Understanding the Healthcare and Proposed Budget Plans

I’m frustrated with what’s happening on Capitol Hill. Proposed changes to healthcare and proposed budget cuts will affect millions, including you.
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Judgment from Medical World

Yes, I Wear Makeup in the Hospital

Makeup, four-inch heels, power suits, cocktail dresses, regular hair and nail maintenance. That was me in the professional world. Client meetings, networking events and charity functions. They all require the professional look.
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Grandma’s Gout Story for Gout Awareness Day

My colorful grandmother, whom I am very close with, relayed to me her personal story about living with gout. May 22nd is Gout Awareness Day and I found it fitting to share this today. As always, Golden Graine is not just about living with chronic migraine, it’s about understanding all forms of chronic pain. In…
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Creative Corner: Raising Awareness of Cluster Through Arte Cluster#2

Arte Cluster is a project founded to raise awareness of cluster headache through art. Arte Cluster Project is an independent project founded and managed by Claudio Geraci, a chronic sufferer, and Francisca Mesa, a supporter.
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Get Moving After a Migraine Attack

I’m sitting at the original muscle beach in Santa Monica by the pier. In the middle of the swinging rings, balance beams, ropes and slack lines, there is a large patch of astroturf dedicated to yoga. At times there can be 50 or more people crowding the space- all wanting to practice, learn or support…
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Dear Congressman, Thank You For Your Vote

Last week, I wrote about the healthcare bill that passed in the House of Representatives, also known as Trumpcare. You can read it here. I challenged you to email, write or call your representative about how he or she voted and to give feedback based on their vote. I wanted to share my letter in…
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Photo Fridays – My Broken Brain

This is one of my favorite migraine awareness t-shirts. Designed by Don Vanderpool, who runs a Facebook group called “My Broken Brain.” He created this shirt last year and I wear it all the time, especially when I’m about to go into migraine battle! The back of the shirt covers just about all of the…
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I am Pro-human. Pro-decency. Pro-morals. Pro-healthcare.

I am Pro-human. Pro-decency. Pro-morals. Pro-healthcare. What happened last Thursday, when the House approved the American Health Care Act (AHCA), represents none of these things. My anger doesn’t just stem from the fact that if passed by the Senate “as is” and enacted into law, it will personally affect me in regards to my pre-existing…
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Photo Friday- Painsomnia and Writing

I spent a large portion of March traveling. I found myself in many different hotels. I had trouble sleeping. I was exhausted, but stayed up late too many nights, writing to keep my mind off the pain. Late night is actually when I feel most creative. The street lights from Vermont Ave off of Thomas…
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Light at the End of the Pier: Recovering From Multiple Migraine Attacks

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…
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Katie Golden

Katie is a professional patient, writer for Migraine.com, US Pain Ambassador, patient advocate, speaker, and freelance writer.