kelly lynn thomas
reads, writes, and sometimes sews in Pittsburgh PA. She has an MFA in fiction, a lot of tea, an incurable obsession with Star Wars, an obscene number of books, a Welsh corgi, a German shepherd, a spouse, a full-time job, and a pair of hiking boots.
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The Adventures of Miss Migraine: The Adventures of Miss Migraine
This past weekend was one of those times where you absolutely have to get things done, whether or not you have a migraine. So when I woke up Saturday morning with my head pounding, I said, “F you, migraine,” and took my abortive and my backup painkiller at the same time. It worked—amazingly well. The …
Yes. You read that title correctly. On Prozac (fluoxetine), I’m having fewer and less severe migraines. I’ve even had a few days that were essentially pain-free–on these days I felt absolutely euphoric. I still have a migraine every day, and I still have a severe migraine at least one day per week (down from three …
This post originally appeared over at kellylynnthomas.com, but it fits much better here, so I moved it. I have had a migraine every day for the past six years. Prior to that, I had nearly constant head pain that I didn’t know enough to call migraine. Having pain, vertigo, and brain fog as my constant …
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“You think you’re through with some things,” says the main character in Jess Walter’s short story “Anything Helps.” The character, Bit, is referring to his return to begging for money with a cardboard sign on the side of the road. … Continue reading
I occasionally feel dissatisfied with my life. The reason is simple and chronic: I keep comparing myself to other people. Although I love working in a public library and being around books and book lovers all day, and despite the … Continue reading