My Migraine Life: Intro to Blogging World
My migraine life blog begins! Here it is, my first blog entry. I’m intimidated by it and have never really been an “open book” so this will be a challenge.
Why Start My Migraine Life Blog?
I would have laughed at you if you had told me I would have had a blog this time last year. But a lot can change in a year. At the end of last summer, I started journaling about my life with migraine. I have experienced attacks since I was 5 and had just turned 32. It has sculpted every aspect of my life, along with every relationship. As I wrote story after story of memories, I started looking into my disease more than ever.
Discover Migraine Life
I joined support groups, read books and articles, and researched the many medications I had taken over the years. This exploration into the migraine world started a whole new chapter for me. I have had this invisible disease for over 25 years, yet I knew little about it. Everyone knows little about a cure (because there isn’t one), even though it has been documented to be around since the beginning of time. I found solace in others and discovered that I was not alone or crazy, and I have bonded with people in the migraine world.
Being a Mother First
Being a stay-at-home mom of 2 is not easy and being a migraine sufferer to boot seems nearly impossible. I want to start understanding this crazy disease better and learning about myself. If I know, I can change my future and my children’s. I fear passing this awful, life-changing monster onto my babies daily. If I can get clues on how to help myself, I can help my children. I want to teach them how important it is to take care of their bodies and value their health. They motivate me every day!
I have battled in my cold dark room for so many years that I am now ready to make some noise about this disease. (Hypothetical noise, of course, loud sounds are a trigger for me.)
What I can do with My Migraine Life
- Help spread the word that your mom, sister, friend, co-worker, and you are not making up these migraine attacks; I’ll do it.
- Teach someone one thing that may help in a lifetime of pain.
- Give hope to someone who feels hopeless about what feels like a hamster wheel that we live on.
- Be inspired or learn something new.
- Bring others together; then, I’ll challenge myself to be more open.
I hope to start this blog to help grow the migraine community. From what I have been a part of, it is an innovative, passionate group that needs help. We need answers, need support, need hope, need awareness, need inspiration, and need funding.
Most of all, no judgment. I want it to be a place that not only those living a migraine life can come to but a place that people who are in a relationship with migraine disease can come to understand better. I want this blog to help spread the word about migraine and their actual disabling effects. Everyone has their path, and I hope to connect, support, and be part of a community that helps guide us down our street to wellness.