Migraine Awareness Month #22

Subtitle:  The Game Changer
Tell us about a time when your plans changed due either to an unexpected Migraine or an unexpected Migraine-free experience.

This is the tale of two sisters.  Marsha is my middle sister, about eight and a half years older than myself and like me, she’s a migraine sufferer.  Mine tend to be chronic and at a pain level six most times, whereas her’s have been less frequent but at a pain level nine or ten.

Late August 2008, Marsha, myself, our migraine-free sister Barb, (she also never got menstrual cramps and has not had one whisker!) our husbands and seventeen other people went on an Alaskan cruise.  Of course I worried about how migraines might impact my time on this adventure.  I also wasn’t sure whether being at sea might be yet another migraine trigger.

Luckily, I fared really well.  Frovatriptan was a good friend indeed and back then I had enough to take with me (samples from tbe doctor).  I didn’t hesitate at the inkling of a pending migraine.  Frova worked wonderfully, and I was able to enjoy myself.

On the other hand, poor Marsha suffered terribly for at least three days out of the cruise.  I felt badly for her.  She missed out on several fun events due to being sidelined in the cabin for hours on end. 

That’s how our migraine lives work.  You either get a mini-vacation from them or you don’t.  While I was glad not to suffer so much during that cruise, it would have been sweeter had Marsha also experienced much needed migraine freedom.

Migraine Awareness Month is initiated by the National Headache Foundation

The Blogger’s Challenge is initiated by http://www.FightingHeadacheDisorders.com

About andreamarjulie

Just trying to navigate a life circumvented by chronic migraines. Sometimes I write about managing with those, but at other times I am prone to deviate a bit.
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