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My aching head

I have been taking daily meds for migraine for almost 10 years, and my headaches are under control.  In fact, I wondered just the other day  if I still really needed them.

Today I got my answer.

After a particular bumpy plane ride to Kansas City, I was not only nauseous but in the throes of a full-blown migraine.  And my meds?  They were in my checked bag.

Ouch, ouch, ouch.

Migraine Barbie’s aura might look like candy, but she and I know that it hurts like a mother.  And when I didn’t get the meds within the first 30 minutes of the headache, I just had to ride it out.  Lie in the dark and sleep it off.

Which is what I did.  Hence today’s really late post.

So, what did we learn?  Well, I do still need my meds.  I can still get air sick from time to time, too.  And probably most importantly…

Keep your damn headache pills close at hand, sister.

Please. Stand. Still.

I spent a lot of my childhood motion sick.  Cars, boats, planes, you name it — we just didn’t get along.

But what if the very floor could give you vertigo?

Don’t laugh.  It’s happening.

Researchers in Jersey City, New Jersey have found that high contrast black-and-white carpeting is making people sick.

We’re talking headaches.  Visual distress.  Even seizures in epileptics.

Man…that boat trip is sounding better all the time.

They aren’t exactly sure why a high contrast repeating pattern can give the illusion of motion and make viewers sick.  But based on their findings, researchers do recommend that you give carpet more than a quick glance before you make any purchase for your home.

Your home?  I think this information is even more important for all the planes, trains, and automobiles out there.

Talk about a double whammy!

Laugh thru the pain

I have a really bad headache.

I’m not all that surprised.  I’ve been on the road for the past few days and am sleep deficit, so this migraine is almost expected.  What does surprise me are the jokes I found online about migraine headaches.

I never realized how funny other people would find my pain.

Here are a couple of examples:

A man goes to the doctor with a long history of migraines. The doctor discovers that the poor guy has tried practically every therapy known to man and still, no improvement.

“Listen,” says the doc, “When I have a migraine, I go home, get in a nice hot bathtub, and soak for a while. Then I have my wife sponge me off with the hottest water I can stand, especially around the forehead. This helps a little. Then I get out of the tub, take her into the bedroom, and even if my head is killing me, I force myself to have sex with her. Almost always, the headache is immediately gone. Give it a try, and come back and see me in six weeks.”

Six weeks later, the patient returns with a big grin. “Doc! I took your advice and it really works! I’ve had migraines for 17 years and this is the first time anyone has ever helped me!”

“Well,” says the physician, “I’m glad it worked.”

“By the way, Doc,” the patient adds, “You have a really nice house.”

(Rimshot)  And here’s another one, also a bit blue…

A guy with chronic migraine headaches sees a doctor about his pain. The doctor says, “I can cure your headaches, but I`ll have to cut your balls off to do it.”

The man is horrified at this idea, but he can`t work or sleep, and he`s generally miserable. He says, “I don’t care, cut them off. Just get rid of these damned headaches!”

The doctor performs the operation, and immediately the headaches go away.
The guy is relatively happy, so one day, he decides to get himself a new wardrobe at a new shop downtown.

As soon as he walks in the door, the clerk looks carefully at him and says, “You wear a 44 long jacket, don`t you?” The guy says, “Yeah, how did you know?”
“I have an eye,” says the clerk.

“You also wear a 36 large jockstrap.”  “Ah hah!  You’re wrong,” the guy says gleefully. “I wear a 32 small jockstrap.”  “No, you have to wear a 36 large,” says the clerk.  “Look,  I’m sorry, but you`re wrong. I wear a 32 small.”

That`s impossible,” says the confused clerk. “A 32 small jockstrap would pinch your balls and give you migraines.”

Heck, I didn’t even know jockstraps came in sizes.

Off to take more drugs.  Have a good day.