As I sit writing this, I’m contemplating taking yet another pill to ward off a wicked headache.  This has sadly become a pretty common occurrence, but without knowing the reasoning behind it (however hard I have tried – doctors, tests, etc.), I pop a pill and hope it will take the pain away with it.  Everything is connected.  What could it be? Sinuses? Eyes? Something else? A combination of things?  What it is…is annoying and disruptive.

Heachache - Mae West  Oh, my aching head Heachache Mae West

I swear since I turned 30, it has all been downhill.  A little injury turns into months of recovery. One doctor visits leads to many more.  I have aches and pains that don’t seem to go away.  I crack and pop with every movement.

2012-12-05-GettingOldComics  Oh, my aching head 2012 12 05 GettingOldComics

In my mind, I’m all alone in this, but in reality, we are all screwed.  I was just having coffee with old friends I met when I was in high school and while you might not be able to see how we have changed as much on the outside, we all had our ailments to complain about on the inside.  There is some comfort in knowing I’m not alone, but not enough to make me okay with getting older and dealing with life’s challenges as soon as we maybe start to feel like we are figuring it all out.  But I suppose the upside is that my memory is going too, so maybe I won’t remember how horrible it is to get older.

as-you-get-older-three-things-happen-the-first-is-your-memory-goes  Oh, my aching head as you get older three things happen the first is your memory goes

I am hopeful that there will be an upswing, but realistic that it may be a downward fall from here.  All we can do is make the best of the situation and enjoy the ride, I suppose.

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2 Comments on Oh, my aching head

  1. Darcy,

    This has been a serendipitous day, so I had to reach out to you about your blog post from September 8, 2014 – “Oh, My Aching Head.”

    I was actually looking for blog themes, and your site jumped out. At the time, I was literally listening to this TED talk: The shocking truth about your health: Lissa Rankin at TEDxFiDiWomen ( – or google it).

    The reason I got to her talk was even more interesting, but to summarize, it had something to do with being open with others and willing to be a bit vulnerable. I don’t typically reach out, but I thought I had to this time. Especially if you get to watch Lissa’s talk, which is closely related to the title of your post.

    Not being presumptuous, but maybe Lissa’s information helps some of your answers- it reminded me of some things. Given the coincidence of timing, I thought it appropriate to share. And I also turned 30 recently 😉


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