A day without Migraine holding me in its grasp is nearly impossible to even imagine. But, after getting over the initial shock of waking up well-rested and with no pain, I would be ecstatic and do so many things that I've faced with limitations over the past few years.
Here are some of the things I'd love to do on my pain-free day:
Go for a walk outside, without sunglasses - without worry about the sun, heat, or exercise.
Drive and go shopping by myself - without worry about the sun and other stimuli driving involves, the fluorescent lights, other people's perfumes, getting exhausted within moments of leaving my home, or getting stranded somewhere because my head started hurting and I couldn't drive myself home.
Chew gum (specifically, cinnamon gum) - without worry about the chewing or smell worsening my head.
Play with my nieces and nephew - without worry about their high energy, loud toys, or piercing shrieks.
Spend time with my husband - without worry of him having to take care of me or that even the slightest touch will be painful.
Go horseback riding - without worry about being outside in the heat and sun, or dealing with the rhythm of trotting or loping.
Scream, laugh, cry - without worry that any of these would trigger or worsen a Migraine.
My day without Migraine holding me back would be surprising, productive, enjoyable, and full of laughter.
This post was written as part of the Migraine Awareness Month Blogging Challenge (MAMBC), which is initiated by www.FightingHeadacheDisorders.com and the National Migraine Awareness Month is initiated by the National Headache Foundation (NHF).