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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…

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Fear as a Mom with Migraine: Being a Mom with Chronic Illness is Hard

I have fear as a mom with migraine. I am afraid for myself and for them. Being a mom with chronic illness is really hard! I’m Afraid of Migraine  While in the throes of an attack  That the pain will never stop That it could possibly get worse when I was already experiencing something I…

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…

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…

Still I Rise Poem Maya Angelou

Still I Rise Poem Maya Angelou

In Maya Angelou’s “Still I Rise” poem, 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 the quest for peace not touch you?  She speaks to all saying “still I rise.” …

Do migraine attacks give you nightmares?

Do Migraine Attacks Give You Nightmares?

Do migraine attacks give you nightmares? I have had a reoccurring dream about screaming and no sound coming out.  It has happened a few times, each time in a different way.  One time, I was on a roller coaster and I tried to scream like I did as a child going down the hill and…

Migraine Monster

Migraine Monster

For years I have had a relationship with my migraine monster.  I actually have thought about naming it.  As I thought of the ugliest awful name I could give it, I vetoed the idea.  I didn’t want to give it the respect of naming it. Looking at it as anything but the monster is giving…

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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