Today’s Prompt: What role do Migraines play in your family history? Do others live with it? Does this make a difference in how you talk about it?
Look at these beautiful, smiling faces. Every single one of them is a Migraineur. Some have good migraine management. Others are in remission. But most of them struggle continue to struggle.
And they are all related to me. See that beautiful white-haired woman in blue next to my photo on the top left? That’s my grandma. The man in the photo beside her is her brother, Harry. Below her photo is my dad. I could go on and on, but I promised them I would not call them all out by name. Grandma and Uncle Harry are safe — they can take it up with me when I get to Heaven if they don’t like it. And Daddy will do almost anything for his little girl.
Migraines are part of my family history. We talk about them like we talk about any other genetic trait. They are matter-of-fact, a foregone conclusion. You’re weird if you don’t have them. Lucky, but definitely weird.
There are a lot more…hundreds. I just didn’t get a chance to reach them all before today’s prompt snuck up and surprised me. By the way, do you see all those men? Yep, Migraineurs, every one of them. Don’t tell me men don’t get migraines! I’ll update the photo whenever I get more photos. You’re going to love my family. They are awesome Migraine Warriors!
Pain-free blessings from GENERATIONS of Migraineurs!
Tammy & family
June 2013, Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, is dedicated to Unmasking the Mystery of Chronic Headache Disorders. The 2013 Migraine and Headache Awareness Month Blog Challenge is a project of FightingHeadacheDisorders.com.