As those of you who also read kelloggs2066‘s Live Journal know, I was suffering from a migraine this morning and into the afternoon.
“Migraine” comes from the greek word “hemikrania.” Literally, “half of the head.” Yup. Half my head was throbbing, right behind my left eye. It wouldn’t be so bad, except I had WORK to do.
I took a nap, hoping that this was stemming from lack of sleep. I woke up and it was worse. Fortunately, Sandra had gone shopping and gotten me some Diet Vanilla Pepsi. Caffeine is GREAT headache medicine, provided you’re not already addicted to the stuff. I kicked my Diet Pepsi habit a couple of months ago, and have only had to medicate a headache with it once or twice since then.
Well, today I had to imbibe something like 24 ounces of the stuff to get the half of my head I needed for cartooning back from the threshold of pain. And I got some good cartooning done… right up until 5 minutes ago, when I got the shakes so bad I started screwing lines up.
The good news is that I only botched a couple of lines (I know when to stop trying to touch pen to paper), and they were finishing background lines. That, and the strip they go in is a real watershed strip for me — I used an anatomy textbook in order to do some VERY detailed artwork. See, I needed to draw Elf “naked”… tune in on December 13th!
Now I’m going to go to the gym and hope that some exercise will burn the rest of this stuff out of my system.