Well I got my new glasses on Saturday.  This is the first time in nine years that my prescription did not change from the last time I went.  I was hoping new glasses would align my astigmatismatic eyes (I made that word up) but the headaches are the same so it isn’t related.  One of my best friends, Kim, spent the weekend in a migraine-induced stupor.  She believes her headaches are being triggered by stress/tension headaches.  She has more of the light and sound phobia whereas I just turn into a crabby bitch.

It looks like Kim and I weren’t the only one who had a bad weekend too. Erin and Kerrie had issues with interacting with the public too.  One of the problems I see that I have that Kerrie mentioned was scoping out what is going to happen with every scenario.  We try to become fortune-tellers of our own bodies which in turn changes us into lunatics about every stimuli.  I can’t stand it sometimes so I dose up on whatever medication so I can have a few hours out with my friends without pain.  I end up paying for it in the end but I have a sense of a normal life for that time.  Erin, I think we should all go work for a migraine institute and then they couldn’t be jerks when we took off for headaches.  It’s kind of like the not smoking if you work at the American Lung Association.  Sound like a plan??

I should get back to work.  I had too much fun linking to other blogs that this one took me more than a few minutes.  I love trackbacks too because you see who is talking about you :).  Oh yes, and very soon I am going to try podcasting.  It’s probably going to be really dorky but I just want to try it.  🙂

Categories: Headaches


I'm a 20-something full time geek, part time student and photographer with a life partner, dog, house, and the two cars. I also have an ice pick in my left temple every day.


ErinM · April 17, 2006 at 10:23 AM

Hey, that sounds like a great plan!! I’m lucky enough to work for people who actually understand what I’m going through. My supervisor is VERY sympathetic and my director’s wife actually gets migraines about once every month or two. GREAT for me… not so great for her, though. 🙁

Jackie · April 18, 2006 at 7:48 PM

I would give you a pat on the back about your new glasses, but your just going to have to pat your self, since I’m a little far away.

I think that it would be a great idea to pay the Migraine Researchers a regular person wage, and then make them pay for all the meds that the avrage chronic migraine suffer needs, then MAYBE they would lower the price of those darn things.

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