Hello friends! I hope you're having a pain free day today. My goal for this post is to provide a source of knowledge for you about migraine disease through a series of educational posts. I strongly believe that education is power, and I take pride in my personal research and attention to going's on in … Continue reading What is a Migraine?
Hi there! My senior year of college, I worked at a tutoring center, privately tutored two students on the side, was undergoing physical therapy post-ankle surgery, applying for full-time jobs, and trying to complete my engineering degree. All the while, I suffered from chronic daily headaches and chronic migraines. I honestly still don’t know how … Continue reading Getting a Degree with a Chronic Illness
Hi friends! If you haven't already, you can read my first post about applying for an appointment at the Mayo Clinic here. As a refresher, I explained previously that the woman we spoke to at the Clinic told my mom and I that after we submitted the form explaining my symptoms, we would be notified … Continue reading Journey to the Mayo Clinic: Scheduling
I hung my head over the toilet bowl, my arms crossed over the seat to keeping me from falling all the way in. My sweaty forehead keeps sliding off my arm, and smacking the toilet seat. My legs are wrapped around the toilet bowl, sprawled out in front of me on the cold, hard tile. … Continue reading Living with an Invisible Illness
Hello Fall! 'Tis the season of leggings, oversized sweaters, and changing leaves. I would've included pumpkin spice latte, but I've actually never had one! Down here in Texas, we have finally had our first cold front, so I felt like writing a fall-themed post was suitable. I wanted to let y'all know about some of … Continue reading Fall Favorites 2017
I want to provide an update on the status of my abdominal pain, because I feel I glossed over that update a bit in my Mayo Clinic post. I saw a new gynecologist at the recommendation of my pain management doctor. I explained in this post that my pain was not due to scar tissue … Continue reading A Possible Diagnosis
I believe strongly in the importance of treating pain as total pain. I have learned in therapy that this means treating the four individual aspects of pain to reduce your total pain, or your experience of this pain. The four aspects are the physical (probably the most obvious), the mental, the spiritual, and the behavioral. … Continue reading My Pain Management Strategies
After leaving yet another appointment with more questions than answers, one could say that it's getting old. Due to the massive amount of pain I'm in, and the lack of improvement from my last procedure, my pain management doctor feels quite certain that my abdominal pain is not coming from the abdominal wall. His advice … Continue reading A Fresh Take
A few months ago, I came across the Mayo Clinic in my research. The Mayo Clinic, in case you don't know, is a nonprofit medical research group. The largest location is in Rochester, Minnesota. The institution has a three part focus: patient care, research, and education. I had heard stories online of people who had … Continue reading Journey to the Mayo Clinic
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