Deb Ward, GWS, OWS, PWS, WSI - WATERCOLOR/WATER MEDIA - My passion is teaching adult “beginners”. Weekly classes in my home; workshops; classes for Cincinnati Recreation Commission. My work is nationally recognized and published - see “Featured” on my sidebar. I’m a Signature Member of Georgia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana state Watercolor Societies, Cincinnati Art Club, past-President of Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society. Contact info below under “Class Information”

Saturday, December 5, 2009


A couple of days ago Rhonda mentioned having another migraine - she seems to get those a lot, and I certainly can sympathize since I used to get them horribly. It seems to be the Type A personality, I think, which I USED to be! - took on too much and wouldn't accept help; always pushing myself and wanting perfection.
However, I'm now about a Type Z! I really try not to let stuff bother me and have become quite the procrastinator - a total 180 degree switch from my early years! Now I periodically get vertigo - had that over the weekend, but it didn't las too long, thank God - or occular migraines.
This getting old stuff is for the birds!
As far as the migraines - my best (or worst) migraine story happened just before my wedding. This one was so bad I insisted that my fiance (now husband) get out his gun and shoot me; instead he took me to the emergency room (and now I know that sometimes he regrets that decision!)
Anyway - there I was just wanting someone to put me out of my misery, but instead I had the nurse from Hell assigned to me. No matter how many times I told her how bad I felt and that I needed something for the pain and nausea, she ignored me - until I finally puked all over her, from the top of her shirt to the bottom of her nurse-y shoes. THEN she FINALLY gave me a shot of something (for all I know at that point she was trying to euthanize me!) but I didn't care since then I was no longer in pain.


RHCarpenter said...

I used to get migraines frequently, Deb. Now they are less intense and less frequent - thank goodness. I used to get them so badly when I was in my
20's that I'd have to be socked with an injection of something that would knock me out. Now I just dissolve 1/2 a pill on my tongue and keep moving - if I give in to it, then I get nothing done for 2 days. I hope your vertigo is much better. I've never had that...wonder what a painting would look like if painted while having vertigo? Something a la Van Gogh, perhaps??

Gaylynn said...

My migraines have sent me to bed, however luckily I have never gotten ill with them. As for vertigo...I had that once and it hit me while I was driving. I slowly pulled over, locked the doors and told my daughters to stay seated because mommy might pass out for a minute. I then laid my head on the steering wheel and waited for the spinning to pass. It did and we made it to our destination. However, Rhonda if I had painted at that point I think the painting would be more Picasso with the counter clockwise motion :-)

Ginny Stiles said...

Oh Gosh Deb...what a migraine story! Yikes.
I have several friends who get them.
They are so debilitating! I periodically get sinus attacks that mimic it with severe pain across my face and a headache from hell. But still, I don't think it is as bad as a migraine. And they don't usually last as long. I have just found a new dietary supplement that seems to help me called Sinupret ( a hint to pass on for those sinus suffers out there.

Chris Beck said...

On behalf of everyone who has ever suffered through an emergency room visit, I thank you!!! ;-D

Occular migraines and vertigo are two little "friends" who have visited me on occasion in the past 10 years. Such fun companions, as I'm sure you will agree!!

debwardart said...

Ladies, glad to know I'm not the only one who suffers these affronts to my brain!!! Could it be because we are artists??? Thanks for your comments.

Teresa said...

I know I should laugh but LOLOLOL! that nurse deserved it!

I've never had vertigos (touch on wood) but migraines are a pain, now, if only you'd always been a type Z...ok ,no, I don't think you'd be able to avoid the vertigos that way neither.
Take care Deb, hope you feel better soon