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A frantic summer

In my experience, summer and the winter holiday season are always hectic, even if you don’t have specific plans. Everyone around you has specific plans—family gatherings, vacations, kid stuff, etc.—and the frantic activity from their lives bleeds into yours. I’m totally in that summer frantic place, because 1.) I got a promotion at work and … Continue reading »

Miss Migraine says goodbye

This will be my last post as Miss Migraine, but you can find my new blog at my website, kellylynnthomas.com, where I’ll be writing about the process of becoming the best version of myself in spite of challenges like having constant migraines. When I began this blog a few years ago, I desperately needed a … Continue reading »

Miss Migraine takes a year-end break

I’m going to give myself a blogging vacation for the rest of the year. On the 25th I leave for Arkansas for a week to visit my best friend, and I want to concentrate on hanging out and doing fun things away from the computer screen. I’ll be back in 2015 with migraine-related resolutions, musings … Continue reading »

More Active Migraines

Things have been incredibly up in the air for me concerning quite a few things, not least of those my health. In December, I had a set of strange episodes that lead to a trip to the ER, an MRI, and my doctor’s concern that I may have basilar migraines. I meet with her next … Continue reading »

Like a seal on land

Like a seal on land

This post is part of the September 2012 Headache and Migraine Blog Carnival. The topic this month is “Talking to People About Migraine Disease.” On land, seals look funny and move awkwardly. They’re fat and slow. They have friendly dog-like faces, but their huge, round bodies preclude any assumption of speed — physical or mental. … Continue reading »

Summer: A retrospective

Summer: A retrospective

In many ways, this has been a terrible summer. The weather was awful, my best friend in the entire world is going through some awful shit, my mom and one of her friends got into a motorcycle accident (my mom’s okay, her friend is still in the hospital with major injuries), my husband’s migraines increased … Continue reading »

If you visit the Brandywine River Museum

If you visit the Brandywine River Museum

If you plan a trip to the Brandywine River Museum in Chadd’s Ford, Pennsylvania, and you suffer from chronic migraines, do not eat a red velvet cupcake with butter cream icing for breakfast, even if your best friend bought it for you from the Bakers at Buffington in Downingtown, Pennsylvania, even though you love your … Continue reading »