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Noah the Narwhal Explains the Downs and Ups of Living with a Chronic Illness

December 5, 2017 / 0 Comments

“You sleep a lot.” A couple times a year, I get to see close friends who live in Boston. They have three funny, smart and talented girls all under the age of nine. Some visits I can be very interactive, playing board games, going to the beach or putting on talent shows. Other times I just can’t. As much as I want to, my head gets the better of me. “You sleep a lot,” says the oldest. Kids are perceptive. They know when I don’t feel well. I explain that I get very painful headaches. I take medicine, but sometimes it doesn’t always help, so I have to lie down. Noah the Narwhal Over the summer I got a chance to preview a children’s book called Noah the Narwhal, A Tale of Downs and Ups by Judith Klausner and illustrated by Sarah Gould. Ms. Klausner has chronic migraine disease, like…

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Photo Friday- Fluorescent Lighting=Hell

February 24, 2017 / 0 Comments

I found this is a cute little store in Philly. Truer words never spoken. When I was still working in an office, they had to disable the automatic lighting and I brought in lamps. Although everyone with migraine disease has the legal right to ask for workplace accommodations for their condition, not every company is as understanding. I was lucky to have an office with no window. It’s harder to make such changes of fluorescent lighting out in cubeville.

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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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