Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Migraine and Headache Awareness Month Blog Challenge Day 2

Today's Prompt: Who Helps You Hope?
Which person in your life has helped you most to hold on to hope, despite your Migraines or Headaches and how?

It's not just one, but two very special people who help me hope, Sarah and Samuel, my children. Now 25 and 20-years-old respectively, they've grown up into spectacular adults. When things seem especially bleak, and my pain is at its highest, I try to think of my children.

My pain doesn't evaporate when I think of them, but it does help with my perspective. The thing is, when I'm in extended chronic, debilitating pain, I see problems everywhere; my house isn't clean, the laundry is piled high, the weeds are overtaking the garden, the oil in the car needs to be changed, the water damage from this winter is still not fixed, and on and on. It's not that these issues don't exist when my pain is reduced, they do, but chronic pain can distort our emotions. In essence, I make mountains out of mole hills.

Sarah and Sam tend to notice when I get out of whack and rescue ME. They reaffirm that everything is not as horrible as it seems, assure me things WILL be OK and give me mountains of hope. Without them, I'm not sure where I would be on this journey.

The Migraine and Headache Awareness Month Blog Challenge is organized by the American Headache and Migraine Association; http://www.ahmablog.com/2015/06/migraine-headache-blog-challenge-2.html#.VW5Mg9Viko

Thanks for reading,
Happy Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

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