When was the last time you had a migraine, doc?

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When was the last time you had a migraine, doc?

Post by Tee on Thu May 12, 2011 2:47 am

Would be an interesting question to ask your consultant lol

Tee



May 11th, 2011 - Posted by Prof. Joanna Kempner

I woke up with a migraine today. This is pretty standard fare. I wake up in pain, take some medication (or not, depending on the day) and then figure out how I’m going to get to work. I am pretty used to this routine, since I have had migraines since I was five years old. The only thing that’s a little unusual is my actual job. I’m a sociologist and, for the last ten years, I’ve dedicated my time to researching migraines.

I developed my expertise through formal education and years of research in the field. But I already knew quite a bit about migraine by the mere fact that I live in a body in pain. Sociologists refer to this as embodied knowledge, which are the routines, tasks, habits, and information that our bodies learn without engaging in conscious thought. Most of us don’t have to reflect very long on what it is like to have a migraine all the time. Unfortunately, we have become experts through experience!


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