Still no word on the HIPAA complaint I filed.  I may re-file the complaint with the regional office in Chicago rather than e-mailing it to the national office.  I’ll certainly update everyone when I find out what is happening.

After reviewing my files, I realized that I had certain dates wrong in my head.  My migraines weren’t diagnosed until 2003 and I’ve been on blood pressure medications since 1999.  The doctors office kept copies every time they got a fax note from me and whenever I had a prescription refilled.  Kind of scary to see how often I called that quack.

What I’ve learned so far is that memory doesn’t serve me as well as I thought.  Keeping a timeline written down somewhere is your best plan.  You may think you will remember a significant event forever, when in fact, you start to forget when it doesn’t continue to be an ultra-relevant fact any more.

Leads me to believe that my idea for a migraine diary application for a mobile phone makes more sense every day.  I think I might actually make it my final project for my software engineering degree.


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.


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