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13 July 2012

A Migraine's Journey into Day 3

Migraine:  Day Three.

There has to be someone I can blame for this, right?

Has to be.

Naturally, I choose Dan.

I just realized it looks like he has no teeth.  He has teeth.  I swear.  I'm shallow enough that I wouldn't be with him if he didn't.  Sad but true.  Toothless is a Deal Breaker.

If ever there were a man capable of triggering a three day migraine, it's this one.

I've spent this week sneezing my ass off, blowing my nose, sweating like there's no tomorrow, and laying awake half the night because it's too hot to sleep.

You can see how this is all Dan's fault, right?

I have horrible allergies (Dan's fault... seriously) and have spent the past few weeks sneezing like it's my JOB.  One day last week I was toodling through the grocery store when I kept catching something white floating in front of my face out of the corner of my eye.  I kept batting at it ineffectively, like it was an annoying fly, to no avail.  There it remained, blurry and ever present right before my very eyes.

When I got in my car I checked the mirror to see what was going on.

As it turns out (and trust me when I say that NO one will find this shocking IN THE LEAST) after spending the morning blowing my nose, a thin piece of toilet paper attached itself to my nose ring and was waving gaily in the breeze as I ran my ohsoverypublic errands.

God damn DAN.  Moving me to the wilds of Northern New York where hay abounds, the one damn thing I am so allergic to that it gives me asthma...

I'm beginning to think he's trying to kill me.

Is there something in my nose?  

I had to go to the doctor on Tuesday, which just plain sucked.  I hate going to the doctor.  Hate it.  But since I only saw her once, a year ago, she informed me in no uncertain terms that if I plan on living much longer through the help of pharmaceuticals, I need to show up and let her look at me.

Fuckety fuck fuck fuck.

DAMN you, high blood pressure!  (Dan's fault.)

DAMN you, hypothyroid!!  (My grandmother's fault... but also Dan's fault, just because.)

For starters, I had to step on the scale.

The scrawny little male nurse made clucking noises as he whisked the little weight bar farther and farther up the scale, shaking his head and writing shit down.

"You've gained 13 pounds since you were here in September of last year," he informed me, looking at me accusingly as if I'd done it on purpose just to disappoint him.

When my doctor came in, she told me, in hard core Brooklyn-ese,  that I'm too pretty to be this fat and too old to be gaining this much weight.

She seriously did.

(Newsflash:  When  I see a doctor, I expect a lot of hand holding, sympathy, and fun drugs.  Not cold hard truth, tough love, and a slap on the wrist when I request Valium, Xanax, Vicodin, and Ambien.  Just so you know, NEW YORK.)

Here's what she actually said:

"Now about ya weight.  You ah still goahjuss but youah fillin' out a bit and plumping up, am I right?  You don't wanna be like that, not with that face.  Youah showtinin' ya life, ya know... at youah age you can't affowd to gain weight like that."

Dan, calling me after appointment:  "What did the doctor say?"

Me:  "She said I'm fat and old."  (Translation of the above Brooklyn-ese, as heard through my California ears.)

Dan:  "She did not."

Me:  "She did.  She really did.  And she said I'm too pretty to be this fat."

Dan:  *long pause*


Dan:  "I'll pick you up after work and we'll go out to dinner."




Me:  "I'm fat."

Dan:  "Let's go eat."


(I know... this was supposed to be about my migraine.  I'm getting to that.)

We went to a groovy little all natural foods restaurant and I ate the best freaking grilled chicken sandwich I've ever eaten, ever, in my life, and topped it off with not one, but TWO frosted sugar cookies, which are my favorite thing in the whole world.

When I woke up the next morning, I was even fatter.

And I had a headache.

Despite brushing my teeth twice, my tongue was still a brilliant shade of red, caused by the loving attention I paid to the crimson frosting on the sugar cookie(s) I devoured the night before.

SOOOooo red.


Red food coloring.


Oh yeah... red food coloring triggers my migraines.

Which is why I don't drink red punch, red Crystal Lite, eat red Jello or red jelly beans or red anything, actually...

Except for red frosting on crispy, buttery, homemade sugar cookies.

They were shaped like watering cans and were sooooo yummy.

Oh, sugar cookies with dark red frosting... I hardly knew ye.

Friggin' DAN.

Me, to Dan:  "Thanks to YOU, I've had a migraine for three days now."

Dan:  "Why is that MY fault?"

Me:  "Remember when I told you that my doctor said I was fat and old so you took me out to eat?  And then you said, "Do you want dessert?" so I got two red frosted sugar cookies?"

Dan:  "Yeah... ?"

Me:  "THAT's why it's your fault."

Men are so stupid.


He's going to make it up to me tonight by plying me with Bloody Marys and indulging me in my drunken hilarity.  (I'm hilarious when I'm drinking.  HILARIOUS.  Dan is the best drunken target EVER.)

That'll teach him.

Who's sorry now, DAN?

Have a groovy weekend!!

Do something I totally wouldn't do and then tell me about it!!


  1. Poor Dan. Also, those cookies are FABULOUS. They are some of my daughter's favorites as well.

    1. Sugar cookies rock my world. And never let me see the words "Poor Dan" come off of your fingers again.


  2. I had a migraine Monday. I can't even fathom a three day migraine. I wouldn't open my eyes let alone leave the house.

    I thought I had bad allergies but it turns out I have a wicked summer cold. You should NOT have a cold when you're in California and it's 95 degrees. It makes the heat all the more miserable.

    I will one up you on the no teeth thing. I refuse to date anyone who doesn't have really straight, perfect teeth. Crooked or yellow teeth make me cringe.

    1. Ugh... summer colds suck. It's like a total waste of a cold.

      My allergies are horrendous right now. There is nothing but hay as far as the eye can see, and it's making me soooo sick.

      And yeah... I'm a tooth snob, too. I can deal with slightly crooked but not a narly mess shooting out of all corners of the mouth, ya know?

  3. "Especially with that face?" I'm sorry, so it's ok to get all plump and old if you are an uggo? Thanks a lot Doc Brooklyn. I'm just gonna go eat a box of donuts now. Mmmmm, donuts.

    Have a super fab weekend! I'm sure a million of Dan's family members will help with that headache. Or it will kill you. Either way, all better!! :)

    1. NOW YOU KNOW. If you were ugly, being fat would be just fine. Sadly, the good looking need to lose weight.

      According to Dr. Brooklyn.

      Mmmmmm... donuts.

      I'm pretending this weekend isn't going to happen.


  4. So the Maxalt did nothing for you, huh? Probably because you need that 2nd followup dose in 24 hours which you didn't have.

    1. Send me more... I didn't know there was supposed to be a follow up dose. It actually did offer relief, but it came back the next day.


  5. You poor thing!! I hate migraines!! Next time just get the cookies with the NOT red icing. Although I can see where the were hard to resist.
    Cookies..... Mmmmmmm...

    Aaaaannnndddd THAT'S why I'm a fatass...

  6. Red food coloring triggers migraines? Wow. That's bizarre, and horrible, because I'm guessing that means no red velvet cupcakes.

    Now that is sad.

  7. Also, my gramma volunteered to enroll me in a 'fat camp' one time, so that my husband wouldn't 'leave me'. She told me I'd never be able to keep him, looking like I do.

    Ahhh, gramma-- how I love you.

  8. I would also blame Scientology and Tom Cruise. Why, you ask?

    WHY. NOT.


    Hugs and hope you feel better!


  9. I get a migraine about twice a year. Conveniently when we're invited to some shit. Once (and I do mean once) my dearly beloved took small child and let me cry in agony. Generally speaking, he's like, huh? So, I gave blood on uh, Tuesday, when it was 96 degrees, was so proud that I could that I walked right out and...yee, not a great idea. So I found small child and my husband calls me and says, 'Hey, got some time off, why don't we have a beer.'I say, "Uh, no,not feeling well, it's 96 and I think I'm gonna die." He says, not, 'I'd love to help you out," but "oh, that's too bad, I'll see you at home later."....Migraines + retarded husbands+ ? = justifiable homicide, right. RIGHT?


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