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

May 3, 2017 / 0 Comments

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 I had turned a corner in what was weeks of horrible migraine attacks.

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Creative Corner: Raising Awareness of Cluster Through Arte Cluster

April 28, 2017 / 0 Comments

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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“Almost Buried” by Lisa Benson

April 14, 2017 / 0 Comments

I’m so thrilled to share a third work of art by Lisa Benson, artist and writer for Migraine.com. Lisa says of this piece:

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Photo Friday- Grandpa’s Hands

January 29, 2017 / 0 Comments

This picture is being sold as part of a fundraising effort between the US PainFoundation and 540WMain, a non-profit run by my dear friend Calvin Eaton in Rochester, NY. Learn more about this project and how to purchase artwork by those who have chronic pain conditions.

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Welcome to Golden Graine

December 6, 2016 / 0 Comments

Hot Off the Presses! Welcome to Golden Graine! The name of my blog is a play on my last name and slang for migraine (so don’t forget the “e” at the end of ‘Graine). When I had to stop working at the age of 32 due to intractable chronic migraine disease, I found purpose in writing. I realized there was this great big community of people who are going through the same struggle. I’ve been writing for Migraine.com, the largest online migraine community, for a few years now. This opportunity has given me so much more than I ever could have imagined. At first it was about trying to work through my own struggles in finding a cause or a miracle treatment. When I accepted that this crazy illness was going to stick around for a while, my writing began to morph into educating those who were just diagnosed. Representing…

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Photo Fridays- Never Let Your Pain Go To Waste

November 25, 2016 / 0 Comments

This picture is being sold as part of a fundraising effort between the US Pain Foundation and 540WMain, a non-profit run by my dear friend Calvin Eaton in Rochester, NY. Learn more about this project and how to purchase artwork by those who have chronic pain conditions.

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Katie Golden

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

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