Putting the SEAMS back together in migraine disease: Support. Educate. Alleviate. Migraine. Stigma.
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 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.