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nutmeg04

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I have been suffering from constant migraines for four years. I tried everything under the sun until I was diagnosed with Hemicrania Continua. My body did not react well to the Indomethacin that took away the headaches, so I decided to have a Supra-Orbital Nerve Stimulator (very much like an... Full Bio
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A Camo Vest (Or the Joy of a Good Doctor) by nutmeg04 Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches While I was laying in the operating room before surgery my neurosurgeon walked in with a camouflage vest. I was well drugged and thought, "Was he just out hunting? What ... Read on »
"It was well worth the fight" by nutmeg04 Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches I got a call last week saying everything was a go for my surgery. My insurance overturned their original denial (I'm sure having filed with the state had something to do wit ... Read on »
Nail Biter by nutmeg04 Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches My third revision is supposed to take place in 5 days (May 24th). I haven't written about it because my personal life has been so chaotic. I was under review from Social ... Read on »
Scandal Breaks by nutmeg04 Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches I have been sick since October. What started out as the flu has morphed and left me ill for weeks. It reminds me I am still frail and recovering from surgery. It was ... Read on »
Tips and Tricks: Social Security Disability by nutmeg04 Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches It dawned on me recently that I may know much more about being disabled that the average person. I am very fortunate to have a mother who is a former special education t ... Read on »
Silence by nutmeg04 Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches I know it's been months. The truth is nothing has changed for me and I didn't want this blog to turn into me just complaining. My Medtronics rep is absolutely impossib ... Read on »
Wait...What?! by nutmeg04 Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Wednesday I made an appointment with the Medtronics rep that was at my surgery in March (my original rep, Chanie, just had twins) to reprogram my stimulator. I have comp ... Read on »
Stop Shoulding on Yourself by nutmeg04 Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches I recently got back from my first visit to Reno in three months. I was there for over a week and I'm absolutely exhausted. I was able to accomplish a lot (bought a new k ... Read on »
Post Op by nutmeg04 Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches I apologize for being such a stranger around my own blog. It has been a rough recovery and even simple day-to-day routines are difficult for me.  My surgery went well on ... Read on »
Revision Scheduled! by nutmeg04 Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches Today I finally got the phone call I've been waiting for... my revision has been scheduled for March 10th! It's not my actual birthday, but it's very close, and I told m ... Read on »
...and a wild ferret in the barbecue. by nutmeg04 Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches I went to my neurosurgeon today and got confirmation I need a second revision. It's actually for a different reason than I thought though...the lead in my forehead (supr ... Read on »
Revision Déjà Vu by nutmeg04 Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches This post is hard for me to write. I have to have another revision. It seems my battery has moved again and a wire pulled out, same as last time. I noticed something was ... Read on »
Am I the only one? by nutmeg04 Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches I suppose I've never talked about this before, but I'm wondering if it's normal to have shoulder pain after the stimulator surgery? I asked my neuro surgeon back in July ... Read on »
Hemicrania Continua by nutmeg04 Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches I found this article and it made me laugh. Humor is a great tool when trying to deal with any chronic illness, but at the heart of what James is saying is good information. ... Read on »
Vacation and Holidays by nutmeg04 Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches So my Disney World trip went pretty well. We were there for 8 days and 7 nights. I did need numerous breaks and couldn't do a full 12+ hour day. It was difficult because I ... Read on »
Disney World by nutmeg04 Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches I will be leaving for Disney World this Saturday. It's a trip that my brother and I have been planning for years, but my headaches always got in the way. The fact that I ... Read on »
Falling and Fears That Follow by nutmeg04 Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches My mom came out to visit me this weekend because I have been feeling so much better and it's been years since she's seen that. We spent hours shopping and having a good ti ... Read on »
A Month Already? by nutmeg04 Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches I can't believe how long it's been since I last blogged. I have done so much! Spent a week at the beach with my amazing boyfriend, a week back at my mom's house in Sacra ... Read on »
Home at Last by nutmeg04 Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches I drove the few hours back home a little over a week ago. To say I was nervous would be an understatement. I hadn't driven in probably two months and I wasn't ready to ... Read on »
Heading Home by nutmeg04 Posted in: Blog Posts in Migraine & Headaches I'm going to be going back to Nevada in a few days. This means I'll have to return to a normal life where I won't have most of my meals cooked for me, I'll have to do th ... Read on »