“She made broken look beautiful
and strong look invincible.
She walked with the Universe
on her shoulders and made it
look like a pair of wings.”
― Ariana Dancu
There are many types of women, making this journey with migraine. They come from all walks of life, each one of them, fierce in their own way. None of us have migraine, that is the same, for migraine is not a cookie cutter disease. That is something we must all understand, or we will become discouraged, if a medication that worked for someone else, didn’t work for you. Each of our bodies are different and several of us have comorbidities, that don’t allow us to take some of the migraine preventives, that others can use. Same for allergies that prevent us from using the most common abortives, making aborting a migraine attack very challenging.
I’m going to insert pictures and a synopsis, of how I feel these everyday women, live fiercely with migraine. This is my brain child, I don’t know these women from Eve. I’m only using them to get my point across. 🙂
Here I see a loving wife, who does the very best she can, to run her household, despite migraine. As many of us wives, also try to do, while many of you also work an outside job as well! By their body language, they seem very much in love. So I have to think, that her husband would be kind, caring and supportive, of his wife, when a migraine attack strikes.
We know that several professional artist, such as this ballerina, actors, and singers, have migraine. They have to work very closely with their doctors, so they can keep performing. I’d say that is pretty fierce and kudos to them for being able to carry on! They are a lot stronger than I.
I totally love this picture! I see pure joy in her face, her eyes are looking upwards, as if remembering, how awful her life used to be. The big smile because, after many years, her chronic migraine is now episodic! I can see her breaking out in a happy dance any moment! Did she get to this point by being apathetic? Not on your life, she was fierce and it took hard work and trust in herself and her doctor.
This granny is fierce, because she wants to be able to spend as much time as possible, with her grandchild. So she takes on the traits of a migraine ninja, to do so. Taking the best possible care of herself that she can. Avoiding her triggers, staying hydrated when outdoors in the sun, making sure she has her medication with if a migraine attack should strike. And having a backup plan for transportation.
Yes, healthcare professionals get migraine too and they have to take care of themselves and be fierce, just like everyone else. Maybe even a little bit more, as they have to be sharp, when dealing with patients. Even a few of the migraine specialist, I’ve met and heard speak at AHMA’s Annual Patient Conference, have migraine. Or someone in their immediate family does.
I applaud Mother’s with migraine, you may be the fiercest of us all! I honestly don’t know how you do it. Yes I do, you do it out of love, love is a fierce emotion, that will drive us to do, what we think is impossible. The love a Mother has for her child, is the purest, most beautiful thing ever!
Do you know someone who is living with migraine fiercely! Please comment below, I’d loved to hear about them!
“She has fought many wars, most internal. The ones that you battle alone, for this, she is remarkable. She is a survivor.”
― Nikki Rowe
Live with hope,