Subtitle: From the Outside Looking In
Write about what you think your family, friends and others think a day in life with Migraine disease is like.
Fortunately for me, my immediate family is pretty understanding about my Migraine disease. Afterall, they’ve been there with me through the good and bad times. My daughter and son have experienced Migraines first hand, but luckily don’t have them very often or at all. Sometimes my husband wants to fix it for me, and I believe a lot of men are the same way. They feel helpless and want to make migraines vanish for us.
Other relatives are mostly understanding, I think. One does try to lower his booming voice when he knows I have what he calls a “head ’em ache” (don’t ask :D). That lasts for a few minutes and then he can’t help himself, up come the octaves. I use silicon ear plugs a lot in my life. But I don’t really think that unless anyone’s even come close to experiencing a migraine, he or she simply can’t understand the depths of what we’re going through.
We know people who love us feel sorry for us and wish they could help us, but we hope they don’t share story #247 about someone they heard about who tried _______ and doesn’t get Migraines anymore. Because then people get offended when we either say we’ve tried it or are done trying things unless our doctors advise us otherwise. And it becomes very apparent that they really don’t “get” Migraine Disease, because if they did they wouldn’t be telling us about the latest migraine miracle cure. It causes me to go into “cringe” mode anymore because that’s all I hear.
It’s sort of a vicious cycle isn’t it?