As ever with the Chronic Life series, this post is made up of my opinions based on my experiences of living with Chronic Migraine and now, it turns out, Chiari. Some days I feel positive, some days I rant & some days I fall silent altogether. This post may be a little on the ranty… Continue reading Everybody’s An Expert on Migraine
Like many other spoonies around the world, I have attended a vast number of medical appointments in my life so far. But it was only before my first meeting with a particular Neurosurgeon recently (to make a plan re. my Chiari Malformation) that I consciously paused to consider what I needed to do to make… Continue reading Chronic Life: Making Medical Appointments Work for You
I was 9 years old when I had my first Migraine. By my late teens I had Chronic Migraine (15 days of head pain per month with at least 8 of those being full blown Migraine is the current definition for Chronic Migraine; sadly my migraines have always been significantly more frequent than this). I've… Continue reading Chronic Life: Getting a New Diagnosis
This post outlines my thoughts and experience re. medication delivery methods as a life long Chronic Migraine warrior; I'm not a medical expert! Obviously, all concerns and ideas re. medication should be discussed with your GP/Specialist. A few members of my Migraine/Chronic Pain Warriors FB group are relatively new to the Chronic Life, so with… Continue reading Tablets, Sprays and Injections – Oh My!
Living with debilitating daily pain is one of those things that's difficult to fully grasp if you or a person you love hasn't experienced it. That's not to say that 'no one understands'; I know people who are sufficiently empathetic that they're able to put themselves in my position and gain some insight into what… Continue reading Chronic Life: The Trouble with ‘Thinking Positive’