently undergoing chemotherapy and is right now starting her second batch of the stuff… it is not treating her well. I was hoping she would miss some of the more unpleasant side effects they sited but it does not seem so. I am hoping it will get better as it goes along. It is the sort of hell you have to take a day at a time until you get through it. Anyway, right now she is experiencing some nasty nerve pain. I have her the stuff I use for that but I am not sure it will help, but if it does, even a little, then that is something.

So I had to find someone to go with which was tricky given I am such a hermit but I know the friend I play cards with every couple of weeks liked the movie so I asked her. And we are good to go. She is even willing to drive, even better since I don’t drive these days.

I am pretty excited about seeing it. I have not gone to a concert or play in over a decade. They are not exactly… migraine friendly. So actually the last one was when I was around 19 and was Bon Jovi I believe. So, a damn long time ago. Just the way it is. Too much noise and lights. However, when I see ads for musicals I yearn to go. The past only one I have seen was Phantom of the Opera when I was I think 18 and I loved it so much. I love the soundtrack to Mama Mia and loved the movie so I think it will be a blast. A pretty awesome birthday present really. Sucks I cannot spend the time with my mom but I understand how really sucky illness can be sometimes. In this case, the treatment of the illness. I just hope that she is feeling a little bit better soon. And will have to call her and give her the details on how the show was.

I can’t predict the migraine situation but it is earlier in the day, which makes it less likely I will start out with one. If it were in the evening I would more than likely already have a migraine and less likely to want to actually go to the effort of going, since then I would just aggravate it. I will, of course, go prepared. I will make sure I get a really good nights sleep. I will bring my migraine triptan with me when I go. And also painkillers just in case.


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