June is Migraine & Headache Awareness Month! This month is dedicated to advocating for patients like myself who suffer from an invisible illness that is much more debilitating, physically and emotionally, than most people know. I’ve lived with migraines & exertional headaches for a little over 10 years now. They have changed the way I… Continue reading June is Migraine & Headache Awareness Month!
Last year, I was so fortunate to receive an email making me aware of an online event called the Migraine World Summit. I didn’t know what it entailed and I wasn’t sure what to expect, all I knew was that world known doctors would be interviewed about migraines, headaches and everything that comes along with… Continue reading 2017 Migraine World Summit–The Event of the Year!
When you live with a chronic illness or condition, you find that there is never a shortage of things to complain about. However, this chapter focuses on how to acknowledge those complaints and be mindful of those we have control over and those we do not. The author in this chapter tells us to separate… Continue reading “How To Live Well With Chronic Pain and Illness” Chapter 6 Summary: “Complaining Is a Recipe for Suffering”
This chapter of the book “How to Live Well With Chronic Pain and Illness” is all about how sometimes we want something so badly that we let our happiness depend on it. For us “spoonies,” most of our wants are health related wants. Wanting a pain free day, wanting a cure, wanting to be able… Continue reading “How To Live Well With Chronic Pain and Illness” Chapter 5 Summary: “When the ‘Want Monster’ Whispers in Your Ear
Pain. We all feel it. It could be short lasting or seemingly never-ending. We get hurt, we cry, we heal. My pain is constant. The throbbing sometimes has mercy and I feel “fine.” Other times, it’s relentless and merciless. This past week has been a week of the relentless kind of pain. On my good… Continue reading #HAWMC Day 14: A Case of the Mondays
Yahoo Answers Q: My head feels like it’s about to explode. The throbbing is so intense. Can someone’s head actually explode? A: No. Your head cannot physically explode. It will feel like it at times–the throbbing feels intense enough that it feels like something will erupt from within your skull–but no, your head will not… Continue reading HAWMC Day 10: Yahoo Has All The Answers
This isn’t the answer you were hoping for or expecting. Well, the lack of answer, actually. You were hoping to hear a clear cut diagnosis so that you could then begin whatever treatment was available. But it’s not that simple. It won’t be that simple. Instead words like “new daily persistent headache,” “chronic daily headache,”… Continue reading #HAWMC Day 4:Wishing For A Concrete Diagnosis.