Brain Freeze – Part 2

5 05 2018

  

In my previous post I shared my affinity for ice on the outside of my head, but a while back I discovered the wonders of ice on the inside of my head!  Remember when you were a kid, sucking your frozen slushie through that staw as fast as you could, and BAM!  pain shoots up through the top of your skull?  Yeah, the dreaded brain freeze.  But, when you’ve got chronic, intractable head pain, that same brain freeze actually gives a few minutes of pain relief.  I don’t know how, maybe a temporary short-circuit where the pain signals get crossed up arguing over who has dibs on the pain pathway, whatever – it works.  There is one place in town that has one flavor of caffiene-free, sugar-free slushie, they see a lot of me.


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