Sunday, March 29, 2009

Random Thought

Great minds DO NOT think alike. Isn't the dissidence what makes them "GREAT MINDS"????


Sunday, March 22, 2009

A Miracle Cure for My Migraines???

I am still having a hard time believing that this worked, but I have done it again and again this weekend and I am just stunned.

Let me back up a bit. I am usually an iced tea drinker. I used to be totally addicted to Dr Pepper, but I gave it up. That is when I switched to tea. Back in December I got a bad stomach thing; throwing up, fever, etc. and NOTHING tasted right EXCEPT cherry Koolaid (if you can believe that.) I have never gotten my taste back for tea. That is actually what happened with the Dr Pepper. I got sick, lost my taste for it, blah, blah, blah.

So since December, I have been drinking cherry Koolaid and that is about it. Once in a great while I will get a Dr. Pepper if I am out somewhere, but usually I get a slushie in, you guessed it, cherry flavor.

Once in while, especially in the winter I also like to drink coffee. It isn't a daily habit or anything and I usually prefer something creamy and chocolatey. It is usually just when I am craving it, or as a warm-up or "special treat" kind of thing. I never drink it black.

So here I have been drinking Koolaid every day instead of anything with caffeine.

Okay, we are getting there I promise....

I am a migraine sufferer. I have had people say to me, "I don't know if I have ever had a migraine," and I reply "Then you have NOT had one. You would remember it!"

If you don't suffer from migraines, you cannot possibly understand how horrible they are. Remember child birth? Yeah it is nearly that bad only on the other end of your body, and there are no breaks between the "pains".

I take Imitrex for my migraines and it works great. But it makes me feel like lead after the headache is gone, not to mention it costs $40 PER PILL. Yes, I said PER PILL. I got this free discount plan thingie (if you don't have prescription coverage then you should check into it), and that reduces the cost to about $25 per pill so it helps. But that is still a lot of money, especially since I tend to get a migraine a couple times a month. Sometimes I will go about 2 months without one, but normally I have at least one a month.

Thursday night I started to get a headache. (You just kinda know it is a migraine rather than a "regular" headache, and I KNEW it was coming.) I didn't want to have to go and buy a pill, so I thought, "I wonder if something hot to drink would make me feel better just to get me through the night."

Sooooooo I made myself a small pot of Costa Rica Tarrazu, which is my favorite coffee. And I drank a cup. And the headache stopped. It just stopped. So I was thinking that maybe I was wrong, that it was just a regular headache and I just THOUGHT it was a migraine. I just knew it had to be a fluke.

Then on Friday it came back WITH FULL FORCE. I thought I was going to die. It was one of the worst ones that I have had in a while. I was so miserable. So I did it again. I made myself a strong cup of coffee, (I made it strong and black) and drank it as fast as I could and once again the headache stopped. It took about 30 minutes, but it worked. I stopped.

I woke up the last 2 mornings with a bit of it still present. This morning it had changed sides, which mine usually do at around the 36 hour mark. So it is like somewhere behind the scenes it is still running its cycle, but for some reason the coffee has kept me from knowing it.

I just don't understand it at all. I am wondering if it is because I am no longer used to having caffeine. You know, they put caffeine in Excedrin and other pain relievers, but those have never worked for me, and usually make my head crawl. So I never even considered that this might work for me. Plus the fact that I am usually stuffing my coffee full of creamer and chocolate so I wasn't getting a good dose of caffeine. I just don't know. But it worked.

I know this post has been terribly boring, but I am going to label it so that maybe someone who is searching for relief might come across it. It might work for them. And I would be so pleased to hear that it happened!

I am just beside myself. To think that I have suffered with these things for so long, and if this would have worked even HALF the time then I would have done it, you know?

All I know is that THIS TIME it DID work. So I am going to keep trying that first, before I go and pay for an Imitrex.

I will keep you all posted; and I will try to have more interesting things to say next post:o)


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

How sad...

There are a lot of celebrities out there that I wouldn't care two cents about if they dropped off the planet (Cough, Paris, cough, Hilton, cough. Chris, cough, Brown, cough. I would go on but but I would like to sleep some time this week.) Then there are those that are really good at what they do, and actually contribute something to the world.

I have been following this since yesterday....

Makes you want to call up her family and offer condolences, you know?

Yeah, it is terrible when this kind of thing happens to someone so young, full of life and so talented. (And NOT on drugs, neglecting their kids or beating up on their loved ones.) Makes you wonder why all those other wastes of space get to stay here making everyone miserable when people like this die.

Just really sad.....


Sunday, March 15, 2009

If I am ever mistaken for a monkey....

...I HOPE that someone shoots me.


Thursday, March 12, 2009

You know you have missed the mark when... have me, a 39 year old woman, and her 19 year old daughter rolling in the floor laughing until we nearly peed our pants....


The Tomboy and I came up with our own lines for this commercial...remember, keep a picture in your head of those grinning idiots kids....

"I stabbed my girlfriend THIRTEEN TIMES!"

"I got my English teacher pregnant!"

"I ran over my neighbor's cat then left it on her front porch!"

Yeah, I don't think that commercial is going to do what it is intended to do. But then again, not everyone has such a fucked up sense of humor as the people that live in my house.


Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Well, it has been 2 weeks since The Tomboy moved in. And oh boy, has it been fun. (UGH)

I had gotten soooo used to be alone, doing what I wanted, when I wanted. I suddenly feel like I have moved back in with MY mother! And don't EVEN get me started on THAT!

So I am taking it day by day and doing the best that I can.

I HAVE had some fun with this whole thing. Sending hateful messages and telling her ex-fiance what a loser he is. And when he tells me I am immature I just tell him to kiss my ass. God that feels good. Yeah, I may be immature, but he is an asshole. In the whole scheme of things I will take the former, thank you very much.

My mother is a CPA and she did his taxes for free because he was with her granddaughter. When she found out what happened, she sent him a bill for twice the amount she normally charges! At least I know my mom is good for something! I can't wait until he gets it.

I just think the women in this family need to form a line and show our solidarity. Put our differences aside for a little while and let this prick know that you don't fuck with us. Yeah, that is what I think.

Anyway, I know this is a totally BORING update, but I will have a "flashback" for ya this week. I will have to start laughing at some of this stress or it is going to really get to me.

What better way to deal than with humor. (And you have to admit, there is a certain satisfaction in the whole "immaturity" thing.)