Tuesday’s Tunes: “Titanium” covered by Jasmine Thompson

You shoot me down, but I won’t fall.

I am titanium.

This song makes me feel a lot of feels. It makes me feel strong, yet fragile. It makes me feel confident, yet vulnerable.

It’s a great song to listen to when you need reassurance that you’ll get back up after a nasty fall, or maybe when you’re feeling shorted by people around you.

Jasmine Thompson does really beautiful cover versions of many songs, but this is one of my favorites. She kind of has this hauntingly, beautiful, soft voice that gives this song something special.

 

 

Monday Mantra: Stay Strong, My Soldiers. 

After 10 or so years of fighting different headache disorders while also running into a variety of other health issues, I’ve been reassured by family, friends and strangers that I’m strong. People have said (thinking out loud it always seems) how they can’t imagine how I do it.
While recently I’ve only felt weak, it’s nice to hear others see something different. 
Sometimes, I don’t know how I do it either, though. But I do, because I have no other option. There is no giving up. There is no throwing of the white flag.
So stand tall in your invisible cape. Stay strong. Keep fighting. People never will truly understand how you handle it all, but that’s because they don’t know how strong you really are. 
  

Spotlight Saturday: An Unlikely Friendship

If you haven’t seen this story yet, you definitely need to! It’s gone viral within the past week of so, and for such a great reason. 

A 330 lb professional power lifter has become best friends with a 12 year old girl with a rare genetic disorder: progeria. 

  
Such an unlikely friendship evolved and a picture showing their special bond went viral. 

  
 He says that she has helped pull him out of rough spots in his life. While it seems that he has helped her stay strong in a body that is only working at making her weaker. 

 People looked at me as strong when everything about her was stronger-David Douglas 💪🏼

If you want a story that warms your heart: read the full thing here: http://aplus.com/a/david-beast-douglas-lindsay-ratcliffe

It’s Best Not To Be Overly Hopeful, But Never Give Up Hope

Because after ten years of migraines which evolved into a couple years of chronic daily headaches + episodic migraines, I thought: screw it, why not?   
It’s hard for me to be overly hopeful that any method will really work for my headaches, especially one with no scientific research or evidence to back it up, but it’s even harder to turn down any possibility. 

Also s/o for the awesome experience at comes a time tattoo in fairfax, va! As someone with a habit of fainting from needle situations, it’s always helpful to have people who are good at what they’re doing working with you! 

Thursday’s Tips and Tricks: Even When Discouraged, Keep Trying New Methods/Treatments 

The Daily Migraine is a site that brings hope and encouragement to people who suffer from chronic migraines. Even though I have chronic headaches with sporadic migraines, meaning I’m not their EXACT audience, this site is so relatable for anyone who suffers from any type of headache. 

It’s where I picked up this weeks “tips and tricks” idea:

  
When we feel like we can’t try anymore. When we think “what the hell is the point of trying another medication, another therapy, or any other treatment thrown our way?” When we feel like there’s no point in trying anymore. 

This is when we must push ourselves to try even harder. 

I have tried so many medications that I don’t even remember all of them. Honestly, my doctor will say “oh have you tried medication___?” And I say “No, what’s that?” And then they will say “Oh wait, I see in your records you tried that a few years ago” yeah.. It’s sad. 

I’ve seen specialists, GP’s, holistic doctors, etc. I’ve tried it all. Explored it all. Or have I?

There’s always something new to try and you owe it to yourself, to your body, to your mind, to try it all (given its safe for you.) 

Listen to your doctors (when you have a good relationship with them.) Do your own research. Keep on trying.

What’s the Word? “Kindred” 🌸

  
I started this blog to help myself and others feel less alone in this life. I used to feel like I was the only one for miles and miles who was battling such chronic and numerous health issues while everyone around me was living normal lives. But I have found a community that makes me feel so supported and not alone. We all are connected even if we’re strangers. The things we share in common help us provide support to one another in order to continue to fight our daily battles. 

There’s a reason we all share our stories here and keep coming back to support each other day after day. It’s because even though we may all be strangers, we are connected through our journeys. We share the similar battles, frustrations and experiences. It’s great to find and feel connected to other people when before you felt like the only one on earth going through what you’re going through. 

Tackle Your Tuesday 

  
It’s the first day of March, y’all! Where the heck does time goooo (cue the cliche reminiscing and questioning of how time flies so fast)
For me, February was a month of stress, anxiety, ER visits, painful and long headaches, and lots of trying to keep myself positive. 

Well, this month I am going to try my best to remind myself every single that that no matter what happens, that things will work out. Even if things seem scary, overwhelming or impossible, things will work out. 

Gotta keep the faith and battle on 🌸✨