Monday, January 28, 2008
news of both kinds

i have exciting news, and i have sad news.

the president and prophet of the LDS church, Gordon B Hinckley, died yesterday. i don't have the eloquent words many others do -- i will just say that i loved him, and he will be missed.

on the complete other side of things --

i got an appointment at the diamond headache clinic in chicago! i'm very excited, and pleased that i'm able to be seen at the end of february!! feb. 28th is my appointment. there is much planning to be done, but i'm looking forward to it.

i have a 3 1/2 hour evaluation with the associate director. after that they will probably put me inpatient at the hospital. they have classes for me to take while i'm there, to learn more about headaches and migraines.

i just HOPE that this is the beginning of the end for me. i hope and pray we'll be able to find a way to make these headaches either less or frequent, or less painful. hey, both would be great! i would definitely love both!

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9 Comments:
Blogger Muum had this to say:

I am excited about your appt in Chicago!!!!!!

1:38 PM 

Blogger HolyMama! had this to say:

I'm sorry about Mr. HInckley, Emily. Your words were perfectly eloquent in describing your sense of loss.


and -

oh YEA! this appt. sounds so great!

7:34 PM 

Blogger Shama-Lama Mama had this to say:

Oooh, good luck with this appointment! I suffered with an ailment called Meniere's disease for many years causing severe dizzy spells that would knock me to the floor and last two hours. My small town doctor did the best that he knew how to do, and prescribed a drug that I took every four hours for years, but nothing got better.

Years later I moved to the big city, got a new ear doctor, and he explained that what I had been taking was basically dramamine, to keep me from vomiting when I was reeling. And each spell was causing me to go deaf in that ear a little more.

I am now completely deaf in that ear, but that doctor had me in surgery within a month and relieved the spells, and made my quality of life so much better.

I guess what I am trying to say is... the most talented doctors tend to gravitate to the big cities. And the title "associate director" sound like he must be one of their best.

I feel good things coming for you! Crossing my fingers!

9:46 AM 

Blogger Terri had this to say:

Hey Emily,

That is great news about your appt in Chicago. I am delighted for you. I can't wait to hear all the details, and what they do with you!

I was very sorry to hear your news of the death of your Mr.Hinckley. That must be a huge loss for you and your community. It is so hard to lose someone so important.

Good luck with everything in preparation for your big visit to Chicago!

P.S. That blue paint color, in my office...if you ever want a chip, I can send you one so you can use that color. Any paint maker can duplicate another color if you have a sample chip. If you ever want me to send one, just email me your address! It is a lovely color for future rooms... :)

Love Terri xox

12:47 PM 

Blogger Ashley had this to say:

That is great about your appt! I can't wait to hear how it goes. Here is to a pain free 2008!!!!

11:41 PM 

Blogger Migraine Chick had this to say:

That is so awesome about your appt. Please keep us posted on how it goes. I'm so jealous!

5:23 AM 

Blogger deborah had this to say:

Em,

Best of luck in the windy city! I hope things work out for you!

Deb

9:13 AM 

Blogger Grim Reality Girl had this to say:

I'm sorry for your loss of your church leader.... that is hard especially when they are a good leader.

As for the appointment -- I'm so excited for you!!! Keeping you in my prayers!

11:33 AM 

Blogger The Bakers had this to say:

Hey there, I just found your blog on Kateastrophe's blog and thought I would comment. I WAS a migraine sufferer...two or three debiliating times a week. I went to a dentist in Lehi, UT named Les Brooks and he gave me six shots of Seraphine(sp?) in the back of my skull...in the tendons there. I did not have a single migraine, or even a headache for nine months. It's been almost two years now, and I may have one a month and not nearly as bad as they once were...just a thought! It sounds like you've been through the ringer though, so good luck in any case!

12:32 PM 

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