Tuesday, February 27, 2007

There is No Rhyme and Reason to Migraine

Oh well oh well so here we stand,
But we stand for nothing
My heart calls to me in my sleep
How can I turn to it
'Cause I'm all locked up in this
Dark place -
And I do not know
I'm as good as dead
My head aches -
Warped and tied up I need to kill this pain
My head won't leave my head alone
And I don't believe it will
Until I'm dead and gone
My head won't leave my head alone
And I don't believe it will
Until I'm six feet underground
How long I'm tied up
My mind in knots -
My stomach reels
In concern for what I might do or
What I've done
It's got me living in fear
Dave Matthews Band

So the cryoprocedurething - yeah, it hurt. I didn't want the Versed because, well, it usually triggers another migraine, so I opted to stay awake during the procedure. And if I choose to go thru it again, I'll probably do it the same way. Call me crazy. It didn't last long, and it was probably helpful to be awake, as he was able to pinpoint the very spot that makes me go, "OW!" As he did, several times. OW OW OW So, now, I'm hoping it worked. So far, not so much. Still feeling a small hatchet bouncing it's way from the right to left of my head, so gracefully. NOT. OH, then there's the steel ball that finds it's way to my eyebrow. What is up with that? At least I have my new DMB to keep me company. Not the above lyrics, those are for the migraine. I wonder if maybe he had one when he wrote that song?

I bought tickets last year to a concert and had to sell them(due to illness, of course) to a friend, who enjoyed the show very much! We're hoping this year to see them together at SPAC! I have seen a very awesome tribute band of theirs, One Sweet World, and can't wait to see them again. They packed in the casino in town a few weeks ago. Very sweet. And, I lived to tell of it afterward. So perhaps, I can handle a big show. I am willing to try this year. Hey, I'm going for vaca this year.

So, I got nothin left


Emily said...

:( sorry it hurt so badly. my fingers are crossed that it will HELP!

Anonymous said...

Hi Deborah,
I found your blog by searching for DMB and I was surprised to find that someone wrote about the band and migraines. I'm 20 now and I've had migraines for about 9 or 10 years. Last summer was the worst, I had around 25 in 3 months. (I usually have 3-5 a year.) I was worried that I wouldn't be able to go to the DMB concerts at Randall's but thankfully the migraines went away by August.(Where, ironically, Rhyme & Reason was played.) I see that you weren't as lucky. Hang in there. I feel your pain.

deborah said...

Hey, Kate, Emily is a DMB fan, too. hang in there, and where is Randalls?

Anonymous said...

Being a huge DMB fan, it's nice to see that one of their songs has helped you out a bit with your headaches.

deborah said...

Not just one of their songs; but they ALL help! Have you heard of biofeedback? THEY are my biofeedback. Now if I could just get them to come by and do it personally..........

Harmonica Man said...

I can even begin to imagine what you're going through. All I can do is pray for you and hope you'll be healed some day. Which is what I do.

deborah said...

Ahhh, you're a healer! That explains the harmonica. lol. Thank you for your prayers, they are well-accepted.

Erin said...

I'm sorry you're in so much pain. I hope it gets better soon.

My husband and I saw DMB last year. I think it's safe to say it's the best concert I've been to yet.

Kerrie Smyres said...

Not realizing that this was the lyrics for Rhyme & Reason (yes, I missed the major clue in the post title), I was surprised to hear Dave's voice in my head by the second line.

A lot of DMB's lyrics fit migraine -- whether they're about some sort of agony or living life to the fullest (when you can), I find a lot of relevance.

I happened to get the Dave & Tim bonus disc that came with Some Devil at one of my lowest points. I'm pretty sure that that version of Grey Street was what turned my like into an obsession.

Because I'm so sad that you haven't been able to go to any shows, here's a bit of what I rely on when I need a live Dave or DMB fix:

YouTube has some clips of shows that audience members have gotten. Some of the videos are terrible, some give me warm fuzzies.

The DMB website has some videos too. It's not live, but I love, love, love this one: http://www.davematthewsband.com/feature/00e7bb5af35adca0bc75d64631b4631f

And I download a lot of audio of legally taped shows from these sites: http://bt.etree.org/index.php?cat=252 and http://dreamingtree.org/

Let me know if you want any specific links. I'm also happy to mail you some CDs of MP3s that I've made from downloaded shows. The audio on some shows is so bad that I delete them after spending hours downloading them. I'll be sure to send you good ones.


deborah said...

Ahhh, Dave and Tim.....need we say more??? Luther College. One of my favorites. My van has pretty much only DMB. I do have some Bocelli in there for some real down time. I just got some new stuff from the Warehouse and boy is it good. I may just take you up on your offer! I have some good stuff, too. The Gorge, Central Park, my list is getting pretty long as I have a friend who makes CD's for me,too. He (Dave) is my way to unwind during a migraine. Whatever works. Right?

Kerrie said...

I forgot to mention that I only have MP3s. If you can play them, I definitely send you some shows.

I'm currently listening Too Much (over and over again) from the show I saw in Birmingham. It's soooo good!

deborah said...

not a problem, I have confiscated my daughter's mp for her bad little attitude. Shame she hasn't been able to straighten it out. Now if I could just figure out how to get it to work?!! Suggestions would be great.