I still get teary eyed a year on, she was such an inspiration in so many ways on so many levels and it’s still sad that she has gone.
That’s why I’ve dedicated the three Porn Stars Brothers books to her. She inspired me, and them, so they are for her.
I hope I live up to the same standard.
It started mainly on May 25th, the day mum went in for her endoscope for her ulcers and I hit the op shops and second hand book stores. I scored 25 books that would have cost me a fortune to buy online. However that’s what I’ve spent, a small fortune, that ended up with doubles from online sellers not selling or sending the correct versions. I got my money back on most, but I’m out a few bucks.
So far it’s about 165 books or so, some free from refunds, and around $1600 give or take since May, so about $10 a book. Not bad considering some were more expensive than others and some were just a few cents depending on where I bought them from, like the op shop.
Some books are hard to get, so the first 10 or so hardcovers are very rare, in fact, I haven’t even seen most of them in my searches, just the paperback versions of which there are many. The search will continue but it will probably only be a couple a month now as I finish up paperback collections. I’ll also be getting her self-published versions this month as they’re easy to get, and will continue to update you all on my purchases.
I cannot believe that my Easter post didn’t go through last week and is still in draft mode.
I was all set to wish you all a happy Easter and to eat buns and rabbits until you were sick.
Now I’m sick!
But not because of all the Easter buns and chocolates. No siree Bob, its just the crappy migraines from being stressed over not getting my new books started, trying to run a business, a household and my mother as she’s been sick and vomiting again. Hasn’t gone back to hospital yet, and hopefully the vomiting is over, but that damn ulcer of hers needs to go and needs to go now. On top of that, her crippled back means she cannot move fast enough so a trip to the toilet always ends in a change of clothes. Sadly, she’s now in adult diapers which they give gastro patients in hospitals, otherwise I’d be doing a hell of a lot of washing.
Nope, I’ve never gotten migraines from food as many do, mine is from having a crooked back which makes my neck crooked so that puts pressure on my head which in turn becomes very susceptible to loud noise, bright lights and oppressive heat, all three of which wreak havoc on my brain. Right now, I have one across the back of my head and thankfully I’m seeing the chiro this arvo as I’m writing this on Thursday afternoon my time.
So, do you guys get migraines and do you know what causes yours or is it just one of those things?
I haven’t talked about my health for ages, if not years, and it’s a bit of a long story.
When I was 18 I was told I had a curve in my spine and that it was scoliosis. I’ve had horrible back pain since which turned into all sorts of other pain. Migraine, sciatica etc and even though I’ve been seeing a chiro for five years now, this week I am suffering from a migraine. But not just any migraine. This is a migraine that started with sciatica.
I saw the chiro two weeks ago but half an hour later I had bad foot cramps. The sciatic nerve goes through three layers of butt muscle, down the leg and into the foot. The cramps are fucking horrendous and left my left leg aching a bit. A couple of hours later I had another cramp in my left foot and this time it left my leg aching for 24 hours. It was fucking horrible.
A week later that pain decided to move up to my right shoulder. Because when you’ve been going to a chiro you soon learn that when the bottom stuffs up, it stuffs up your whole back like the domino effect. So my right shoulder was aching and crunching.
Then, it decided to move up to the back of my head where most of my migraines happen these days. The left side hasn’t been as bad as it usually is and I did manage to get it to stop on Tuesday but it came back Wednesday and was now across the whole back of my head.
These migraines are fucking horrendous. It’s like your head cannot sit in any position without pain. It does not matter which way you turn it, the pain will not stop. And that is because my spine jacks up underneath my skull and creates pressure on the nerves.
Like I said, FUCKING HORRENDOUS.
I had hoped to have less pain by now, and overall I do. But when I get these kinds of migraines so much more comes with it. I can feel as sick as a dog, my eyes bulge out of their sockets, I cannot sit to work because I cannot hang my head to look down. Hell, even hanging the washing with my head up the other day made it ache, and it’s aching now as I’m typing.
And my chiro knows all about when I’ve been hanging my head because she knows the issues.
So, a couple of weeks ago I went looking for a laptop lifter. I have no idea if they’re actually called that but that’s the name I gave it. I went looking in several stores and no one had any so I logged into ebay when I got home and bought the cheapest. It’s actually a cooling pad for pcs but I’m using it purely for the lifting abilities to get my pc up higher to my face so my neck is not craning downwards all the time. Sadly, when I’m writing, my neck and head are down, so that sucks as a writer who writes in long hand and not straight onto the computer.
Have you guys needed to get one of these or even put your pc up higher to prevent mother fucking neck pain and migraines?