All's Well

Monday, April 30, 2007


Well, the surgery went well. No issues there. The after-effects took a couple of days to wear off because the doctor needed to use a higher than normal dose but its all good.

The clusters for the past 5-6 days have been virtually non-existent. This happened last summer too. For roughly 3 weeks I was without pain which technically knocks me out of the category of "chronic sufferer". To earn this nefarious title one has to has less than 10 days a year without pain. The fact that I have another 'break' for more than a day in less than eight months makes me wearily hopeful that I am on my way to more pain free time between episodes. With a bit of luck I might be able to tell precisely, rather than based on pain levels, when one episode ends and another end.

But I'm off to enjoy the seemingly rare sunshine. Any chance to go outside. Beats being stuck inside with an icepack taped to the forehead.

Paul

When the world says, "Give up,"
Hope whispers, "Try it one more time."
-Author Unknown

4 comments

4 Comments:

So good to see you back so soon. Hope you can get out and enjoy life without the icepack. Best of luck to you.

By Blogger deborah, at 1 May 2007 at 04:30  

Glad to hear you are feeling well! Hope it lasts!!

By Blogger Jackie, at 1 May 2007 at 07:07  

Just found your blog, and Thanks for sharing your pain, and your joy with us!
Hope you enjoy the sun!

A fellow ClusterHead

By Blogger Tim, at 20 May 2007 at 06:57  

That's great news! Glad you're experiencing some pain-free days, and hope they continue to be a part of your future. I haven't had a pain-free day in two and-a-half years, so I can certainly appreciate how much of a luxury that is. BTW, I just found your blog - there's some great stuff on here! Looking forward to checking in more often.

By Blogger Andy, at 24 May 2007 at 08:12  

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