But possibly crazy-related. I had my first migraine in over a year on Friday.
For some reason, getting a migraine always makes me feel a little nutty. This is possibly because no one seems to understand entirely why people get them or how they work, or it’s possibly because I have a bizarre neurosis in which I feel that illness is actually my body’s way of telling me that I am WEAK, WEAK, WEAK.
The weirdest thing about my migraines is that they’re always preceded by a day or two of smelling garbage. It’s like Hallorann’s harbinger in The Shining, except that instead of preceding awesome psychic insights that save the lives of women and children, mine precedes a headache, which is awesome only in the sense that it inspires awe, and also temporary paralysis due to pain, and occasionally vomiting.
Here’s another problem: if you live in New York, and it’s not the dead middle of winter, you’re probably smelling garbage anyway. So it’s not like I actually get a warning anymore.