Where I’ve been (Hint: Not in a good place)

I’ve been struggling. My migraines are terrible, my insurance has denied coverage for a medication that would probably make me feel better, and I’ve lost the ability to make decisions.

For awhile, I thought I was going to shutter this blog entirely, but I’m reluctant to let it go. Sometimes writing about migraine disease is the only thing that prevents me from succumbing to the depression that goes hand in hand with being in pain 24/7. But like I mentioned earlier, I’m giving this blog a sort of half-life by only posting once or twice a week and not telling anyone it exists.

The whole reason I started this blog was to a.) help me process and understand migraine and what I have to go through because of it, and b.) to help make people more aware of migraine disease and its affect on sufferers.

I still feel strongly about that second part, and I suspect the first part is more important to my mental health than I know. Writing is how I process things, how I work things out. When I’m not writing about migraine I’m often stuck in a loop of “my life sucks.” When I do write about it, I can see the positive side of things better, like when I have a good day or am productive despite the pain.

So for now I’ll continue. I’ll get back to posting every Wednesday, and try my best to post more often. I’ll spend more time promoting the blog (in a social, friendly way, of course!), in hopes that I can engage not only fellow migraine sufferers, but also those who don’t have migraine but would make good friends and allies.

Onward and upward!

What do you think?