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My open journal of my thoughts, ideas, struggles and triumphs in dealing with chronic migraine disease and chronic pain.

Can We Talk About Health Care For a Minute?

Open Enrollment

Can we talk about health care for a minute? I know, there’s been so much political discussion about it that it is so hard to figure out what’s going on. I’m not going to go into any of that because it’s irrelevant. Why? Because while the new Administration and members […]

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Embody Empathy This Pain Awareness Month

Do you embody empathy when you cross paths with others? The homeless person in the subway station carrying a backpack and all of his worldly possessions in a shopping cart.   The mother with a screaming kid in the grocery store.   The woman who parked in the handicapped space, but walked […]

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Why Being “Disabled” is a Full-Time Job

Disability Job Application

*************************SEEKING APPLICANTS************************* Job Title Chief Medical Officer of Personal Health Affairs (AKA Social Security Disability Beneficiary) Job Description Full-time position, flexible hours. Prerequisite: Ideal candidate would have a background in all of the following areas: analytics, accounting, patient advocacy, medical billing, insurance underwriting, legalese, pharmacology, healthcare administration, Social Security Disability, […]

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Migraine Takes. But It Also Gives Sometimes.

Migraine Takes

My eyes were full of tears so many times in June for different reasons. Sometimes because of my own pain, but more often due to the stories of others that I have had the privileged to know. I’ve seen the despair of a life with migraine disease, robbing those of […]

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Handy Guide to All Things Migraine & Headache Awareness Month

Migraine Awareness Month

Curated by Michelle Tracy and Katie M. Golden June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month #MHAM. There is so much excitement in the air about many great campaigns, it can get a little confusing. The Migraine Warrior, Michelle Tracy, @chedeco, and Katie M. Golden, @GoldenGraine, have teamed up to break […]

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