“You’ll Never Walk Alone”
I’ve often thought of Oprah’s famous question, “What do you know for sure?” How would I answer that? Today’s topic made me realize is that if there’s anything I know for sure, it’s that I don’t have to walk alone.
While I’m comforted to know my family and friends are supportive of me, I have been absolutely blessed by the rewards of connecting with others on Twitter. I’ve met some really awesome people who “get it”. We have become a community of Spoonies.
Uh, on this point family and friends digress. They laugh when I use the word Spoonies, and think I must belong to some crazy cult. I’ve referred them to Christine Miserandino’s Spoon Theory, but they never take the time to go on-line and read about it.
Fortunately, the people I know on Twitter embrace the word Spoonie, give Spoonie hugs and Spoonie love. They are there through good times and bad. Some send out sweet pictures with encouraging quotes, others use terms of endearment with me or nicknames. Some have shared pictures they’ve taken of angels in the clouds which fill me with awe. Most are simply there to offer encouragement and to lend an ear.
Today I was surprised when another migraneur and “tweep” sympathized with what I wrote about in yesterday’s blog post. She said to please feel free to vent to her any time I felt the need. That really touched my heart.
Twitter is why I’m writing in this blog challenge for the second year in a row. Three main reasons are Teri, Diana and Ellen who advocate for migraneurs with all their hearts and souls, as well as the other Migraine advocates (but if I start to name a few, I’ll forget the rest).
Spoonies, Migraine advocates, Twitter friends, family and others close in my life are all there for me. Indeed, I never feel as if I’m walking alone. Thank you everyone.
June 2013, Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, is dedicated to Unmasking the Mystery of Chronic Headache Disorders. The 2013 Migraine and Headache Awareness Blog Challenge is a project of http://FightingHeadacheDisorders.com
Great post! Please remember to go back to http://www.fightingheadachedisorders.com each day and post your URL in the comments so we can all help promote them and get more people to read your posts! Glad you’re doing the challenge. Thanks. 🙂