Wonderful news in my battle against the Headache

En route to my boyfriend’s place of work on Wednesday, I saw a massage therapy place. I had been thinking about “alternative” (non-drug) treatments for awhile, and so I stopped, went inside and explained my problem. They made me an appointment, and the following day I came in and got a full-body massage, from the feet all the way up to the scalp. I felt like jelly by the time it was over.

By the end of it, my head didn’t hurt anymore. And it hasn’t hurt since. A smashing success!

I have no illusions — this is going to wear off. But this is the longest period I’ve been without pain in months. And it may last a few weeks before I need to get another massage, who knows. Even if these massage treatments do start to yield diminishing returns, they might keep me going until the Cleveland Clinic finally lets me into the I-Match Program.

5 thoughts on “Wonderful news in my battle against the Headache

  1. Saffy September 23, 2011 / 9:13 pm

    there is something to be said for massage therapy! you should keep going with it!

  2. marycarney September 24, 2011 / 3:35 am

    That’s great!

    I got a massage once for a Christmas gift. I have a chronic pain issue with my left arm secondary to an accident and subsequent surgery. For this first time in YEARS, my arm didn’t hurt! It lasted almost a week, and when the pain did come back, it was a lot less.
    Hope this is for you.

  3. Celeste September 24, 2011 / 3:55 am

    That’s great Meaghan. You just remember to take care of yourself.

  4. Kat September 25, 2011 / 12:09 am

    massage, acupuncture, etc. Whatever works, works. Glad you are feeling better for now…hope it keeps on.

  5. Leslie September 25, 2011 / 6:22 pm

    Treat yourself to a massage as often as you can, Meaghan. I’m very glad to hear you’re pain-free for now. Don’t forget to drink water, not coffee, after massages.

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