Friday, May 15, 2009

Friday 55 & Da Count-Migraines & Pizza

FRIDAY 55

The beast gripped her skull in its claws. She felt each claw pierce her skin, muscles, and bone as the wretched creature peeled back each layer seeking her brain. One inhumane hand pinned her head, the other tore at the flesh. Finally the beast sank its fangs deep and began its slow feast.
Another fucking migraine.



DA COUNT

The 55 is a repeat but migraines kill creativity so you're getting a rerun. Hell, they kill rational thought and my self-censor button too but I'll spare you the spew. I'm certainly not counting the migraine but I'm counting that in the last year the doc and I seem to have hit upon some preventative measures that have helped considerably. I'm also counting that although one of the monsters slipped through the line of defense yesterday it was payday so there was enough money to order pizza. I'm off to the chiropractor to try to knock out the remnants of this thing.

UNRELATED UPDATE (10:18 am): Just before I went to the chiropractor I got a call for a second interview for the library assistant position. Monday morning at 9:00 am I go meet them face to face. EEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!! More excitement, more nerves. Ok, between the headache and the jitters I am about ready to puke. Thanks for the healing thoughts and all prayers, positive thoughts, and good mojo are once again appreciated. (Craver, I think the mojo slipped inot the couch cushions.)

35 comments:

Dr.John said...

Scary 55. I don't get migraines but headaches are bad enough.

Cheesy said...

Shit~ Get better so you can stand the sound of your new toy....

Fandango said...

That was horrible. Dragons don't get those but we do have nightmares. Great 55

Jazz said...

Great, if intense, 55.

I haven't had a migraine in ages. I'm knocking wood.

Hilary said...

Ugh.. I had a killer migraine yesterday too. I hope you're feeling a lot better, and wouldn't mind hearing about those preventatives sometime.

Polt said...

Oh lime, lime, lime...I had a two day migraine last week, I am so with ya. My last one wasn't the worst, I mean, there was no puking involved, but it did drag on for two days, which sucked really bad.

Feel better soon!

HUGS...

Desmond Jones said...

Molly gets migraines, too. Not terribly often (thanks be to God), but when they happen, she's right out of circulation. . .

Never seen an F-bomb from you before, so I have a sense of how you're suffering. . .

{{{hugs}}} (but only if they won't make it worse)

Get well, my friend. . .

Shadow said...

wow, i've never had a migrane, but you sure descibed a mean beast here... i hope it disappears soon!

Hilary said...

M, thank you so kindly for your speedy response on my blog. You're too sweet. Go take care of that head of yours. I'm sending healing, pain-free thoughts your way.

Suldog said...

Good luck, kid. MY WIFE gets them, too.

anthonynorth said...

Nicely turned at the end. I know migraines are like that. Terrible things.

G-Man said...

Thank You Trini for not puking!
Thanks for playing...
Thanks for your friendship...G

Eaton Bennett said...

Brilliant description of a migraine.
Good luck with your job interview, hope it goes well for you. :)

Royal Pink

for a different kind of girl said...

I've been dealing with migraines more than ever before lately. Not the least bit enjoyable, and perfectly described.

So exciting to get the face-to-face interview! Wishing you lots of luck!

furiousBall said...

i don't get migraines, but my ex sure did. they suck, very sorry - hope that noggin feels better soon

Craver Vii said...

You found my mojo?! I'm so relieved! Sorry to hear that it's not working. Check the expiration date.

My own migraines leave reddish-pink spots around my eyes and nose. It's very strange.

I want to recommend a foot rub, but migraines are highly resistant to any form of relief until they have completely unleashed their wrath upon the host. When I have had migraines, the only thing that sounded like it might offer relief was a bucket of water. Here's how it works: I hold my head under the water until the pain goes away. Thankfully, my wife and kids vetoed my suggestion, and that's why I can leave silly comments here today.

S said...

Perhaps you have a migraine because you are tense about the job?

That is fabulous! I bet your gonna get the job, I have a feeling about this.

Wow, I know youre gonna love having pizza more often than just payday.

Feel better soon!

Akelamalu said...

You captured the HELL of a migraine in 55 words - fabulous!

Seamus said...

A VERY apropos 55. I'm glad mine have subsided.

Gook luck with the interview - you'll knock 'em dead!

Desmond Jones said...

The interview invite is way cool. Like I said, they'd be fools not to hire you. . .

But. . . you'll still come and lime with us, won't you?

mssolitaire said...

Boo for migraines!!! But YAY for getting a second interview!!! Woot Woot!! :)

I hope you're feeling better soon!

Ananda girl said...

Wow that is a powerful one... and spot on! I have not had one in a while, but I fear that beast. Wish I could help. :(

Hey, my verification word is pucks... puck is my cat, or I should say, I am puck's person.

Maureen said...

Holy crap.... my mom had horrendous migraines; that the gods she didn't pass that on to me. Feel better, and good luck on Monday!!!

San said...

A brilliant 55 which hits close to home, at least my past home. Michele, I'm so sorry you have to deal with those hideous migraines. Did I ever tell you that once I went to an exhibition of paintings and drawings inspired by people's migraines and I actually had one the day after? Shudder. The art in your post reminds me of that experience.

Good luck on the job possibility! I can see you, surrounded by books, dispelling the image of the straight-laced librarian.

Ananda girl said...

Whoot! On the second interview. I will continue to keep it on my prayer list. Good luck!

Mona said...

Yaaaaay! about the interview. Sending more positive thoughts and prayers for both demolition of the migraine and for success of the interview!

Cheesy said...

Re: update....
weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

(M)ary said...

do you get weather related migraines? it was windy and stormy here the last couple days and i had to take some migraine medicine yesterday.

congratulations on the 2nd interview. fingers crossed for you!

RennyBA said...

Sending the warm and healing Viking vibration for a relaxing weekend and a good luck on your interview!

KFarmer said...

Damn, sorry about the brain buster. I don't know what causes yours but I had a friend I worked with years ago and every time I felt a "weather front" coming through, I would tell her (I felt the pressure) and she would take her medicine. We were a tag team like that. Hope yours is gone by now...

Good luck with the interview :) If those folks have half a lick of sense, you will be hired~ I mean come on... Who would not want a Limey as a co-worker? I sure would :)

The Zombieslayer said...

Sweet!

Best of luck. I hope you get that job. It will be fun.

As for migraines, I got one in my entire life. I wanted to take a shotgun and shoot myself in the head. I feel bad for anyone who gets migraines.

I was actually describing a migraine to someone the other day who never got one. I described it as a headache that's so bad you literally don't have your full vision, it hurts to open your eyes, it hurts to see light, and it hurts to exist. Or something along those lines.

Weird thing is, I haven't had one since I started drinking coffee.

citizen of the world said...

I can completely relate. Hate migraines. HATE THEM.

Beach Bum said...

Hope you are feeling better, I've had a few migraines in my life and even after the worst has past I still felt like shit for a couple of days.

Good luck on the second interview, working in a library would be great.

Moannie said...

Why, I wonder, do migraines occur? Why some people and not others? It is a club of which I am grateful not to be a member, but am aware of the pain it causes as my mother often suffered them.

Feel better soon, and good luck re the job.

veri word is: demeetro which, with endro-as a prefix might have some bearing:

Jocelyn said...

What are the preventative measures you can take?

And, again, good luck!