R is for Relax Harder

I had a hard time finishing this post about getting dogs to relax, because Mia kept whining and trying to climb onto my lap. Think she’s trying to tell me something? The idea of relaxing harder used to be kind of a theme in my life. I suffered from TMJ and headaches, and the medicalContinue reading “R is for Relax Harder”

Three fingers and counting

You wouldn’t think it possible to doze off with a man’s hand in your mouth, would you? And yet, during my most recent craniosacral session, I’m pretty sure I snored while my therapist’s gloved fingers were massaging my temporomandibular joint from the inside. In 2011, when I tried to treat my TMJ with acupuncture for theContinue reading “Three fingers and counting”

High on life, no thanks to the walk-in clinic, Part 2

(Continued from Part 1) I could barely walk up the sidewalk to the entrance when Alice and I arrived at the ER, my head was pounding so badly. Because I knew that emergency rooms didn’t take migraines all that seriously, I explained to the triage nurse that the Walk-In Clinic sent me there because IContinue reading “High on life, no thanks to the walk-in clinic, Part 2”

High on life, no thanks to the walk-in clinic, Part 1

As a presumed side effect of the TMJ that has plagued me for about nine years, I suffer severe headaches from time to time. The first notable one throbbed on one side and was accompanied by nausea and light sensitivity. I had driven the half-hour to work and was struggling to look at my computerContinue reading “High on life, no thanks to the walk-in clinic, Part 1”

There ain’t no cure, there ain’t no cure, there ain’t no cure for TMJ

My TMJ on the left side has been bothering me for about a year now. What I remember when my right side hurt several years ago was that nothing fixed it, but the pain eventually faded. So I have that to look forward to. Again, I feel like I’ve tried everything. Each time, I haveContinue reading “There ain’t no cure, there ain’t no cure, there ain’t no cure for TMJ”