Painsomnia

Photo Friday- Painsomnia and Writing

May 5, 2017 / 0 Comments

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 Circle had this amazing glow. It gave me a great reprieve from the harsh lights of conference rooms. Setting the perfect ambiance to sort all of my jumbled thoughts onto paper. Painsomnia is a perfect term to describe why I’m in pain and can’t sleep. I find solace in creating. It can help take my mind off the pain. It can also create bad sleeping patterns. Now that I’m home, I’m working on being more consistent with sleep. It’s probably one of my biggest areas for improvement.

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Shrinking into the Pain

February 8, 2017 / 0 Comments

At My Tallest The beginning of my day starts when Archer leaves for work around 9am to brave the LA traffic. Although I just want to crawl back into bed, I start my day with a smoothie. I sit on the balcony just to double check the ocean is still there (my fantasy land of living at the beach could have just been a dream all along, so I gotta check!).

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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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