Wednesday, February 1, 2012


This is the third day of a migraine run so please forgive me for not reading and commenting lately.  I really am missing you all.  

I have gotten migraines since I was 11 years old.  My mother got them  and, fortunately, only one of my three daughters gets them, but rarely.   My mother's stopped after menopause so I was hopeful, but that was not my case, unfortunately.  So, I do have prescription medication for them.  Over the years I have tried all kinds of stuff.  Some of the prescription medications have such a small amount of dosages, like Imitrex has only 8 tablets in a script (they may have more now, I don't know. ) that I would delay using them until it was too late to help.

So I have learned to work through a lot of  head pain.  I spend years in florescent lighting and working on computers, both of which trigger headaches in "normal" people. 

I did want to make a comment today though, so bare with me typing with one eye closed and the headache above the other one.  (Only half kidding there.) :)

I just saw that "Soul Train's" Don Cornelius died at 75, due to a self inflicted gunshot.  I was a Soul Train girl.  It used to come on, in my area, after American Bandstand, in the early 1970s.   Don Cornelious was a sharper dresser and could "bust a move", although, he generally didn't.

It got me thinking that we also lost Don Kirshner in January of 2011,   He was hugely instrumental in getting the Monkee's television program on the air,but what I knew him for, was "The Midnight Special " that came on at 1:00 am.     I want to say it was on Saturday night,  but it may have been Friday. 

This is an infomercial (really? on Youtube?) but it does show how many huge performers Don Kirshner was able to book for this program.  You can just check out a few in your memory banks.  My dear husband is 5 years younger than me, so he is swearing he was too young to stay up this late but maybe his babysitter watched it.  Give me a break!  Of I was 21, he was 16.  I told him he read too many Playboys at 16 if he thought he had a babysitter then. Men!

We've lost 2 big icons of our generation.  Dick Clark is still hanging in there after his stroke.  I can't tell you how many hours I watched Amercian Bandstand.

I texted my husband at work and he texted back.... Casey Kasem?  He's still with us.   Casey and his "long distance dedications"  was radio but he, along with these gentlemen of television, entertained our generation.  They were the voices and the venues of our youth. 

I have fond memories of both the Dons.  Thank you for  the music.


Kay said...

Oh my! The good ol' days! I'm sorry for your headache. My husband says he had a headache and used the accupressure point between your thumb and index finger. He says it worked. Here's a link to show you where it is.

I have no idea myself if it really works, but that's what they told us at a class I was taking.

Chatty Crone said...

I heard butterbar (?) is good for migraines. My daughter has them too. I hope you feel better. sandie

Sweet Tea said...

I hope you're soon feeling better.
You and your husband are so funny. You tell him, GF!!

Far Side of Fifty said...

I hope your head is better it food triggered? Or do they just come for no reason. I had them years ago..about 25 years ago..had to lay in a dark room and wait for it to pass. No fun..but since headaches:)

Tina Lane said...

I get occasional sinus headaches which are pretty terrible too. I hope you feel better.

Sue said...

I remember Casey Kasem well from when I grew up in Los Angeles.

As for migraines, my hubby has them, too. Imitrex doesn't help him, but caffergot does. That's what he takes, and it works for him like a charm.

He also takes butterbur (petadolex) and feverfew (Migrelief) on a daily basis for prevention. This seems to have helped diminish the frequency quite a bit.


Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

I hope your headache subsides soon. I used to have bad headaches, but found a good chiropractor and haven't had many since.
I loved watching American Bandstand, too. Those were the days!

Intense Guy said...

Dick Clark seems to hang on and on and on...

I remember Casey Kasem from the Radio while in college. Some top 10 count down thing.

My mother and I both get migraine. I've gotten very attuned to the "triggers" and almost always pop the asprin long before the worst arrives - sometimes it heads it off... and sometimes it doesn't and I spend the day in a totally dark room in total agony. So I feel your pain (almost literally).

Hope you feel much better today.

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