Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Migraine: The Reality Show

Seems like anything can be made into a reality show these days. There are shows about couponing, moving large objects, having big families, chasing down critters, haunted animals...the list goes on and on. Some are actually kinda interesting to me while many others I can't imagine watching. Something for everyone I guess.

This got me thinking, what if there was a reality show about living with chronic migraines? Would it be interesting? Would there be an audience for such a show?

I can't imagine having cameras and people around all the time. When I'm not going out my attire is functional but not terribly aesthetic. I just want to be as comfortable as possible and that means no bra, no makeup, no tied shoes and not messing with my hair. Not exactly camera ready. Plus, I imagine I would get annoyed with all of that hoopla.

But it would be nice if people had a better understanding of what it's like to live with chronic pain - invisible pain. Perhaps some of the many misconceptions could be cleared up and general awareness could be raised. I think it would be a really positive thing. But I wouldn't want to do it myself.

What do you think about it?


  1. I think it would be good for people to understand what we do go through but like you, I would NOT want to have camera's around me all the time. When I am not teaching I also wear comfy clothes (sweats, no make up, hair a mess, etc). maybe someday someone will be do one of those type shows.


  2. I think it's a great concept. I think family and friends of those with a chronic illness/pain would have a better understanding of it. Like you, I wouldn't want all the hoopla around on a bad day.

  3. See what we need is someone who just doesn't mind being seen in the midst of the worst of where to find her.

  4. I think that if the cameras were hidden and there all the time, I might forget about them. I don't really like others seeing me at my worst, but when my pain gets that bad, I don't have the energy or brain power to worry about who's watching. And, if it might help others, I think I'd be alright with it. I just can't imagine anyone wanting to watch what I do (or don't do) in a given day. LOL.