The War against Migraine

The War against Migraine

Another day of school missed, and I start to get angry at this unseen being called Migraine who preys upon my daughter.  After years of attempting different methods to combat Migraine, I feel as though I’m failing miserably.  The school of thought among many neurologists is to treat each person the same.  I’m aware of this school of thought.  I know this textbook of trial and error where all persons from a group are lumped into a combined pain society where all are treated the same. I understand chronic pain. …

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One Step at a Time

One Step at a Time

“Donna, are you awake?” There was such a fog while I tried to adjust my eyes.  I could see a shadow hovering over me.  I blinked a few times as fluorescent lights above me came into view.  I looked to my right and saw a clock on the wall.  I looked back up to see my surgeon checking my reaction. “Is it 10:30 in the morning?” “Yes,” he replied. My surgery had been scheduled around 8:30 am. “Is this the same morning that I was having surgery?” He laughed, “Yes,…

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Living with a Child who has Chronic Migraines

Living with a Child who has Chronic Migraines

We all have stresses in our lives.  Many of us walk around with brave faces that are deceptive to those around us.  I will often find myself among a sea of people looking around, curious about what life struggles they have or share with others.  Always trying to find the good in those who are rude to others, I think to myself, “Who knows what they’re going through…and others are judging.” Last night, I stood in a line waiting for my daughter’s prescription.  It was her medication to help with…

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