MHAM Days 11, 12 and 13

Sorry for the two missed days – OITNB took over my life for the last three  days.

Day 11: What do you do or say to help other have hope?

When I encounter someone with a headache I try to be as helpful as possible. When one of my students in my field experience was experiencing a headache, I asked her if she wanted to go to the nurse, let her keep her head down and tried to keep noise levels down in the classroom. When one of my friends, Gwen, experienced a migraine in class, I took her back to her apartment. I lent her my sunglasses. I offered her medicine but was short on an imitrex. I just try to be the person that I would want during an episode. (despite that,  I haven’t encountered anyone too nice during an attack but I am pretty mean during one)

I hope this blog brings others hope. This is just one act I can do, reaching out to others to help them understand that they are not alone, not crazy and are heard. I felt crazy for so long, I just hope no one else ever feels like that.

Day 12: Quote: “The birds of hope are everywhere, listen to them sing.”

This quote makes me think of all my well wishers. All my friends tell me to feel better every time, despite some of my nastier replies in the past. They celebrate with me when I am feeling better. They ask about doctor’s before and after visits. They are all around me, wishing me well and celebrating every little victory along with me.

Day 13: What in nature brings you hope?

Definitely stargazing. The night is calming, still. There are millions of stars in the night sky. The quiet, isolation is calming. I like to star gaze with friends around a bonfire. The whole experience brings me hope.It makes me feel like I’ll be okay despite the headaches.


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