A daily headache sufferer describes her experiences dealing with a daily headache and chronic pain in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing. The author sprinkles her memoir-of-sorts with humor despite the seriousness of her condition.
Imagine living with the sometimes nagging and sometimes raging pain of a headache all day, every day. That’s the situation author Lara Ketter has endured ever since a double whiplash car accident in Tulsa, Okla., nearly 20 years ago. In this new book, she takes a lighthearted look at the desperate – and even bizarre – measures she’s taken to relieve the chronic pain while remaining sane.
In “Not This Lifetime, I’ve Got a Headache!”, Ketter notes that she’s not alone because 45 million U.S. residents suffer from chronic recurring headaches, according to the National Headache Foundation. The self-taught expert in pain carefully details how her headache started, medical treatments she’s tried, both traditional and alternative, her mental health and what she’s learned during this difficult journey. Ketter uses humor to discuss this serious issue that rules her life, joking about wanting a full-body transplant and comparing her search for a headache cure to the search for a lost civilization.
Ketter tries a wild array of treatments for headache and body pain, by traditional doctors and practitioners who operate on a cash-only basis, dryly describing being poked and prodded, adjusted, massaged, manipulated and hooked up to an electrical current. Discovering the connection between trigger points and pain becomes a turning point – as long as Ketter doesn’t overdo the massage. The book also includes a list of tips for those on a quest to eliminate chronic pain while living with it. The author’s attempts to remain upbeat about her search to find pain relief gives hope to other sufferers of headache pain and the realization that they are not alone.
Author Lara Ketter grew up in the newspaper business, working at her parents’ four weekly newspapers before and after college, including writing a weekly humor column. Ketter, who has a communications degree from Kansas State University, created and published Great Plans Magazine with her father. She writes a column for the quarterly Tipton Times newspaper and blogs on her website, LaraKetter.com.
Not This Lifetime, I’ve Got a Headache!
ISBN: 978-1-4575-1772-3 204 pages $16.95 US
Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.
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