Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Usually, Apples trigger migraines for me. Therefore I avoid them.

I have had a horrible headache since yesterday and can't seem to shake it. So I thought I would share with you some interesting things.

Did you know that the word migraine is French in origin and comes from the Greek hemicrania, as does the Old English term megrim. Literally, hemicrania means "only half the head". I knew this couldn't be good.

I've heard that if I stick a bananna peel on the affected area it will cure this. Um....I've never tried that...but getting desperate.

Did you know that migraines can be caused by the FEAR of ....yes...FOUL ODORS?
This is called....."Osmophobia". Don't believe me...look it up!

Okay....most people know what I do at work and the fact that it deals with "FOUL ODORS" at times really seems to be hitting home with me tonight. I have worked the past 2 nights and, in fact, have had to deal with some pretty serious odors. And now....I have a terrible headache.

But again tonight, as I am sitting here, I remember what I made for lunch today. Um...yes...Tuna Fish...and yes....with hard boiled eggs. You can only imagine the aroma this leaves in the refrigerator and how it hits me each time that door is sprung€ open. It's like that green smoke you see on the cartoons that is coming from "Pepe Le Pew". So now I think I am onto something for these headaches.

Or...could be the simple fact that the kids are out of school....ONE MORE DAY!!!


Terry Rush said...

The cure for migrane is a greek word, clustgoria which is where we get our word cluster. The root meaning is hugoia where we get the word "hug".

You need a hugoia!

Oh me, I just made all of this up. Please don't let the above be real words. It could be awful!

I love you today!

Brenda said...

Made up or worked! Thanks for the many many hugs this morning.