Head Pain: 3 Years and Counting – San Journals 14

Head Pain

continued from journal 13… 3 years have passed since the first head pain. The head pain that never went away. 3 years and counting. October 8th marked three years that I’ve had a pain in my head. If I hadn’t lived through it, I never would have believed that a person could exist with head pain for more than a day or three. Even a month. Throughout this whole sickness, I’ve had other chronic pain. To be in constant pain isn’t fun for anyone. But the head pain… … Read more…


Head Pain, a Plethora of Other Ills – And Now My Weight?? – San Journals 13

…continued from journal 12… By the Summer of 2015, nothing much had really changed. I’d been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia (2014) and Diabetes (2015) along with my head pain, blurred vision, sensitivity to light, cognitive issues, and an almost 100 pound weight gain since first getting that “sinus headache” in 2013. I was on several medications, one of which had contributed significantly to my weight gain. I had fired my neurologist, which is important here because he was the one who had subscribed the med that caused me to … Read more…


A Year in Constant Pain – What?? San Journals 12

Constant Pain

…continued from journal 11… A year. In constant pain. Here we are in October 2014, a year after I woke up with a “sinus infection” and “headache” that never went away. By this time, we aren’t calling it a “headache” anymore. It’s not a migraine, either. Those are horribly painful – as anyone with chronic migraines can attest. But they usually go away after a time (hours or a day, sometimes a week…). Nope. Neither of those two things. By now, we just call this “head pain”. Oh, … Read more…


Our Perfect Wedding and a Recap of My Health Issues – San Journals 10

Our Perfect Wedding

…continued from journal 9… Our perfect wedding was just that. Perfect – in the moment, exactly as it should be. Oh, we hit a few road bumps along the way, including change of venue and a last minute photographer switch. But neither Gary or I could have planned it all better than it was. From the head count to our girls lending their musical talent, our written vows and best friend officiating, and everything in between, our wedding day will always be one of my most favorite days … Read more…


The Pain was Almost Unbearable – San Journals – 4

Head Pain - San Journals - 4

…continued from journal 3… My ick story. I still can’t believe that it has been more than 2 years that I’ve had this pain in my head. Some days it was all of these at once! AND… …that now a days, I’m thrilled that the pain is a comfortable 3/4 on the pain scale. Which is insane. Insane that I am happy about a pain level of 3 or 4. But seriously. It’s certainly better than the 6 that I used to walk around with on a normal … Read more…