I’ve been pretty scarce the past week.  This is my last week of school and also the time of the year for a huge annual conference that my employer holds and this year it is in the same city we are located.  I’m going crazy.

Last night I had a really bad headache during dinner.  Tazz and I cooked out on the grill and even got a  microbrew to try out.  I think it may have been the beer that did it; I usually don’t drink pale ale.  Wheat beers and rice beers are fine from my experience.  I had to take an Excedrin and hide under the covers for almost an hour and a half.  I actually was nauseous this time and my nose ran like crazy.  More and more it sounds like my headaches are in fact cluster headaches.  My neurologist agrees that they are “atypical” like most of us; not fitting a definition that is arbitrary is common.

34 days until we go to Hawaii.  There is this staircase on Oahu that apparently can take 1-3 hours to climb but it overlooks an entire valley plus some.  Something like a third of a mile high?  We really want to go there, even if for the first landing half way up.  I haven’t been taking pictures lately and I need something to inspire me again.

Just a quick post to let you know I’m here; I have a final due next week and then I’m free.  I will miss college but not the 50 mile round trips back and forth twice a week.  That’s $12.00 a week I’ll save!! 🙂

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.


Jackie · April 28, 2006 at 6:08 PM

I hope you are feeling better for you trip to Hawaii!

I read somewhere that some of the symptoms of migraines are “sinus pain, and running noses” which is why a lot of doctors initially miss-diagnose them as sinus headaches. I know that a lot of the time with my migraines my nose will start running too.

Just wanted to encourage you with that.

Congrats on finishing school!

ErinM · April 28, 2006 at 6:26 PM

Glad to hear you’re doing well. I was starting to worry about ya. Congrats on almost being done with school. Going to school with migraines is hard, I KNOW!! I haven’t been able to go in some time… I’ll hopefully be able to go back starting this summer.

Have a WONDERFUL time in Hawaii. It’s so beautiful there!!

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