I feel like I’m due for a personal update. I’ve been cranking out movie reviews, and I’m stuck on my next “defining moment.” Unfortunately, I haven’t been physically journaling–pen to paper–either, so my life has rolled along undocumented.
I have gone two full weeks now with no migraine. The last full week I lived sans headache was in October last year…and the majority of the weeks in between included five or six migraines each… so you can imagine my excitement in this new-found, pain-free life. The key? Acupuncture. I’m also drinking 80+ ounces of water per day, attending yoga classes, popping Magnesium, Omega-3 and Butterbur pills, using a keyboard tray at work, and sleeping only 8 hours per night (when I could easily snooze 10+ hours). I tried chiropractors and medical doctors and an osteopathic medical therapist. But it has been acupuncture that finally cinched the pain.
Perhaps to aid in recovery, I puchased a fish friend for my desk. I held a naming contest among coworkers with a prize of the fish bearing the winner’s name as his middle name. Jane won with Captain Henry Jane Limpet. She printed out a miniature poster of The Incredible Mr. Limpet to decorate my desk. So far, the Captain seems to be acclimating well. Few believe me until they sit at my desk, but I don’t lie when I say that Henry is very interactive. He swims over to visit with me, and he follows my finger over the bowl. He’s a good chum.
Oh, and I found out last month that I’ve been accepted to the public health masters program I applied to in January. So I’ll be hitting the books again this fall. Here’s hoping I can handle a full-time job plus 3-6 graduate credit hours…