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Phases of a Migraine life

Phases of a Migraine life

My Migraine Life functions in a cycle of pain phases.  Sometimes it repeats more quickly than others.  Before last weekend I had been optimistic about trying to control my migraines.  I felt like I was making a difference to help prevent attacks.  Then, one hit to bring me out of that.    Last weekend I functioned…

“I Dreamed a Dream” by Susan Boyle

“I Dreamed a Dream” by Susan Boyle

“I dreamed a dream” is one of my favorite songs.  I have seen the play more than once and have many times blasted the music in my car belting out the ballads.   Even though it’s a sad song, it’s a song that gives me goose bumps every time!  I think with phrases like these I…

Broken wings with Migraine and Illness

Broken wings with Migraine and Illness

“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.” Langston Hughes Teaching special education isn’t the best career choice for a migraine sufferer.  When choosing my occupation, I did not consider my headaches.  God forbid I do something that didn’t bow to the migraine Gods and demands.  I…

dream symbol

dream symbol

This picture is interesting. The first thing I notice is that she looks open.  Her arms stretched out and head tilted to the sky make her look optimistic for the future.  A dawn of a new day possibly.    She seems to be breathing in the moment.  It looks like the stereotypical stretch one would do…

Ways to Spread Awareness

Ways to Spread Awareness

Awareness is a new road that I am traveling.  I have had migraines my entire life yet until about a year ago I did not take much ownership in it.  I just allowed it to run me.  Since I have started joining support groups, hearing stories of other, reading, changing my diet, and learning about…

Response to “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou

Response to “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou

In Maya Angelou’s “Still I Rise” I believe she is speaking to everyone.  This  poem is an example of how she was able to touch so many in so many ways.  How could her grace, confidence, determination, intelligence, and quest for peace not touch you?  She speaks to all saying “still I rise.”  Everyone has…

My migraine life blog

My Migraine Life: Intro to Blogging World

My migraine life blog begins! Here it is, my first blog entry.   I’m totally intimidated by it and have never really been an “open book” so this will be a challenge for me. Why Start My Migraine Life Blog? If you would have told me I would have had a blog this time last year,…

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