what began as a routine morning, has now escalated into an all-too familiar journey. i'm fully embracing the onslaught of another crushing headache.
i've been a chronic headache sufferer for the past 17 years. i've seen neurologists, chiropractors, orthopedists, general practicianors, janitors, plumbers, i don't know, i've seen everyone but a shrink, and i'm just thinking that's my next stop because these things are seriously driving me crazy.
did you know if you twitter about a migraine or a headache you'll be "followed" by a host of "people" trying to sell you headache remedies?? i pretty much have more than enough spam in my email inbox, must these people invade twitter as well?? it's enough to give me a headache!!
oh wait. i already have one.
i had scoliosis as a child (although it's not something you get over, i guess i still have scoliosis) and after being in and out of braces and body casts (can you see why me dating was never a thing my parents were worried about?) throughout middle and high school, i eventually had a full spinal fusion, complete with the harrington rod-car jacking maneuver they did on my vertebral column.
thank goodness for morphine. lots and lots of morphine.
but the remnants of that issue has resulted in a residual curve in my neck. and chronic headaches.
overall, i try not to let it get to me. and if i keep busy, i can almost forget i have a nagging, literal pain in my neck.
but other days, like today, i'm not so enjoying having my head attached to the rest of my body. i have a pretty high threshold of pain, and i'll endure. . . but i gotta wonder what my liver looks like after a fairly regular diet of excedrine migraine, naproxen, advil and extra strength tylenol. the big guns (imitrex, maxalt, etc) sometimes work, but at $25 a pop, it gives me a headache just thinking how we'll afford more!
but i'm not going to let a vice-grip on my cerebellum interfere with enjoying a gorgeous unseasonably dry/cool august (yes, i said august) day in tennessee. cool/dry, august and tennessee. never before seen in the same sentence. . . at least not without an "i wish we could have" attached to it.
seriously, it's been a spectacular summer.
and really, i'm kinda glad my head is attached to my body. . .