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, I would have laughed at you. 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 I ever had.
Discover Migraine Life
I joined support groups, read books and articles and did research on the many medications that 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 more than 25 years and yet I found that 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 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 at times. I want to start understanding this crazy disease better, in turn, learning about myself. If I understand, I can change my future and to change my children’s. I live every day in fear that I have passed this awful life changing monster onto my babies. If I can get some 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 a bit of 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.
My hope in starting this blog will be to help grow the migraine community. From what I have been a part of, it is a smart, passionate group that just 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 it’s true disabling effects. Everyone has their own path and I’m hoping to connect, support, and be part of a community that helps guide each of us down our own street to wellness.