What is your One thing?

Here's the thing: we all struggle to cope with chronic pain while trying to live a functional life to some extent. No one said it would be easy or fair and, man, I wish we all could get a break once in a while, but it is what it is. However, sometimes we get lost … Continue reading What is your One thing?

The stigma of migraines: I saw it from someone else today

Everyone knows there is a stigma associated with chronic pain.  It sucks but we have to deal with it. For example, my employer told me that other staff members had been complaining about my sick days, which in the particular case she sited that staff member was not.  I was understandably hurt when my boss … Continue reading The stigma of migraines: I saw it from someone else today

Guilt: Pervasive, horrific, and sometimes deadly affliction

Somebody Heal Me:guilt-two-steps-forward-one-step-back is a blog post I can really relate to.  Guilt is the plague of my existence.  The one thing of value I learned when I had to endure a therapist last year was when she questioned why my self-worth was tied up in how productive I believed myself to be.  In other … Continue reading Guilt: Pervasive, horrific, and sometimes deadly affliction

Article: The scare new migraine mistake

The Scary New Migraine Mistake is an article about migraines.  Guess what the scary migraine mistake is?  The surprising amount of people undertreated? Nope.  The fact that man chronic migraine sufferers feel so let down by their doctors that they have no hope of achieving pain management? Nope.  That some of these people kill themselves?  … Continue reading Article: The scare new migraine mistake