Why do you meander through the media you buy? Now, you can digitally buy any media you want, but when me and my cohost/g’host Matty were getting into music and other media, we had to buy it or go to media stores. Our podcast was about media stores, but really, how it’s like to work at a media store is the side-point to why we buy into the media that we do and …maybe don’t.
For me, most media is like cookie dough ice cream. Since I’ve started going grocery shopping frequently after my chiropractic appointments, I found a love first for cookies and cream ice cream, then the cookie dough seduced me further. Junk food is fine in small doses, like most media out there, but if my focus is writing, then, like eating better quality food, I should read and write more. How do I balance the two?
I was talking with someone recently about how they’ve been managing through the pandemic. We’re a year into life being forever altered by COVID-19 and there’s no normalcy. They were thinking about how they felt they were sick for not adapting like someone like myself, and, I channeled some of my media teachings – they weren’t sick. They were healthy. It’s the rest of the world that’s sick! Why try pretending to be like everyone else?
Although Heal Your Headache by David Buchholz, M.D., has a target audience of headache sufferers, I think it should be read by treaters of headaches – doctors – as well. Although many of the aspects of the book can be proactively applied by anyone that suffers headaches on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis, the information in this book could cut down on patient misdiagnoses and other preventable situations. If only I’d known about this book sooner…
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What’s in the name of a headache? A tension headache is different than a sinus headache is different than an eye-strain headache with visual aura is different than a cervicogenic headache, right? In Heal Your Headache, David Buchholz, M.D., says that all of these sorts of headaches derive from the same place – migraine – and so if we only treat one aspect of the whole, we miss the root cause, and end up with incomplete treatment.
As long as I’m working in Corporate America, I’ll need to take medical limiters to prevent the stress of working from overwhelming me to the point of headaches. There’s a sour irony in working high-stress jobs to get the insurance necessary to pay a discount for medication that is required to continue working high-stress jobs. I could go without, but then, why lower my body’s trigger-point for headaches? It’s a vicious cycle, but it’s common.
It was coincidental that I started this Tripping On The American Healthcare System essay-series-turned-book as an offshoot of the Sober Living essays I’ve been writing for years now. That’s my complaining space. As I’m reading more of Heal Your Headache by David Buchholz, M.D., I’m seeing some of the medications I was prescribed. Sumatriptan and Ondansetron weren’t just random medications. They’re actually commonly prescribed for headache-sufferers, so writing my “trip reports” can actually be useful.