Cluster migraine, a moment of painy poetry!


Guilty as charged!
But as a cluster migraine goes oooon and oooon for days (and sometimes weeks) and being online for a while is actually a helpful distraction during the lesser-uber-pain periods.

In fact I spent some of my lesser-migraine time writing this….!….


Cluster migraines are not my friend,

I’d like this one to reach an end.

Swollen neck and throbbing brain,

Battling over and over again.

Hot wheat thingy round my neck,

Will ease it off for just a sec’.

Painkillers don’t help enough,

Anti-inflammatories, combi’ stuff.

Next will be the cooling patch,

Stuck to my head, (I’m such a catch!)

When I can’t stand sound,

It’s getting worse,

When I can’t stand light,

I inwardly curse!

Off to bed to lie in the darkness,

Another attempt to boot this daftness.

Stoopid head giving me hassle,

I want to be up, all tappity dazzle.

Nope, cluster migraine, doing its worst,

Dastardly bugger, but not my first,

I’ve had these for years now, on and off,

If it’d just go away I would happily scoff,

At its absence and at my winning through,

But it’s not gone yet, sooo totally poo!

Rhyming through the pain,

Total weirdo.

I should be in bed,

But I’m still here though!

Maaaaan, I’m tired of migraine days,

Too many in a row,

I’d like to kick it into touch,

The blasted so-and-so.

Ah well, kettle on and make some tea,

Gotta move, it’s physio time for me….!


Migraine 2

That’s science, that is!


Pictures sourced here.

Photo Challenge for CRPS Awareness, Day 13

A Day In My Life Photo Challenge for 30 Days Of RSD/CRPS Awareness, June 2013

Day 13 – A picture of how you cope

Oblivion elf

I don’t usually play console games because I get reeled in and lose hours if I do! But when I am in real desperate need of distraction this is my ultimate past-time to help get me through. It demands attention, but does not have to be challenging. It allows me to do it from whatever position I’ve had to end up in to try to ease my physical pain, but most of all I found that this is the only thing that helps me get through a major emotional pain such as a massive loss.

This is my Elven character from the role playing game called ‘Oblivion’. I’d love to go back to it but I always have far too much to do. Occasionally Magic Dude and I will spend an evening playing a two player game, but otherwise I just don’t play at all. But…. I always know it’s there should I ever need it again. I reeaally helped me get through a terribly painful time in my life that was particularly distressing and nigh on impossible to function through for the first two years.

Thank-you technology!

Here’s a post I wrote last year about getting through tough times and dealing with fear… This too shall pass