I was looking through her blog the other day and came across a post entitled A Letter to Anyone Who Feels Less Lovable Because of Migraine. Anna begins the post taking about two things she'd learned:
A couple of years back, I conducted an online survey for people with migraine and their caretakers/partners about managing relationships with migraine in the picture. I learned two things from this survey. The first is that I actually have no idea how to compile and meaningfully interpret the data I collected (I’ll work on that some day). The second is that migraine really puts all relationships to the test, and many people out there are living with partners who blame them for their pain and loss of abilities. As unhealthy and abusive as this may be, some feel/are stuck in these relationships because they are dependent on their partner as their sole caretaker or breadwinner.
This probably shouldn’t have been a surprise, but it was an important reminder of how lucky I am, and how infinitely important it is that people with migraine never stop seeking the support they need...
Continue reading A Letter to Anyone Who Feels Less Lovable Because of Migraine.
Anna was the winner in this year's Migraine Moment Film Contest back in June. If you haven't seen her video, please take a few minutes to view it. Note that she also wrote and performed the song that plays throughout the video. She's a very talented lady! See Must-See Migraine Video with a Song to Get Stuck in Your Head.
Thank you, Anna, for brightening my day!
because a migraine is NOT "just a headache"