“Oh, why you look so sad, the tears are in your eyes,
Come on and come to me now, and don’t be ashamed to cry,
Let me see you through, ’cause I’ve seen the dark side too.
When the night falls on you, you don’t know what to do,
Nothing you confess could make me love you less”

As I was reading the lyrics to this song tears were streaming down my face. Because I am writing this blog with a dear friend in mind, one that I love very much, as if she were my own sister. We already know that living with migraine is no Sunday stroll in the park, but add to that life events that don’t turn out the way you excepted, an unexpected death in the family, or the loss of a friend due to migraine. On that note I say “good riddance to bad rubbish!” Then there is also the loss of a job, a hobby you really loved, some have even lost a spouse or significant other, because they couldn’t “deal”, more bad rubbish! 

I sincerely hate when a migraine friend is going through an extremely rough time, day after day, after day, of unrelenting pain. My hands are tied for there is nothing I can do to help ease their pain. But I can let them know that I am standing by them, sending lots of love and virtual hugs. I do like to send them care packages or flowers(making sure they are a scent free variety)to cheer them up and to let them know I care. I’ve received a few care packages myself and they truly lift my spirits. Even a text or PM lets me know that someone is standing by me. Something I think we forget about is that, migraine can  be emotionally, physically, and mentally exhausting.  

That is why everyone living with migraine needs, to know that someone is standing by them. You are never alone! There is always H.O.P.E. Hang On Pain Ends.

*Dedicated to all of my migraine sister’s!

“I’ll stand by you, won’t let nobody hurt you,
I’ll stand by you, baby even to your darkest hour,
And I’ll never desert you,
I’ll stand by you”

Live with hope,
Roni
P.S. I’ve included the song “I’ll Stand By You”, I hope you find it as touching as I did!

Songwriters: THOMAS KELLY, CHRISTINE HYNDE, BILLY STEINBERG