Here it is, the 20-month anniversary. Not a fun day, not at all. Ugh! Now, these days are bad enough on their own. I really don’t need other things making it harder.
But, it’s just not my day. I have a headache that is throbbing. THROBBING, I tell you. It started coming on last night around 3AM and continues to grow despite pumping ibuprofen in my mouth like Smarties. I only remember one time where I had a headache that was this bad. It was back in the spring of 1981. Thirty years ago.
Being married, Sue and I have taken on a language all our own. I’ll leave this mostly to your imagination, but this headache is what we refer to as a “Harvy Wallbanger”. The type where you just want to stick your head in a vice squeeze the living wits out of it.
There was a time, just twenty months and one day ago, where I could tell the world to just go away until the pain fell silent. The freedom to just lay down and close my eyes. Take a long shower and let the warm water wash over my head and neck. Nap, even. I could be selfish.
Clare Mullee says
Have you tried Excedrin, Ken? It’s always been the one thing that helps my headaches. Ibuprofen and Tylenol do nothing for me. Hope you feel better soon.
I tried it all. I feel much better today.