Bulbous Basilar Bolstering

The reason I’m going with such a cringe-worthy title for this post is because I want all these entries to be easily distinguishable as a “story,” or thread with a beginning and end and therefore similar titles. This is the end. This purpose of this piece is to celebrate the extreme, positively overwhelming support I…

Flashback Friday

I stayed in bed all morning. Yesterday I had to give myself a Sumatriptan injection first thing; the morning before I’d needed to take a tablet. No migraine this morning, but maybe postdrome. In a sort of desultory way I scrolled through Facebook. I don’t always check my “On This Day” memories, but I did,…

#MHAM Photo Challenge, Day 25: Healthy Habit

I do not have many healthy habits, though I try to eat regularly outside my triggers; sleep the same amount every night; and avoid activities and behaviors that will lead to pain in myself or others. However I don’t exercise enough, and I don’t drink enough water. My dad used to feel convinced that dehydration…

#MHAM Photo Challenge, Day 23: Nature

While I do love a nice hike in my local nature preserve or even just sitting in my beautiful backyard, by far my favorite form of nature, and the most soothing to me, is the ocean. Other forms of nature might be headache triggers due to odors; strong, tree-filtered light; and allergens like pollen. But…

#MHAM Photo Challenge Day 16: Distraction

My dog Asia is my best distraction. My kids really distract me too, but are obviously much more than distractions in my life, they are its whole purpose, at times. Facebook is another great distraction, and reading, when I feel well enough…

#MHAM Photo Challenge Day 12: Mood

Quiet, shy and solitary. Elated, happy, involved and social. Sad and introverted, introspective. In pain and hopeless, depressed and devastated. All me, all dependent on the daily status of my migraine disease.

Migraine Awareness Month Photo Challenge Day 10: Relief

I took this after my first ER visit last Friday. The little zipper pouch is my purse pill bag, and the sheet is the medications page of my hospital discharge papers. Hydromorphone is Dilaudid, and I got 2 mg at once that morning. Fat lot of good it did me later…