Migraine surgery

KENYA – WEEK 2 MARCH 5, 2018-MARCH 9, 2018

Hi all! I thought I would give you all some background about what we are doing here in Kenya on a day to day basis.  Plus, some info on the strike and the Kenyan medical system. First of all, the medical system here is very different from the US. There are multiple types of clinics and hospitals through the country and each type provides a different level of care.  Dispensaries are local clinics where patients can pick up medication

KENYA – WEEK 1

2/26/2018-3/4/2018   I am traveling with 8 other pharmacy students who will also be working in the hospital - Austin, Max, Lindsey, Lindsay, Naomi, Elizabeth, Carli, and Megan.  There are also multiple medical residents, medical students, physicians, and scientists working with AMPATH and staying at IU house with us.  Check out this website to learn more about AMPATH and how this rotation got started https://ampath.pharmacy.purdue.edu/   After fighting some jet lag from our 24+ hours of travel, we headed

College Life 2015

Hello Everyone! I apologize for the huge gap between posts but I will try to update you on what has been going on. So, I am in currently in my second week of my second year of pharmacy school (YAY). I finished my first year of professional school this past May and my GPA has never been higher than it is right now! I have gotten into a great routine, love my friends, and basically am having an awesome college

To All The Dads

9/18/2013 TO ALL THE DADS: A note from Dayna’s father. The website is called “My daughters headache”. It is devoted to the children who are afflicted with this problem, most of whom seem to be girls, but also to the parents. Dayna and my wife, Teena, seem to be inundated with contacts from Moms. We have yet to hear from a father or a husband. They seem to be in the background. So, I wanted to give you my

Looking Forward to College

JUNE 26, 2012 One year since my first surgery and six months since my last surgery and I'm feeling great! I do get a few headaches occasionally, but these are in check with OTC medications. I'm just thankful that if I have a headache now it will go away! I have also noticed that I am more sensitive to some things now; it seems like I have become almost lactose intolerant. Whenever I have cheese or most other dairy

Temporal Nerve Decompression Surgery

DECEMBER 2011 December 18, 2011 Dayna's second surgery was 12/16 at Georgetown University. The surgery was done by Dr. Ivica Ducic. We were hoping for the best and so far so good! Like before, she was smiling in recovery and had no headache pain. Today, 48 hours after surgery, she is still feeling good. The incisions are starting to irritate her and she is having pain around them. But, the headache pain that she had had for over a

It’s Finally Over, (Almost!)

NOVEMBER 15, 2011 I have wanted to write something on the website for a while but I was so busy with college applications and school that I didn’t have much time.  First off, I just want to say that Dr. Ducic really saved my life.  The headaches coupled with the ridiculous amount of medication I was on, most of which made my headaches worse, really took a toll on me.  I was depressed and not myself.  The worst part

Three Months Post Surgery

11/9/2011 Dayna is back to being herself. The headache in the center of her head is not there. (Although, she has had a couple headaches that have gone away.) The shooting pins have stopped. She still has a “headache” around her temples. She is scheduled for nerve decompression on those nerves in December. We knew at the start of all this that more that one procedure might be necessary. Dr. Ducic works on the area with the most pain

A Brief Overview

January 2010 – Dayna, our 16 year old daughter, began to have occasional headaches in January 2010 that eventually turned into a single constant 24/7 headache by August 2010. Over the counter medications did not help the pain. August 2010 - Dayna saw a neurologist and began taking prescription medications that did not relieve her headache. October 2010 - December 2010 - Turned to the highly recommended Diamond Headache Clinic searching for relief of the 24/7 headache. The goal was

24/7 Headache and Peripheral Nerve Decompression Surgery for relief of head pain

My daughter's headache began in Jan of 2010 as an occasional headache. She took over the counter meds to help alleviate the pain. In mid February she was diagnosed with mononucleosis. We attributed the headaches to her having mono as they subsided a bit as the mono improved. But, the headaches returned in July and by August she had a constant 24/7 headache. She saw a local neurologist who prescribed a steroid pack followed by Topamax. The Topamax dosage