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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Professional Patient: Skills Learned from Living with a Chronic Disease

April 19, 2017

My business card says “Professional Patient.” I get so many questions about this. What does that mean exactly? To me, I have acquired skills and knowledge that “healthy people” don’t have. Having chronic migraine and pain has exposed me to situations that many others never have to face. When your health turns suddenly, a lot…

Light at the End of the Pier: Recovering From Multiple Migraine Attacks

May 3, 2017

I know that the saying is- there is light at the end of the tunnel- but I took this picture from underneath the Santa Monica Pier. The light seeping through the cracks in the boardwalk above were too brilliant to ignore. It reminded me of that saying as I was just starting to feel like…

Photo Friday- Warrior

March 10, 2017

This week, I got to watch one of my oldest and dearest friends compete on American Ninja Warrior! If you aren’t familiar with the show, it’s an individual race through an extremely difficult obstacle course. To be successful, one has to have incredible grip strength, endurance, flexibility, strength, balance and focus. All things that Bobby…

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