Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Head

Thanks for all your kind words regarding the headaches.  They've been a pain but there are a lot worse things I could be dealing with.  

I have found a way to help relieve the pain of the headaches.  Last Monday  I went to a new dental hygienist.  She's thorough.  Unbelievably so.  There is absolutely no plaque whatsoever left on my teeth.  Unfortunately I'm sure she also removed most of the enamel, but hey, my teeth are CLEAN.

In the long, long process of removing all that darn plaque she might have irritated the gums a teensy bit. By teensy I mean swollen and insanely sore gums.  But hey, my head didn't hurt nearly so much.  And that's a good thing, right?  

Another technique I have been using for headache control has been laying down for a quick ten minute nap.  This worked really well before I had kids.  Now, not so much.  Yesterday Spud wanted to lay with me.  I told him that was fine but he had to lay still and not talk.  I might as well have told a goldfish to fly.  Both are biologically impossible.  After being smacked in the head for the 400th time, having the covers whipped off me twice and listening to his version of Barbara Manatee I asked him to leave.

I really am never going to be nominated for Mom of the Year.  The tears welled up and overflowed and he cried as though his heart would break.   Broken hearts trump sore heads every time.  He got to stay.

I did finally see a physiotherapist and he was much better than the quack-a-doodle I saw before.  He has given me some new exercises.  This is also good for distracting my body from the pain in my head by creating pain in my arms, neck and lower back.   I saw him again today and he has wisely discontinued some of the exercises.  I may have said something about keying his car if he didn't, but I cannot be certain.  The headaches seem to have clouded my memory.

Wow, a whole post about headaches. Yawwwwwwn.   I'm sorry.  Let me at least make it up to you by linking to some of my favorite chuckles of the week.

And Shaun makes a really cool cake.  I'm planning to show this to Way Cooler.  Anything would be better than my butterflies.


momofthecrazies said...

Spud is so cute. I can just imagine him singing Barbara Manatee to "help" you fall asleep.

Hope your head is a little less painful today!

Karen said...

A whole post about headaches-I actually was lol when reading parts of it. Who knew we used the same hygenist?

I may have diagnosed the source of your headache problem, too:
"After being smacked in the head for the 400th time" LOL

Now, of course, Barbara Manatee is going to be going through my head for the rest of the day...Thank you for that. ;-)

granola_granny said...

Wishing you every success with those headaches. Sometimes life would be significantly easier without 'help'. But you have a 'right on' perspective.
I have a theory about hygenists and the way they flirt with other peoples' pain.
Thanks for the link to the 'roach and peep' adventure. I loved it.

a Tonggu Momma said...

I'm thinking that Barbara Manatee is the source of your headaches now. I mean, how could it NOT be?

I'm so sorry you are still hurting.

And gee, thanks for laughing at me. I am SUCH a slacker momma. Hee hee.

Heather of the EO said...

Apparently I like posts about headaches. Because I laughed through all of it.

Not at the headaches, but your humor of course.


Melissa said...

Oh, so sorry about your headaches! I have several friends who get them and they are debilitating.
Thanks for the link love! You crack me up!

CC said...

that Barbara Manatee song doesn't work??? Geesh! I thought it would be sure cure! ;)