7 hours ago
Saturday, January 24, 2009
I get a monthly migraine headache & one reared its ugly head this week.
If anyone gets migraines they know how EVIL they are.
My day is ruined. I have to cancel all appointments. I need to stay inside a dark room, all shades closed. No noise please. No smells please. No phones ringing please (I turn all ringers OFF).
A baseball bat to the skull would be the only relief at this point.
Nausea, stabbing eye pain and all over sick feeling is my day of hell.
Thank god they only last 24 hours.
I medicate myself with some fun stuff and sleep it off.
My friend Rosemary sent me these amazing paintings from a website so you can get the idea of how the artist feels when he/she gets these debilitating headaches.
When I wake up from my misery, I have these intense cravings for only certain foods, which my wonderful nurse (husband) goes out and gets for me:
A Whopper (has to be from Burger King, the original, flame broiled. McDonald's Big Mac or other fast food chains will not do).
Scrambled Eggs (salted and fluffy, made in a pan with butter).
A pint of Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Ice Cream (New York Super Fudge Chunk is ok too).