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.