Subtitle: More Often Than Not
Today is Chronic Migraine Awareness Day. People with chronic migraine have a Migraine or headache more often than not. Think of and share a random act of kindness that you can do for someone with chronic migraine.
Here’s a list based on what I would have loved in the past and/or present. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
1. Babysitting 101. For a Migraneur with young children, I would take them out of the sufferer’s house and entertain them for several hours.
2. Massage Therapy. Upper shoulder and neck massage anyone?
3. Head Shampoo. When my kids were younger they would give me “head shampoos”. Those were the days! I would do that for another Migraneur if she felt comfortable with it because some are “touch sensitive” during Migraine.
4. Doctorvention. I would go to bat for her and track down a doctor’s help if medications were needed. Yes, she would have to talk to the physician herself, but the preliminary phone call(s) could be carried out by me. It’s easier to “go to bat” for someone else than for yourself. (This has been my ordeal today).
5. Domestic Goddess to the Rescue! Anything for the chronic migraine sufferer i.e. house cleaning (quietly: no vacuums or running water); shopping; a magic casserole; pick up or drop off anything legal; take a pet to the vet; make phone calls for her (even though I do not like talking on the phone); I would be at her beck and call for a day or two.
6. Comfort and Understanding. I would listen and be supportive. We all know how important it is with this disease that someone understands what we’re going through.
7. Patient Advocate. I would drive her to and from Migraine appointments. And I would be that extra voice of validity in attesting to what she is going through and what she needs.
8. Migraneur’s Choice. What can I do for you dear? I would help her with a special request. Maybe it might be explaining to a loved one what she is experiencing, or taking her place in a seminar so I could jot down notes and relay what I learned. There are so many things we could do for a fellow Migraneur. Gee, I wish we lived close to one another, don’t you?
Migraine Awareness Month is initiated by the National Headache Foundation
The Blogger’s Challenge is initiated by http://www.FightingHeadacheDisorders.com