Meandering anecdotes and an occasional incisive comment, courtesy of an overeducated, feminist former-professional, who is continually outsmarted by her overly-gifted children and genius spouse and who seeks refuge in books, cocktails, and the occasional Xanax.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Yesterday I visited the neurologist at the headache clinic at the hospital. And he said that I have migraines and I will for the rest of my life and I have to take responsibility for it and eat more and eat less aged cheese and ALWAYS eat breakfast. He also said I might have Anemia or I might have a problem with my thyroid. So I need to get a blood test! Ack! I don't like needles. I don't like shots. I don't like shots that last for ten seconds. And I don't like the idea that people are taking my blood and doing stuff with it! Those vampires!
I also need to get this biofeedback therapy thing if our insurance covers it. They stick electrodes on me and show a thing on a screen. It sounds very boring, but according to daddude, it is a mental challenge. a very boring one involving electrodes.
Also the neurologist had giant feet. And he said there would be no needles, and then he says that they're going to suck out my blood! It all sounds very pointy.
But what I don't get is how people can stick electrodes on you and see how stressed out you are. Also I wonder if they're gonna put one of those things on my finger that goes "Beep Beep Beep" when I'm stressed out.
I realize that snake is irrelevant, but I love snakes almost as much as I love chinchillas. Also this post is kind of boring without it.
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iriszilla huh? are you planning on destroying tokyo with laser snakes?
yes, hughman. Yes I am.
oh snap! i've been served.
My boyfriend had biofeedback therapy because he had the same problem. At first he thought it was boring too, then he pretended that he was being studied by aliens and it got slightly more interesting, but not by much apparently.
Good luck with the insurance!
I'm sorry about the migraines. I hope this gets better.
I like your snake photos even though I don't like snakes.
Have you ever seen a snake not in a cage or zoo, but out in the open?
My fiance has had migraines his entire life, and no one knows why. =( Good luck with that.
As for the needles, I hate 'em myself. All you can really do is grit your teeth, turn your head away, and it's over before you know it.
I get migraines sometimes. They feel the opposite of great. Apparently there are zillions of reasons someone can get them. Mine are caused neck issues. They come when the blood flow and nerve activity to my brain get restricted. Yoga, excercise, good posture and the chiropractor keep them at bay for me. Hope the cause of yours is figured out soon!
It shouldn't be that surprising that Iris gets migraines, as her poor old mother is a migraineur as well. Have you fellow migraine sufferers heard the highly promising news about botox? Turns out women who get botox for cosmetic reasons get an added bonus of a marked decline in migraines. I won't give a child botox, but it is something to ponder for the future...
Ask your Dr about Topamax. It is thte only thing I have found that works.
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