Thursday, September 13, 2007

Headaches and brain tumors

I have a headache. I've had a headache for the past three days. It's not debilitating, it doesn't interfere with my day to day life in any way other than being annoying. But being a nurse in Neuroland makes me suspicious. "It started with a headache," my patients always say. They ignored it. Until their faces started twitching.

Should I ignore this headache? My sane voice in my head tells me I should, I'm overreacting. But maybe my sane voice is being affected by my headache? Maybe it's really my insane voice that I'm hearing, but is usually repressed because I didn't have a brain headache before.

Now I know I'm overreacting. It's just voices I'm hearing in my head. Little tiny voices convincing me it's all in my head. Well, that's kinda the point, isn't it? It is all in my head. I think I'll go take some Tylenol.


Your mother said...

That is a great picture of what it feels like to have a headache. I don't think you need to worry. You come from a long line of headache sufferers. Just this morning I stumbled down the stairs and mumbled to your father about how horrible my head ached. He informed me, as he usually does when I have a headache, that there is a "high pressure coming in". I gulped down some pills and dragged myself back to bed and the heating pad. Three hours later, I'm better. Thank God for Ibuprofen Advil liquigels!

Your Best Auntie! said...

I hope you are feeling better. Maybe you have the beginning of a cold. I didn't have the headache but a sore throat & now I can't breathe. I just want to sleep through the night!
This in Aunt Vicki just incase you wondered who your best Auntie is!

Anonymous said...

Hello?!?! Is anybody there?!?!? Can you hear me?!?!?

Jane Swanson said...

This has got to be the world's LONGEST lasting headache. I sure hope you are up to posting again soon.
your mom!