I vaguely remember having a throbber, but the last one was so long ago it has almost faded into distant memory.
And ooooohhhh, how it throbbed so, too. Some nights it would throb that much it'd keep me awake until all hours.
I even went to the doctor about it, but all he said was 'take two aspirin and come back if the problem persists.
IF the problem persists? Like what was he thinking? Back in the day throbbers only subsided a little... they NEVER went completely away.
And throbbers occurred in the most embarrassing places, too... like in church during Sunday evening prayers; on the bus while on the way to work; in the work elevator going to the 44th floor, and people are wondering why you're facing the rear corner and seemingly talking to yourself: "Not now.... GO AWAY!!!!"... and at the Desperate and Dateless Ball, setting a group of lonely old spinsters into fits of the giggles and wanting to make your acquaintance.
Sadly, the only throbbers I get these days are migraines... which 2 aspirin do so little to relieve.
Actually, I lied a little there! My knees and feet throb with arthritis most days. It's funny, isn't it! When you're young, a throbber represents the miracle of life, fun and enjoyment, yet in later life if represents a misery and you're off the the drs/pharmacy to get yourself anti-inflammatories and pain meds.
Still, I suppose I should be grateful, though. All the throbbing and stiffness sorta remind me of better days, when I was younger and had the stamina to do all night what nowadays takes me all night to do. Yup, life can be cruel sometimes... and embarrassing.
A couple of weeks ago I got a throbber while on the bus to go shopping, with the woman sat across from me displaying several disapproving looks as I fidgeted with my underwear. It seems that my eyesight is failing, too... I ended up buying undies 4 sizes too small cos I was too embarrassed to ask the pretty young assistant for assistance... hence the throbbing headache, being my undies were too tight to allow proper circulation.
My throbbers were always huge
I'm glad you said "were always huge". Being you're also one of the geriatric brigade, I'd be mightily jealous if that was, 'are always huge'