Friday, June 22, 2012

I Learned the Hard Way #NMAM #NMAMBC

Over the six years since my migraines got out of control I've learned some important lessons the hard way. 

I've learned that neurologist don't necessarily have the knowledge to properly treat the complexities of chronic migraines. If you can access one, a headache specialist is the way to go. I wasted years taking preventative meds at doses too low to be therapeutic - ouch.

I've learned that I need to keep moving and keep living despite feeling lousy and unmotivated. Doing so is good for the body and for the soul. 

I've learned how important it is to be kind to myself and to say no when something is too much for me. Now I still have a long way to go in the practice of these two things, but I do know it is important it is. 

When it comes down to it, I really appreciate all the lessons I've learned, even those learned the hard way. This is a significant journey I'm on and these lessons have not only helped me to live better but also help me find some value in this life challenge. As the journey continues I look forward to what other lessons I may learn.

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