(This post is from a fellow migraine person and part-time blogger)…….Migraine patient advocate and writer Teri Robert posted a blog last Sunday reminding her readers to never give up hope. The following is part of that blog:

It’s a beautiful Sunday afternoon here in West Virginia, but as I look around online checking on others in the migraine community, I see that many of us are having a tough time. The weather changes Sandy wrought triggered migraines in state after state, and some of our community who live in in the affected areas are still displaced from their homes, without power, or otherwise impacted by Sandy’s aftermath.

During times like these, it’s hard to remain hopeful about managing our migraines, yet that’s exactly what we have to do.  We have to keep working to identify and manage our MIGRAINE TRIGGERS and WORKING WITH OUR DOCTORS to do all we can to live as well as we can despite this disease.

I know it’s difficult, and I’m not going to insult anyone by saying it’s not. There’s nothing easy about it.  There are still days when migraines make me so angry and frustrated I feel like exploding.  But hope is what I cling to… hope that my treatments will continue to work… hope that the next preventive medication I will try will make things even better…hope that new treatments are on the horizon.

In closing, I want to leave you with a quote about hope from my favorite poem. When living with migraine and other headache disorders, we must not lose hope…

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul, and sings the tune – without the words, and never stops at all…..

Emily Dickinson     (From a fellow migraine person and part-time blogger)….

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