June is Migraine Awareness Month
So I am having a horrible day. Vomiting from the vertigo and extremely nauseated. And then I have this work ‘situation’ to deal with it on top of all this. A ticking time bomb situation about my leave. And I have a migraine because I got stressed. Right this moment I have tamed the nausea enough to at least write this post. Because it is the first day of migraine awareness month. And it is important to me, even as I am having such a bad day.
First I would like to share the lyrics of Twenty one Pilot song called migraine:
I-I-I I’ve got a migraine
And my pain will range from up, down, and sideways
Thank God it’s Friday cause Fridays will always be better than Sundays
Cause Sundays are my suicide days
I don’t know why they always seem so dismal
Thunderstorms, clouds, snow, and a…
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All of these!!!
You know you have chronic pain when…
You have nuanced pain to a variety of levels of intolerable and tolerable, functional and non-functional.
When you wonder if your painkiller is doing anything or if it would be much worse without it.
When it is impossible to find that just right comfortable spot to sleep in because the pain settles in shortly after.
When you are so tired you have no idea what not tired even feels like anymore.
When thoughts are whimsical things that do not stay in your brain when you need them.
When you insist you are coping well but really you are so very tired of the pain.
When you have lost the motivation to do things because ‘things’ make it worse.
When leaving the house is a rare adventure in pain
When you do a thing and immediately regret that thing
And you have a hard…
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Valentine’s day or, you know, my birthday is today, right?
I know, flowers & chocolates are classic. You cannot go wrong with either. And I have on my desk from last year a wee stuffed monkey that when you squeeze it whistles at you. It is there because I love it. But there are just some things I really, really want that are hard to come by. Those tricky gifts for the chronically ill that you think about but just never, ever get.
A really, nice, refreshing coma
I’m not saying forever here. Or like Years. But maybe a few months of refreshing coma like sleep of non-painness seems nice. Likely isn’t nice. I bet it feels like sleep paralysis hell. But let me dream, man, let me dream. Also he might be arrested if he put me into a coma, so maybe this one is out.
A brand new robot body!!!
Hell Yeah!! Just replace every part of this…
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Melanin in all it’s righteous glory!!!!
The Black Panther momentum is continuing to build with the cast taking their beauty across the pond to London for the European Premiere of the Marvel film at the Eventim Apollo last night. Though everyone from the upcoming comic adaption wasn’t present, those who were shut the carpet completely down. Click through to see all their looks as well as the Black U.K. celebs who stepped out to support the film.
LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 08: Danai Gurira attends the European Premiere of ‘Black Panther’ at Eventim Apollo on February 8, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 08: Lupita Nyong’o attends the European Premiere of ‘Black Panther’ at Eventim Apollo on February 8, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/FilmMagic)
LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 08: Florence Kasumba attends the European Premiere of ‘Black Panther’ at Eventim Apollo on February…
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This!! I just told my doc the same thing she’s great and is as pissed about this as we are!!
“It is a unfortunate situation where chronic pain patients have to suffer, literally, for a crisis they don’t own. 100 million people in the US have chronic pain, and some of them need opiates for effective pain management. Of course, many of them now no longer get that. I question whose conscious the rise in suicide rates in that population that should rest upon. I live in Canada and similar policies are coming here. One problem simply amplifying another. What a vile horror to leave people suffering like that, without alternative and effective pain management strategies in place before they do so. Trying to resolve the suffering of some does not justify causing the suffering in others. It just doesn’t. #Painmatters” Nikki Albert
That was my response to a particular topic on the opiate epidemic. And shortly after I wrote this tweet:
When pain patients don’t own the…
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