09 May 2007


About 4 years ago, the Militant Pacifist awoke in the middle of the night with the most incredibly pounding headache he had ever experienced. The pain was so overwhelming and overpowering that nausea and “dry heaves” set in. As the Militant Pacifist sat wretching on the edge of his bed, his beloved bride (an advanced practice medical professional) awoke saying “what’s wrong baby, what’s wrong?”

The Militant Pacifist replied – “I don’t know darling – I don’t know – I think I’m dying. I love you baby – I love you.” But – that was not the end. A diagnosis of “migraine headaches” followed.

Turns out – there is a maternal family history. If you don’t know, migraine headaches are horrible. Generally, they are “triggered” by something. Neurologists recommend that sufferers keep a journal of activities, foods, mood-states, etc. when a migraine begins in hope of identifying the “trigger” so that future “triggering” can be avoided.

The Militant Pacifist’s major trigger seems to be atmospheric pressure. Hence, when storms roll in – headaches are on board.

Such headaches are depressing. They can last for days – even more than a week – with only intermittent relief. The persistent pain can cause exhaustion, distress, an inability to maintain focus on work, and even depression. Medications are available, but it seems that sometimes they work – and sometimes they don’t, and their side effects are unpleasant.

Why Lord, why?

Because – comes the answer – because “my grace is sufficient for thee,” and “my strength is made perfect in weakness (II Corinthians 12:9).”

Yes Master. Please give me more grace.

1 comment:

Hippie Fringe said...

Have you considered some meat (in the Genesis 1:29 sense)? http://www.salem-news.com/articles/june302008/leveque_migraines_6-30-08.php

Ya gotta love CA but in TX you may be better off with this http://www.usdoj.gov/dea/ongoing/marinol.html