I used to have headaches.
After the gallbladder incident, I'd met my deductible, so I decided to see how deep the rabbit hole went and try to find a way to combat the headaches.*
I'd been to my general practitioner a couple times about it. He and I both felt certain it was a sinus issue, but the stuff we'd been trying wasn't kicking the pain. He sent me to an ENT. After a CT scan and allergy testing, I found that I was allergic to a lot of things, super allergic to a couple things, and that my sinuses were fine.
I went back to my g.p., and he sent me to a neurologist.
My neurologist made me do a bunch of sobriety tests to make sure I didn't have a balance issue, ordered blood work and a MRI, and prescribed a tiny pill that was on the $4/month drug list at giant soul-sucking retail stores. I dutifully had my blood drawn, explored the cave, and filled the prescription.
I didn't really believe any of it would make a bit of a difference.
But within a week, the pill worked. IT WORKED.
I've been on the magic pill for three weeks, and my headaches have dropped in frequency from nearly every day to perhaps once a week. I have one today, and it reminds me how fortunate I am that I have one today and not today, yesterday, the day before that, and probably tomorrow.
Today. I can handle it since it's just today.
I am thankful.
*See also, "Reasons Why Our Healthcare System Is Broken"