Tag Archive: migraine

An old year ends, a new year begins

Yes, I meant to write this post about two weeks ago, but time passed. But time passing is kind of what this post is all about, so hey, it’s appropriate. 2012 was a pretty good year. It was the first full calendar year of my being completely self-employed, and I still have a roof over …

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A Plethora of Pics

I have a bad habit of taking pictures and then never getting around to posting them. So, today I present a backlog of photographs from the last few weeks. When we did the Wine & Wool Festival at Sandhill Crane Vineyards, I learned that one of the cool things about outdoor shows is dragonflies visiting …

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Holiday shipping, a coupon and stuff

Gift Certificate

I don’t know how it got to be December 8 already. I’m still trying to figure out how it got to be 2010. Ok, I understand it logically. Time passes. But it still seems really really weird to me that something that happened in 1990 happened 20 years ago. But I digress. If you’re thinking …

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Punk pin cushion on wheels

So.  I did something I haven’t done for about three years.  Something I wasn’t sure I’d ever do again. I rode my bike. Certainly no big deal to many people, but for me?  I had to really think long and hard about it. I used to ride my bike everywhere, year round.  I even rode …

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Happy birthday to me!

That’s right!  I’m 45 today!  And it’s a pretty good day (aside from the sore throat my body decided to give me as a birthday present, but I’ll overlook that).  My garden says it’s definitely spring, calendar be damned.  Dwarf irises are blooming, which was an absolute delight, because I forgot I planted those! In …

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I was going to write about how I haven’t had enough energy to do anything lately because my migraines have been wretched, and how I’m trying an elimination diet (eliminating pretty much everything from my diet that might be a migraine trigger — garlic, onions, grapes, berries, dried fruit, soy, yeast, refined sugar, black beans, …

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a pain in the neck

My neurologist referred me to a physical therapist since a lot of my migraines are accompanied by neck pain.  I had my first appointment with the PT on Monday and learned that wow, it’s amazing how screwed up my neck and upper back are.  I won’t bore you with all the details, but what it …

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I give up.  I tried the gluten-free diet for nearly 10 weeks, and I didn’t see any decrease in the frequency or severity of my migraines.  In fact I spent a couple of days this week feeling like there was an elephant standing on my head.  So screw it. I just had an Amy’s Roasted …

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Hey, I’m famous!

Well, maybe not.  But I wrote a guest post for Ann Arbor’s getDowntown blog and it was published today.  Check it out! Other than that, I’m kind of too migrained out to write much.  Anyone know how long it should take for a gluten free diet to make the migraines stop if it’s going to?


So, what I said yesterday about the migraines not being so bad lately?  Uh, never mind.  My brain stabbed me in the eyeball last night and I had to go to bed before I puked.  I still feel pretty blechy/eyeball-squeezy. I’ve come to realize there are two parts of my brain that are at odds …

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