Friday, June 14, 2013

Day 14 Migraine Awareness Month #MHAMBC

Has life with chronic migraines and fibromyalgia made me stronger in any way? It's funny, most of the time I just feel like all this chronic pain has beat me down and made me weaker. I'm super sensitive to my environment, the smallest little thing can trigger a migraine or a fibro flare. It's hard to feel anything but weak when so much of my time is spent dealing with the many disabling symptoms of these two conditions. But as I sit here pondering this question I am coming up with a few ways I am stronger.

1. I have gotten better at standing up for myself, especially when it comes to dealing with doctors.
2. I have gotten better at listening to myself and understanding my body.
3. I have gotten better at weeding through the bulls*&% of false promises and crap products.
4. I even think I've gotten a little better at coping with the pain - just a little.

Ultimately, the strengthening has all been internal. You may remember from my post, Getting Off the Medication Rollercoaster, that it is this kind of internal strengthening that I will be focusing on over the next year. Small world.

June 2013, Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, is dedicated to Unmasking the Mystery of Chronic Headache Disorders. The 2013 Migraine and Headache Awareness Month Blog Challenge is a project

1 comment:

  1. I am terrible when it comes to dealing with doctors. Struggling right now actually and searching for a new doctor blargh.