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Migraine sky

Migraine sky

Migraines have invaded my dreams. My dream-self anxiously look for my Maxalt pills, or cries because of the pain my real-self feels at that very moment, pulsing at the top of her head. My dream-self visits the neurologist and finds solutions to the whole problem, but they evaporate before my real-self wakes, bleary-eyed and foggy. … Continue reading »

Photo Friday: Icepack

Photo Friday: Icepack

This week’s Photo Friday challenge is “texture.” I immediately thought of the texture on the ice packs I use to sooth the pounding in my head when I’m caught in the throws of a migraine that refuses to go away. Often, ice packs are the only things that give me any relief. I like the … Continue reading »

A visible hope: Books

A visible hope: Books

I joke that I’ve seen six movies in my whole life (the Star Wars films, of course), but the truth is that I’ve always preferred books to movies and television. Almost all of the movies I have seen I’ve seen because someone strapped me to a couch and forced me to watch it (okay, okay, … Continue reading »

Sun shining through tomatoes

Sun shining through tomatoes

This is a post for Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week: Share Your Visible Hope. My garden is something that grounds and centers me, connects me to Earth, and also yields food for me to eat. I nourish it, and it nourishes me — both in a physical and spiritual sense. Watering my pots is one … Continue reading »

The United States of Pain

The United States of Pain

This is the complete drawing of the image I used as my header image. Click for full size. I did this sketch over top a blank map of the United States. I’m not trying to infer anything about any actual states — just representing the (metaphorical) country that I live in.