My Dad Explains Ocular/ Retinal Migraine Attacks

My dad gets ocular or retinal migraine attacks. He gets a visual aura that lasts 15-20 minutes and then he doesn’t get the head pain.
Oddly, his attacks started after I became chronic.

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Sabotage

March 23, 2017

The mere thought of taking your brain into a sunny environment, filled with music, friends and acquaintances to enjoy something as simple as happy hour is overwhelming. The outside world slowly becomes a place filled with unknowns. Will my brain behave or will the combination of a screaming child, an ominous rain cloud and the…

Migraine Takes. But It Also Gives Sometimes.

July 12, 2017

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 the future they had envisioned.…

Photo Friday- Taxes and Deducting Medical Expenses

April 7, 2017

The deadline for filing federal and state taxes on a personal level is April 17th! I keep meticulous records of all of my expenses. As of 2013, if your medical costs are more than 10% of your Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) you can deduct them. So if you made $40,000 last year and your medical…

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