Actually, I should have had at least 2 headaches in this time frame (5 1/2 months) so I am counting my lucky stars! Your right I am lucky only getting 4 or 5 a year, but with a 25 year track record, I'm pretty in tune with my headaches and what works and what doesn't. I have been using the abortive medicines, Axert and Imitrex and like I said they do work, but I hate the side effects for days after.
I may have been sold "quite the deal" but it's working for me and I don't have to worry about the awful side effects.
Good luck with your headaches and like I said stapling it may not be for everyone, but if it works for one person...that's one less miserable person out there!
P.S. Maybe all those piercings aren't in the right place?