Thursday, August 10, 2006

Screwdriver Behind My Eye


I looked up pictures of migraines on the internet. Interesting....this one kind of feels like today. I know I am dramatic. I haven't experienced migraines for about four years thanks to being pregnant or nursing. But, my body has finally decided it is time to kick back into gear and hit me hard once a month. I woke up this morning with what felt like a screwdriver behind my left eye digging, gouging, scraping and every other descriptive word that a screwdriver could do to ones eye. It was great. Amanda had to be a Vacation Bible School, I was suppose to have coffee with a friend, I have a bunch of kids. You know, Life. No one put a "Do not disturb because mommy has a migraine" sign on my door. I do have to say though that I am blessed with one of the world's best teenagers. She definitely is "normal" when it comes to being a hormonal teenage girl, but when duty calls she steps up to the plate and complains very little. She had a friend over who drives~I know! Isn't that exciting! No really! I'm serious. So, her friend took care of Amanda, my friend who was waiting to have coffee with me prayed for me, and I only had to get out of bed once because Coral was so awesome with helping make sure every thing went smoothly. Luckily I got my hands on some medicine, and I could actually feel it expanding the blood vessels in my brain. Wow. That was fun. I almost lost the three crackers I had eaten today when that sensation came upon me. Oh yah, I did forget to mention that Coral was driving at the exact moment I could feel my brain freaking out. She was being helpful...Behind the wheel of my van. I couldn't find my sun glasses so I had to wear Steve's safety sunglasses. They went with the rest of the fashion statement that I was making. I did manage to put on a bra for this special occasion of leaving the house, though, just in case someone I knew came out to the van at church or we got pulled over for Coral's fabulous driving skills. Not that that was likely mind you. I kept my "lunch" down, got home from picking up Amanda from VBS, and went back to bed until 2:30 PM. I finally was able to open my left eye at that time. I am much better tonight. I can still feel the aftershocks, and my muscles all over my body feel like I have been working out...Um, yah right. Oh boy! I can't wait for next month. I love being a woman....

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am soooo sorry. I have been blessed by never ever having been hit by a migraine, but have friends who have. I am sooooo sorry, and it comes once a month! BUMMER! We missed you guys lastnight at homegroup. Hope it only lasted a day? Love, Missy

Wanda Nichol said...

I haven't had a migraine for a long time, but I know what your saying. I'm sorry that they are coming back again. One thing I can't understand is- How in the world can you be so funny and make someone laugh so hard that they nearly fall out of their chair by describing something that hurts so bad? Love,Mom