Colin is right on the money here Shane, no shame in having pain

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Posted by sailpappy on November 01, 2001 at 09:57:57:

In Reply to: It's best that she does see what it's like posted by Colin on November 01, 2001 at 03:49:56:

On the very first date with my wonderful wife of almost 30 years now, I remember it like it was yesterday--We went to a Drive in to see "Love Story" I feel one coming and I try to hide it, I tell her I'm tired from working and ask if I could lay my head in her lap for a few moments to relax, I had a hugh Chrysler NewYorker with a kick ass airconditioner, I cranked it up full blast and laid my head down, I started sweating like a sponge being wrung out and shaking like a trembling leaf, she starts with the "WHAT'S WRONG,DO I NEED TO GET AN AMBULANCE,ARE YOU OK WHAT DO I DO TO HELP YOU, I'M SCARED WHAT DO I DO TO HELP YOU"
By now she has Ice forming on her eye brows and is shivering, an I am sweating like a pig from my head, she was so freaked! I had her get out of the car, when she stood up I saw where I had been sweating from the battle with the beast she was soaked and look like I had spillede a 32 ounce drink on her.
I tried to explain that I would be OK as soon as I got cold enough for th headache to go away and could she just please try to remain calm as I can talk while I'm having this much pain with out throwing in the expellatives that I never want to say in front of a lady,especially on the first date.
She runs to the consession stand and calls 911, next thing I know the paramedic's are there and they had never even heard of cluster headache before, they wanted to give me a shot of morphine and I freaked out and told them to leave me alone, I locked the car doors and layed there until the demon got too cold and split, I kept a blanket in the trunk, just in case things got cozy!
After the attack was over I explained that this happened to me 3 to 7 times a day every day and I thought that would be the end of it, here it is 30 years later and she is still here with me, because she said anyone that could deal with the pain I suffer ande be as happy and fun to be around as I was had to be great Father Material!
Big Gulp at this point by me as it was just our first dte, I was thinking of the act of trying to make a baby but without the actual event occuring!
I don't know who ws more scared that night but like the old adeage says,'HONESTY IS ALWAYS THE BEST POLICY"---Happy Pappy

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