December 11, 2017

I keep coming back to feelings unexpressed; locking the door to keep the wolf out; forgetting the part where the wolf huffs and puffs and you can just say goodbye to your lock and your door and duck because you are in for it, pal; the wolf is armed. Can't dodge bullets...

December 4, 2017

I wouldn't be surprised to learn that my very first words were Mickey Mouse. I saw Mickey in comic strips; comic books; animated cartoons; my crayon drawings; still draw him as part of my sign-off on notes.  

My grandfather called me Mickey; and since I had a lisp, it w...

November 27, 2017

…just going a little further—if you don't mind—with my belated realization that my year-and-a-half Migraine holiday in France wasn't a gift; a wish granted.

Or that the year-and-a-half holiday ending—a 3 AM icepick driven into the right side of my jaw just below my ear...

November 20, 2017

In the middle of marveling at just how amazing Migraine know, just looking at it from let’s say two or three miles—wouldn’t want to get any closer—Migraine is really impressive. 

I mean it never stops, you know? On the job twenty-four hours a day every day; no...

November 13, 2017

No fun, gang.

There you are; In your pj's ready for bed and a good night's snooze.

Then bing! that certain feeling; a kind of ZZZ in the stomach or a WHAA in your neck or a WHOA when you straighten up after putting on or taking off your shoes; maybe a OOO in your lower r...

November 9, 2017

Migraine’s been around for centuries, I’ve suffered for a lifetime, and we still don’t have a  reliable treatment that’s effective every time. 

Yet, in this excerpt from my book, My Life With Migraine  I describe the treatment that in fact ended my murderous headac...

October 30, 2017

Just now; crawling out; emerging; on the edge but not quite there; waves of this and that…receding maybe; not over.

Migraine taking control; perfect timing; predictable if I'd been paying attention; living breathing confirmation that not letting it all hang out is the i...

October 23, 2017

I know, I know, It's futile to speculate; the what ifs can drive you nuts. 

But let me—just this once—imagine what it would've been like, if my pediatrician—a kind, lovely man—after my record-setting zillionth visit of the year, with this pain or that ache or upset stom...

October 6, 2017

Speaking of procrastination—to myself, I mean; not you—when I sat down to write this, having sorted yet again through all the other approaches I've tried for years, I decided that the way to get started is to just sit down and start. 

Nothing new, of course; you know, t...

September 26, 2017

Simple, right?

Past, present and future. 

What's the big deal, eh? 

Well, I'll tell you; maybe easy for you, but I still work on it.

Not the actual time; or being unable to tell the difference between night and day.  Or what day of the week it is. That's the easy part. It'...

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