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For a Few of My Favorite Things

I have had these three sayings in my head this week: 1.   Patience is a virtue (this is especially when your in pain); 2.   What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger; and most importantly 3.   Write what you know So I am writing what I know and feel. I think the title of this blog might be deceiving. These aren't just things I love; they are the things I need. These are the items I put in my survival guide. They are my map to managing my life living with chronic migraine disease. Chronic migraines are not just headaches and having someone demean them as such is adding insult to injury. Migraines are a neurological disorder and the “headaches” are merely a symptom. The best analogy I have heard is that headaches are to migraines as seizures are to epilepsy. Chronic migraines sufferers have 15 or more headaches a month. Last month I had a headache 25 out of 31 days. Technically it was the same headache that kept coming back, but it was debilitating none-the-less. Everyone has