Book review: The Things We Don’t Say

The Things We Don't Say: An Anthology of Chronic Illness Truths- Julie Morgenlender. Sections in the book: Part I: RelationshipsPart 2: Experiencing the emotionsPart 3: The Medical SidePart 4: AcceptancePart 5: Things we wish we'd knownPart 6: What we wish folks knew (my essay All About the Pain is here)Part 7: Others' Perceptions Review This … Continue reading Book review: The Things We Don’t Say

A Chronic Voice: July Prompts

A Chronic Voice July Link Up Prompts Prompts BotheringDemandingNourishingTelecommutingTolerating Well, we are already in July. Halfway through this hell-fest of 2020. It has been raining here for weeks which means migraine attacks and fibro flares... but also our flower garden is blooming wonderfully. I am amazed it is halfway through the year. It seems like … Continue reading A Chronic Voice: July Prompts

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Chronic migraine awareness stats and impact

Chronic migraine is: An estimated 11-15% of the adult population of the US meet the criteria for Migraine. And about 1-4% of those with Migraine meet the criteria for Chronic Migraine (CM). Chronic Migraine is defined by the International Classification of Headache Disorders (ICHD-3) as: headache days on 15 or more days per monthfor a … Continue reading Chronic migraine awareness stats and impact