Tomato/to-mah-to


rusty-sawMayo Clinic definition of migraine:

A migraine can be disabling — with symptoms so severe, all you can think about is finding a dark, quiet place to lie down. Up to 17 percent of women and 6 percent of men have experienced a migraine.

In some cases, these painful headaches are preceded or accompanied by a sensory warning sign (aura), such as flashes of light, blind spots or tingling in your arm or leg. A migraine is also often accompanied by other signs and symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine pain can be excruciating and may incapacitate you for hours or even days.

 

Kel’s definition of migraine:

Satan let loose a particularly perverse band of demons from the dark recesses of hell with a rusty saw to slowly cut open my skull and shove ten pounds of shattered glass directly into my brain. I’ll be honest…it hurt so badly that I cried. A lot. That just made it hurt worse.

As a result, I did not make my usual Wednesday post over at Publishing Renaissance. The worst seems to be over, though, so hopefully soon. Maybe.

We’ll see…

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About R.J. Keller

R. J. Keller is the author of Waiting For Spring. An avid independent movie enthusiast, she was Managing Editor of The Movie Fanatic website and created episodes of the writer-centric YouTube series, Inside The Writers' Studio, with author Kristen Tsetsi. She co-hosted Book Chatter with Stacey Cochran from 2011-2014. She lives in Central Maine with her family, where she enjoys gardening, collecting geeky memorabilia, and watching other people cook. View all posts by R.J. Keller

7 responses to “Tomato/to-mah-to

  • Crystal Lynn

    One word…. Imitrex…..
    It has saved my life… since I thought that bashing my head against a wall would hurt less that it actually did.
    I so feel your pain… or at least I use to. I know when they start to come on and take the stuff immediately. I have them stashed all over. I keep one in the car, in all my coat pockets, in any bag I may carry, at my folk’s, my suitcase, camera bag. I ensure that I can get my hands on them. My doc even has the injectable stuff and I can go to his office if something doesn’t work without an appointment, thank the Good Lord, it has never come to that. They are worth every penny.
    I do have a “funny” migraine story though. The night “Gods and Generals” came out, the Good Husband and I went to Altoona and bought our tickets and then went to dinner. While at dinner WHAMUPSIDETHEHEAD “it” hit. So about 15 minutes before the movie started we went back and returned the 2 tickets. 2 kids got them, as they were sold out. Turned out it was Jared and his brother, who I didn’t know at the time.

  • robinaltman

    Kel, so sorry this happened to you. I’ve only had one migraine in my life, and I felt exactly like you did. It was awful, and I just went to sleep because I couldn’t take it. Friends who get them often (I can’t imagine a worse fate) say the same thing Crystal said. Imitrex is a lifesaver.

    Hope you feel better soon!

  • bunnygirl

    I refuse to jinx myself and will only say I’m glad you’re feeling better!

  • joeglasgow

    Glad you’re doing better, too, Kel. Headaches are from hell. I’ve only had one in my time…and I felt on the verge of one last night, but it never materialised, thank God. So I am glad you’re recovering.

    (Ever thought of writing a medical book with your own definitions?)

  • Lori Tiron-Pandit

    I hope you’re feeling better, Kel. I remember a time when I was a child and I wished I had a migraine because it seemed like such a mature thing to experience. I was very curious about how it felt, and I lived to regret it.

  • Kit Courteney

    Poxy fucking things.

    Hope you recover fully, very soon.

  • MoJo

    Kel! Ouchie.

    I wondered where you’d got to, but take your time and get better.

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