#MHAMBC Day 8: Dwelling On Dreams

“It does not do well to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” ~JK Rowling. I can easily imagine how many migraineurs for whom this quotation would really hit home, and in how many different ways. For this month’s Blog Carnival (my first), I wrote about how I wouldn’t actually choose to live my life…

The Eye Of The Tiger

“You held me down, but I got up Already brushing off the dust You hear my voice, you hear that sound Like thunder gonna shake the ground You held me down, but I got up Get ready ’cause I’ve had enough I see it all, I see it now I got the eye of the…

My Body’s Betrayal – a prose poem

“I have no idea what I’m talking about / I am trapped in this body and can’t get out”  — Thom Yorke An empty husk, sunk into a permanent hollow in the flannel sheet and mattress A mattress that used to be his mother’s Everything here used to belong to someone else, myself included. Perhaps not…

ER, Again

Asia is barking and anxiety yawning and upset. I am in my “Migraine Awareness” hoodie, pajama pants and heading to the ER myself once again. Waiting for my dad to take me there at around 6:15 pm. John thinks he’s getting out tomorrow, I think that’s too soon. They’re not even giving him any meds….

Caregiver Burn Out

CRPS Shazz blogged a great WikiHow piece the other day called “How To Understand Someone With Chronic Pain.” I shared it with friends on Facebook, because even the most considerate and loving people in my life don’t get it – how can they? The last item on the list, screenshot below, just became extremely relevant…

Medication Overuse Headache, BITE ME.

Since detoxing from NSAIDS, I’ve been really trying to be careful about over medicating, which is only an option since I’m not working. So I am supposed to ideally only medicate twice per week. Okay, that’s crazy, I’m just not there yet. So, I’m trying to only take Tylenol 2 days per week; Imitrex 2…

~ thank you

I am amazed to have followers, in one day. Survivors whose blogs, chronicles of pain and triumph, I had already noticed and admired. The thoughtful comments on what initially felt like a frivolous post (changing the lyrics of a well-known song) show so much caring and community, understanding and acceptance of what is a tremendously…

My Own Catch-22

My long-awaited appointment with my neurologist, whom I saw for migraine for at least ten years before switching to Dr. H, is approaching on Tuesday. It took me months to get in with her; I’m a new patient again. I am unaccountably nervous. So much depends upon this appointment. Are her treatment methods still the…