|By night: wearing my stretchy dress out for an early bird special.|
Then a couple of months ago I started getting shooting pains in my head which progressed from only at night to all the time.
Turned out I had Primary Stabbing Headaches ("relatively uncommon"...no common as muck illnesses for me, no siree!) also called "Occipital Neuralgia" and the more playful "Jabs and Jolts Syndrome" and my personal favorite, "Ice Pick Headaches" which kind of gives them a Sharon Stone allure, don't you think?
Me visiting Neurologist's office:
Me: Where did this pain come from, how long will I have it, how can I stop it?
Neurologist: (sheepishly) We don't really know. None of that is known.
Me: So it's like tinnitus in that way?
Neurologist: And if you take aspirin or ibuprofen for the head pain it can make the tinnitus worse. (Reads the research coming out of the printer.) But there is one daily pill you can take, only a few side effects. (I later look it up in the internet and it has six pages of side effects including that you can self combust).
Me: So this is like tinnitus: it's like my head is making
Neurologist: (Trying to be professional but laughing too.) Yes, I suppose, if you put it that way.
Me: (Still laughing, can't stop for some reason) Well thank you for everything.
So if you see a woman on the street laughing uncontrollably at something inappropriate, that would be me, just another gift from old age.