Heading to the DoctorThu, Dec 15, 2011
As you may know, I am a cyborg. I have electronic implants in my head to help prevent chronic headaches. It’s true!
Last January, well after I received my current implants, I underwent an additional procedure to help prevent headaches called “radiofrequency ablation.” During this procedure my doctor poked the back of my head with a large needle and then shot radio waves into my nervous system to disrupt it, blocking the pathways of my headaches. I know it sounds fantastic and unbelievable, but shortly thereafter I became completely headache-free.
However, radiofrequency ablation is a temporary fix that lasts only a year, so it is not surprising that for the past several weeks my headaches have returned. Although they are thankfully not yet at the pain level I once experienced, they are enough to once again negatively impact my family, my work, and my hobbies. For example, you may have noticed I did not post a “Super Social Media Roundup” this past Monday.
So before they get any worse, today I will be undergoing radiofrequency ablation again, or as I like to call it, the “giant needle procedure.” While quite painful, it is a relatively minor procedure with very little risk to my safety. Once it’s done I’ll rest for a few days, so if my online activities continue to be somewhat spotty, you’ll know why.
Thank you to all of my friends and family for your support during this time. It is truly appreciated.