Friday, November 07, 2008
Mags and migraines
This month is the 'Travel and Adventure' issue and one I was looking forward to seeing. It was interesting to see which drawings the editor chose and the layout of the page. I'm really glad she included the little sketch of the Great Wall as that was such a special day for me, sketching up there on a deserted stretch of the wall with just the noise of the breeze - really magical.
I hope to have something more up-to-date to post soon. I had a bit of a block with a portrait I started and had to put it away for quite a while to see what the problem was. (The good news was, the solution just popped into my head as I woke up one morning, the bad news was I'd done too much to erase and re-work!) Just as I was getting back into it, a migraine struck this week so I'll have to try and finish over the weekend.
The migraine was expected and I knew it would be a bad one too. During the summer I thought I'd finally sort out my food 'intolerances' and had some tests done. I explained quite a few times that I didn't have allergies, I had intolerances, but when I returned for the results I was told I had no allergies. I was cross (even more so when I saw the bill!) but she insisted that nothing had shown up for wheat and the other things I mentioned. So, a few weeks ago, and for the first time in 11 years I started eating bread again. No serious symptoms, so I tried cakes and biscuits too! It seemed fine at first, I was thrilled that I was finally eating normally. I wouldn't have to worry about finding something suitable while travelling, or going out to eat. But very gradually I started to feel really sluggish, very depressed, I was putting on weight and my skin looked like I had a bad case of acne! So, start of the week - detox time. I knew there was nothing for it but to go cold turkey and it only took 24 hours for that migraine to kick in! Much as I love bread, it'll be at least another 11 years before I'll try that again! My skin already feels better and I'm sure I'll have a lot more energy next week. Might even get that portrait finished!