Headache-induced rambling

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   Posted 6/22/2008 9:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Pain is a prison.
I get out and walk in the yard. The sun blinds me. My guts warn me that this better not be a prelude to wanders further afield.

The analgesic that comes closest to working is... TV. Also, nibbling on food. While I am actually eating, my head isn't in constant mid-explosion involving billions of bits of sharp glass pounding into the tissues inside my eyes and sinuses and forehead, while fighting queasiness. So although I am far from hungry, I am constantly nibbling. Grain by grain of rice. Picking little bit of celery by little bit of celery out of a potato salad.

Writing? Forget it.

Walking or working out? No way.

Repotting plants? Nope.

Stapling Blue to the table to discuss budget with me? Yeah right.

I type "headache" and "lupus" into Google and discover: Headaches are not associated with lupus. ALSO: Headaches are associated with lupus. ALSO: Intractable migraine-like headaches are characteristic of people with lupus. Or not. Here, take this prednisone. Maybe it won't make you feel worse.

I pull down the shades on the long, warm, hazy solstice day and go back to nibbling on food in front of the TV. Trapped.

Nobody needs to reply. I don't need advice. I'm just practicing my typing.



Often she hid at the sight of wild beasts,
forgetting what she was; and, though
herself a bear, shuddered at sight of other bears.
   -- Ovid, Metamorphoses

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   Posted 6/22/2008 10:26 AM (GMT -6)   
When I have horrible sinus infections chewing is the only thing that rids me of the pain and then only while actually chewing-of cource three days on omnicef and the headache goes away and does not come back.

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   Posted 6/22/2008 11:11 AM (GMT -6)   
(((((((((( Maenad )))))))))))

I'm so sorry you are so trapped in your pain. I see you don't want/need any advice . . . so I'll button mine . . . but just wanted you to know I care.


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Audrey Ann
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   Posted 6/24/2008 10:00 PM (GMT -6)   
My prayers to you, Maenad, as you deal with your pain.
Audrey Ann
Lupus and RA and LOTS of Medications!


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