Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Power of Cold


I don't like the cold. I know, I know. This isn't a revolutionary discovery for anyone. If you know me, you know this. That said, today I was reminded of the power of cold...of ice, really. I had a killer headache. I mean head throbbing, near vomit inducing, dizzy spell, eyeball aching kind of headache. I admit it, my first instinct was that by this point maybe painkillers would be a good idea. Second instinct, that followed shortly after the first, was my first aid training. When in doubt, use ice. Seriously, within half an hour, the headache was nearly gone and I was back to work, chatting with people at the pool, and plugging away. I decided that ice really is the new miracle cure.

So now we know. If it hurts, use ice.

I wonder if ice cream works the same way. I could get a lot of mileage out of that one...

3 comments:

Dr. Jo Neufeld said...

I wish more people would believe me when I tell them ice is their best friend. I feel like a frickin' broken record: Did you put ice on it? You should put ice it. Yes, ice is a better idea than heat. Put it on as often as you like. YOU WILL NEED TO SEE ME LESS IF YOU USE IT.

Stacey Sparshu said...

I wondered if you would weigh in on this one. I think everyone's always looking for something more complicated. Something that simple cannot be the answer, can it!?

All I can say, Dr. Jo, is that I'm a believer!

Stacey Sparshu said...

I wondered if you would weigh in on this one. I think everyone's always looking for something more complicated. Something that simple cannot be the answer, can it!?

All I can say, Dr. Jo, is that I'm a believer!