Chocolate and Vicodin: My Quest for Relief from the Headache that Wouldn't Go Away
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Chocolate and Vicodin: My Quest for Relief from the Headache that Wouldn't Go Away

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by Jennette Fulda
     
 

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Jennette Fulda went to bed on February 17, 2008, with a headache, and more than three years later, it still hasn’t gone away. Yes, she’s tried everything: intravenous drugs, chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture, subliminal messaging, marijuana (for medical purposes only), heavy drinking (which just made it hurt more), and lots and lots of chocolate

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Jennette Fulda went to bed on February 17, 2008, with a headache, and more than three years later, it still hasn’t gone away. Yes, she’s tried everything: intravenous drugs, chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture, subliminal messaging, marijuana (for medical purposes only), heavy drinking (which just made it hurt more), and lots and lots of chocolate. A pint of ice cream makes her feel better, but her insurance doesn’t cover mint chocolate chip.

In this painfully honest, smart, and funny memoir, the popular PastaQueen.com blogger who chronicled her nearly two hundred pound weight loss in Half-Assed shares her incredible journey to find relief from a chronic headache. As she visits countless doctors, indulges all manner of unsolicited advice from the Internet, and investigates every possible cause, from a brain tumor to a dead twin living in her brain, Jennette considers what it means to suffer, how to live with pain, and why the best treatment might be the simplest: laughter.

Editorial Reviews

Many of us have had headaches that just won't go away, but Jennette Fulda had the real thing. When she went to bed on February 17th, 2008, she hoped that her new headache would go away; three years and counting later, it still hasn't. Since then, Fulda has consulted numerous doctors, chiropractors, acupuncturists, psychologists, liquor stores, and ice cream vendors to cure her chronic head pain, but nothing seems to work, at least permanently. In Chocolate & Vicodin, the author who gave us Half-Assed returns with a personal story about a health complaint raised to the nth degree. A paperback original; editor's recommendation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439182024
Publisher:
Gallery Books
Publication date:
02/22/2011
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

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Chocolate and Vicodin: My Quest for Relief from the Headache that Wouldn't Go Away 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
WritermomHB More than 1 year ago
This book journals the writer’s struggle seeking relief from her constant headache. Many headache sufferers or victims of other chronic illnesses would benefit from reading the story. They will be encouraged not to give up. I found the author’s story to be encouraging and in some places, funny. We share many of the same experiences. I recommend Chocolate and Vicodin to all those mentioned above, as well as their families and friends.
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victoria shoemaker More than 1 year ago
Book gave me a headache . Don't waste your money
kybondgirl More than 1 year ago
This book was an okay read for me. It deals with the author's bout with a headache that won't go away (and we're talking months and months and months here). There are some quirky moments in the book and the author obviously has a great sense of humor hence the title. But, I was starting to develop a headache myself toward the end. And, speaking of the end, there's no big, climactic ending to her long suffering. But, if you typically like humorous memoirs then you'll probably enjoy. :)
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