It’s All Relative.

I haven’t been able to kick this headache until today, at least I hope I’ve kicked it. I had a virus last weekend with different feeling head pain, but pretty sure this three or four day long thing I just finally got rid of now was a migraine even though it felt weird, not my…

365 Days Of Migraine: writing edit

J is an excellent writer as well as a visual artist and musician. He alone created the text to go along with the images he sketched and painted for the squares shown in my last post. However, I am the editor, the fixer as well as the sufferer, and here is my version of the…

Grouchy.

I am in a terrible mood. My head has been lurking in the 3-4 range for days, not enough to even lie down with, but enough to hurt. Enough to make every job, every trip back and forth to Zo’s nature camp or the store or the dog park, every run of the dishwasher or…

Food Stamps

I got a letter from Job & Family Services informing me that I am to call in for my phone interview tomorrow for my SNAP application. Also, by August 14 I have to turn in all of the following: -Birth certificates for all of us -Social Security cards for all of us -Our marriage license…

SSI & Creative Money Making

I haven’t been secretive about the fact that I’ve been depressed this week. A lot of it stems from not working; facing extreme poverty; and not understanding how my monthly SSI benefit is calculated. When I discovered that J’s future wages were being based on a 3 paycheck month, I was ecstatic. However after I…

Over

I thought it would happen much sooner. I have not been working now for 18 months. 18 months of just being alone with myself and my own head. My pain. I am tired of this life. I want to be done.

Angel of Migraines

This is an old “Far Side” cartoon that J found yesterday. I don’t have much to say. I have a virus; I think it may finally be clearing out of my system today. Monday is J’s long day at work. I am tired. I have been having lots of Yellow Days – moderate pain. I…

Caregiver Contribution Revisited

A couple months ago, I posted a picture J had drawn of himself trying on my non-rebreather oxygen mask. The plan was to have him draw days we shared that were significant to my illness, maybe once per week, and post those, with the eventual (rather lofty) goal of publishing it as a book, perhaps…

Something Worse Than Migraine

Originally posted on MigrainePuzzlePieces:
I can’t imagine anything worse than my worst migraine attacks, but this is. I want to express sympathy to any who suffer from cluster headaches and to their caregivers. This is a must watch video. I don’t feel this is for children. It’s a news report, but the pain shown might…

Social Security Situation

So I forgot about another very important thing that happened yesterday! Monday night I finally took a close look at the Benefits Letter I received from the SSA about my SSI. I had been told on the phone that I would be getting some back pay from when J was unemployed, but nothing in the…

Migraine Milestones

Today was my seventh Green Day of the month. I have not been to the ER for six weeks, four days. We traveled by car today, for about three hours, total. A trip to Lake Erie, and to find the old farmhouse where I spent my first eight years. I didn’t need to take an…