Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Get rid of my headache doc, and I'll give you my daughter!

Migraine headaches suck! That would be an understatement to those really having them. Migraines create great dysfunction in life, work, relationships, mood, self esteem, eating habits, traveling habits and almost every other area of life.

So when a patient finds a cure, usually through a provider that's willing to walk the combinations of medications (both rescue and suppression), other therapies and time... patients are ecstatic. Now they don't normally give away daughters and other parts of their family, but they do make grand gestures.

"How are you headaches going Mr. Jones? We've had quite the challenge with these, haven't we?"

"Doc, they are GONE!! I love you!! That combination of [select from the buffet - Amerge, Axert, Frova, Imitrex, Maxalt, Sumavel, Treximet, Zomig, Botox, Migranal, Ergomar, Caffergot, Amitriptyline, Atenolol, Diltiazem, Doxepin, Verapamil...just to name a few] did the trick!"

"That's great Mr. Jones.I'm thrilled for you and that we could finally get you some relief. By the way, I love you watch. It's very nice. Ok, so I'll see you back in about 3 months to see how your doing."

"Sounds good doc. Here take the watch. It's just an old thing anyway. Enjoy it!" And with that, he handed the doc the watch, and walked out.


Thankful just doesn't cover the gesture.