Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Migraine & Headache Awareness Month 2016

Today is the first day of Migraine and Headache Awareness Month (MHAM) 2016.

The theme for 2016 is Rule Your Headache Disorder: Be actively engaged in your treatment.

Let's spread awareness, diminish stigma, and foster hope and understanding!

This post was written as part of the Migraine and Headache Awareness Month (MHAM) Social Media Challenge.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Grateful for Being Able to Drive Today

It's been a rocky week. Up one day, down hard the next, repeat. I hope that doesn't happen and wreck my day tomorrow, but I'll take things moment by moment.

For now, I'm grateful for my husband being home from his work trip, and for the things that I was able to do / accomplish. 

I drove more today than I have in almost a year! I went shopping a little today, on my own. It's amazing how independent I felt to be able to drive, take care of things at the pharmacy, and browse / shop... all on my own! I looked back at a previous post I wrote about a similar experience several years ago, Update: Driving Myself (3/25/13).

I was on the phone a lot today, which I don't particularly like... especially when a lot of it was dealing with insurance companies that can't quite interpret the verbiage of my coverage with them. But, I was able to talk with a friend today, which was wonderful! I hope to be able to talk to another dear friend tomorrow. 

My heart is full of gratitude for the little things that can sometimes feel so big!

Monday, May 2, 2016

I Didn't See This One Coming

Weather changes. Increased pain levels.

A storm front came through last night.
Normally, I keep an eye on the weather and do whatever I can to reduce my controllable migraine triggers, so that a weather change won't take me out.

I didn't see last night's coming.

I had trouble getting to sleep last night. But, that's nothing new.
I had an increase in pain last night. Again, nothing new.
I had a few prodrome symptoms, but they seemed minor and I didn't heed their warning.
About an hour or so after I finally fell asleep, I woke to booming thunder and pain.

Even though the temperature drop and storms have long since passed, the throbbing pain, fatigue, aching, nausea, brain fog, vertigo... they all remain.

I didn't see this one coming.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Migraine World Summit - Order

Get your own copy of the 2016 Migraine World Summit today!
The Migraine World Summit has ended, but it's not too late to have access to information from over 30 world leading migraine experts, doctors, and specialists. If you're interested in finding out more, you can go to The Migraine World Summit

Friday, April 15, 2016

Migraine World Summit

The Migraine World Summit started today. I just listened to the first lecture / presentation, and I found it very informative. The presentations are available free for 24 hours from when they are posted online. There is an All Access Pass that you can purchase, so that you can watch / listen at your leisure (part of the proceeds go to migraine research). They have a website and Facebook page, and it runs daily from April 15-20, 2016 - the schedule is available on the website.

*** If you do order the All Access Pass, please use THIS LINK (or click on photo above) so I get credit for referring you!
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