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Thursday, December 30, 2004

Well the xmas season is done, finished, gone. Couldn't come soon enough for me. I'm not a big xmas fan. Anyways, my boxing day dinner at my dads' went better than expected. The funny part was he got called away because a rock slide took out all the power to a couple of isolated towns. We literally missed him by a couple of minutes. I received a few things I desparately needed. Not too mention a pile of bathroom products. Needless to say I won't need to buy any beauty products, ever... Some may think I need a few more:)

An interesting study to appear in the journal Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery regarding a surgery for reducing Migraines. Involves Botox injections to find the problematic muscles & then removal of those muscles. Sounds interesting. I do hesitate when removal of body parts are required to minimize discomfort. If the surgery doesn't help the muscles can not grow back. Once gone, there are not growing back. That being said as a last resort it should be an option. We have to wait and see what other research will be done to support this.

I have had some experience with this. While going to a Pain Clinic in the early stages of my diagnoses I received 10-15 injections of lidocaine & cortisone at one time on multiple visits to basically determine if I did in fact have migraines. Which, at the time, was the general consenseus. My face and head felt like ones mouth does after visiting the dentist to have a tooth filled. The injections never helps me but I can see how they can help someone sufferring with migraines.

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