“Listen baby, ain’t no mountain high,
Ain’t no valley low, ain’t no river wide enough baby
If you need me call me no matter where you are,
No matter how far; don’t worry baby
Just call my name; I’ll be there in a hurry
You don’t have to worry”
Now you’re probably wondering why I choice this song, as my fight song? It’s pretty simple really, when you think about lyrics. When living with migraine, you are never truly alone, or you shouldn’t be. I have my awesome husband, who supports and loves me unconditionally. My migraine sisters who are never more, than a text, PM or phone call away! Even when they too, are dealing with extreme pain of their own. The Migraine Management Facebook Support group, which is full of lovely people who respond positivity, to your posts.
“My love is alive
Way down in my heart
Although we are miles apart
If you ever need a helping hand,
I’ll be there on the double
Just as fast as I can
Don’t you know that there”
Yes, most of us are miles apart, but that doesn’t keep us from supporting, encouraging and inspiring one another. The last few days have been hellish for me, I’ve been in intractable migraine for a month. Between the head pain, allodynia of my scalp, extreme nausea, photophobia and an ungodly fibromyalgia flare, life is downright miserable right now. That certainly doesn’t mean I’ve lost my hope, no siree Bob! I just tied another knot to it and keep on hanging on!!
I am scheduled to go into the hospital on Tuesday, September 5th, for infusion treatment. After my last visit and the horrible reaction I had to the Depakote infusion, my headache specialist and I, had to come up with a new plan. As the DHE infusions are not working on their own anymore. We nailed that down yesterday. I am usually inpatient 5-7 days, so this will be my last blog for a bit. I will miss talking with you, very much! Enjoy listening to my fight song, what’s not to love about Marvin Gay?!
“Don’tcha know that there
Ain’t no mountain high enough,
Ain’t no valley low enough,
Ain’t no river wide enough
Ain’t mountain high enough
Ain’t no valley low enough”
“Take a shower, wash off the day. Drink a glass of water. Make the room dark. Lie down and close your eyes.
Notice the silence. Notice your heart. Still beating. Still fighting. You made it, after all. You made it, another day. And you can make it one more.
You’re doing just fine.”
― Charlotte Eriksson
Live with hope,
Songwriters: Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson · Published by: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC