I think that quality of life with migraines is one of the biggest struggles we all face.
When I feel fine...which is rare, I realize that I am a great and wonderful person with lots to offer (and being a single person that is something that is a definite necessity...SELF WORTH) Being able to see and know what you have and what you are is enough regardless of what anyone else thinks about you is so important.
When I am sick and struggling with headaches, especially constant ones (which of course brings anxiety about the ones to come, depression about the pain and of course financial struggle and then lack of friends or ability to handle responsibilities much less energy to go out and have fun like a "normal" person my age...then the guilt...woah, there's a big one!!!) Anyway, when I struggle with this illness, I feel worthless, and useless. I wonder why I am here. I doubt my ability as a human being, a mother-to-be someday (and to my doggie now), as a co-worker, and as a friend, daughter, lover and even moderator here...I struggle with getting up and taking a shower and simple tasks such as brushing my hair and putting a simple sentence together...but somehow find the will to keep on pushing as you all do.
Lately I have had some good days and some not so good days....and thank God for the good ones, I remember times when I didn't have those. I am trying to think of something positive and uplifting to help you get through those times...and I am at a loss...I don't know what to say. I do remember what got me through mine (barely) I remember looking at my puppy (who is now 3 years old) he would look at me with those beautiful brown eyes and do something goofy...I would laugh, which would make my head hurt worse...but I thought to myself...If I gave up and I was not around anymore...who would love him like I do??? NO ONE...
There is something special about each and everyone of you...and you bring something special to the world that people adore. Sometimes we forget to tell you...and that is something that I am working on...remembering each and everyday to tell the ones you love...that you love them, and why.
So, today is my long-winded day! I just wanted to throw my two cents in and say hi, I have missed you guys...and that I love you all dearly!
Hang in there and if there is anything I can do...Let me know...
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