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Sunday, June 28, 2009


I'm finally, thank God, feeling better. The problem with migraines for me is I'm sick and in pain for DAYS when one hits. And this one I'm not entirely certain I could have done much more than what I did. I know my head hurt the night before I realized I actually had a migraine and not just a really bad headache. What made me understand it WAS a migraine was the fact that I was light and sound sensitive and the headache moved*, a classic sign of a migraine.

So I took my meds on Wednesday, but it didn't really do any good. Sigh. This is what I get for stressing over something I shouldn't have. I know the risks when I get too stressed, and I know what I should do to reduce that stress, but this time I allowed it to overwhelm me and paid the price.

What was I stressing over? Some emails I exchanged with Diane Pershing, president of the RWA. And while I don't agree with her stance on e-publishing I shouldn't have let the reluctance to change a point of view cause me almost a week's worth of pain. And if I ever start to do something that silly again I know just the man to stop me.

Hear that, sweetheart? Feel free to sit on this Italian girl's hands to get her to stop talking!

*With migraines, the headache will "travel" around your head. In other words, right now the headache is at the top half of the back of my head; a few hours ago it was focused right above my right eye.


host said...

Hi! I'm glad you are feeling better. Been there done that (those migraines are horrible). Lots of authors are stressing over that lady from RWA so you aren't alone in your frustration. But try not to give her too much power over you (and in the end over your health). Hope your migraine ends soon!

Dana Marie Bell said...

Thanks. I AM feeling much better this morning, but I can tell I still can't leave the house. One more day and it should be gone completely.

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