Sterling helped me cut up the ingredients for soup and do the dishes as the migraine started coming back. I settled into the couch for some Doctor Who and alternated the heating pad, ice pack, and massages from Sterling. I swear I ate everything in the house last night.. but I woke up with a feeling of relief. The migraine has subsided.
The migraine started last Friday and had been eating away at me all weekend. The stress I put myself under didn't help one bit. I'm thinking the migraine started out from eating processed meat, which my body doesn't like. The migraine started out as a familiar "You ate something you shouldn't have" pain, and I felt like it would pass. So, I continued on my week. I was trying to get tons of illustrations finished so I could take that trip. When the trip didn't work out, my body still made sure I had a vacation... though this vacation was not enjoyable in the least.
I tend to carry my stresses in my shoulders and neck, which is what continued the outrageous migraine. That and my sensitive stomach makes me very prone to migraines. Every time I eat something that ends up giving me a migraine, I know that this journey of what I should and shouldn't eat will be a long, painful and expensive road.. Maybe by the time I'm in my 30's I will have a good understanding of the things I can and can not eat.. Because it doesn't seem to just be gluten and processed meats that makes me sick.
All week I was in a fog, barely able to get a thing done. I don't mean work, I mean anything. Taking a shower was hard work. But today I finally felt clear. And I kid you not, I woke up this morning.. stretched one hand into the air and exclaimed "I am alive!" And I woke up and made some art.
Mixed Media on paper