Fairy Tale that Best Describes Me

fairy tale that best describes me

The fairy tale that best describes me and my life with migraine is Snow White. Being that I have a 4-year old that lives, eats, sleeps, and breathes princesses I have a lot of fairy tales fresh in my mind.  When we play, I usually am the villain.  I’m not the villain because I’m the bad guy, but because my dog is the horse, my son is the prince and I am always left to be the villain.  So to allow me to be the princess is a treat.

I have to say that reliving all of the stories that I so truly loved as a child has made me think of the stories that we tell our children.  It usually is a girl that is unfortunate in some way, preyed upon by someone close to her, and only rescued by a man to sweep her into the sunset. Plus, why is it necessary to have so much death involved? I have a lot of qualms about all of this, but I digress.

Snow White Best Describes Me

I guess the character that best describes me and My Migraine Life is Snow White.  Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the sickest one of all?  Well, I guess that’s me.  She is just happy living her simple life (even though cooking and cleaning may not be her dream come true, she’s still happy).  Behind her lurks the evil queen who is out to destroy her life….my migraine attacks.

When she leaves to live with the seven dwarfs she has found her family.  When the evil queen comes to poison her, the animals furiously protect her and then go for help.  The scene that plays in my head is when the dwarfs are riding on the animals all feverishly scrambling to get to their girl who was in harm.  This describes me to a t.

fairy tale that best describes me

Migraine and Me

When I am attacked by migraine, it is all hands on deck.  My husband goes into action protecting me the best he can.  My mom, dad, and sister frantically adjust their lives to make arrangements for my children.  Because of them, my children have been shielded from the pain that I live in.

Even my dog goes into action.  She hates when I’m sick and takes her job as a protector very seriously.  She does not leave my side when I’m sick.

In the end, the evil gets the best of her, as my migraines have done all too many times.  But the dwarfs and my family chase away the queen and migraine and it is eventually sent to its doom.  I wish my chronic headaches and migraine fell to their death never to appear again, but I live to fight another day.

As most of the stories go, the prince saves her and they ride off into the sunset.  The difference with me is that my prince is there with me to fight the fight.  He’s not swooping in at the end to take the glory.  He’s in the trenches fighting the evil along with my family and myself.

Will I live happily ever after?  I live happily now.  Despite the evil that lurks in the shadows, love conquers in the end.  There is no perfect ending.  Are you telling me that when Snow White and the prince get back to the castle he never steals the covers when they sleep or that she doesn’t nag him about helping keep the house clean?  Please.  Life isn’t perfect, it’s not meant to be.  But having support and love and all the sweet sweet simple moments make the evil that much easier to fight.

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Sarah Rathsack

I tell stories of My Migraine Life. Living life through Migraine consists of advocacy, treatment, prevention, and searching for health and happiness in a positive honest way. My kids, husband, dog, family and friends motivate me to make a difference in the Migraine World.
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4 Comments

  1. migrainepuzzlepieces on June 6, 2014 at 6:54 am

    I LOVE this!!! It highlights the dark side of migraine, but is still so positive. Beautifully done!



  2. mymigrainelife on June 6, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    Thank you!!



  3. Mary Slaven on June 6, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    You should be proud of yourself. Beautifully written!



  4. mymigrainelife on June 6, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Thanks! I know you are honest with me so it means even more!!!



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