Posted by steve (188.8.131.52) on September 08, 2000 at 16:02:45:
I came to this board in April when my latest battle with CH began. CH becomes an obsession for me when I am under seige. I hate the pain but also the state of mind, mood and ill health that has come to define my life while under it's power. I consider CH a major illness because of it's power to disrupt my life and the lives of my family. A supportive wife and four boys.
I did'nt watch allot of ballgames this summer. Dad's got a headache. My youngest (8yrs)came home from one ball game excitedly telling me about his great hit and making a major league catch. He witnessed me under attack that particular night. I will never forget the look of fear and sadness on his face. He told me that he prayed to God that I would feel better. It was a bitter sweet moment for me. To witness his empathy for me was special. The look on his face reminded me that these damnable attacks take their toll in ways that I may never fully understand.
I try to joke my way through the maze but I fully understand that there is nothing funny about cluster headaches. They SUCK! This site has made me laugh, made me cry, made me mad but, most of all ... it gave me a place to go when I was under the obsessive state of CH. CH.com kept reminding me that there were so many others going through the same ordeal.
My current seige is coming to an end. My family and I salute the vision that led to the developement of this site. I will check in once in a while and I will certainly share any new information that I find regarding CH. I am axious to put cluster headaches out of my mind for as long as I can. It's time to PLAY BALL!
Be Well ... steve
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