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I Have to Honor Your Pain and You Have to Honor Mine

December 11, 2017 / 0 Comments

I had the opportunity to sit down with author, Ashley Hattle who just wrote the book, Cluster Headaches: A Guide to Surviving One of the Most Painful Conditions Known to Man. Ashley has cluster headaches and I have migraine attacks. Neither of us truly know what the other person goes through, yet we found so many similarities. In the end all headache disease communities need to unite and support each other. A phrase that we both connect with is: I have to honor your pain and you have to honor mine. It’s that simple. It’s not a contest and we should always create a judgment free space! If you don’t experience cluster headaches or have been newly diagnosed, this is a great guide to understanding this disease. You can buy Ashley’s book on Amazon. Follow her on Facebook @Ashley S. Hattle – Author, Writer & Photographer. Ashley also hosts a…

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Photo Friday – Portrait of Sick Aunt Katie

December 8, 2017 / 0 Comments

This week, most of my posts have been about kids. I wrote about a great children’s book, Noah the Narwhal: A Tale of Downs and Ups. I shared an old article, called The Kid Conundrum about my decision on having children of my own. And now I want to share a picture that was drawn by a special kid in my life earlier this year. We were hanging out while his mom took his brother to the doctor. Of course, ten minutes later I got a migraine with an aura. I stayed calm, but it’s a bit hard to corral a four year old. He immediately knew I wasn’t doing well and he curled up on the couch with me and I closed my eyes as he was entranced by the movie. I retreated to a bedroom when his mom came home. A few hours later, my little buddy came…

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Photo Friday – Miles for Migraine Philadelphia

October 13, 2017 / 0 Comments

On Saturday, Oct 7, 2017, I participated in the Miles for Migraine event in Philly. Besides volunteering, I also brought the INvisible Project: Migraine Edition display with me to share the stories of those living with migraine disease. Little did I know that I would play hostess and run around with a microphone, interviewing participants on Facebook Live. It was a blast and also so incredible to meet others who understand each other. Here are some of my favorite pictures and links to the interview sessions (including video of the fastest I have ever run in my life!).   I want to recognize Runnin’ for Research that has held multiple race events this year to raise funds for migraine, headache, and cluster research. Additionally, both organizations have a “Virtual Race” option that can be done any time of the year. And thanks to my friends at Migraine.com for coming out…

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My Favorite Articles as a Migraine Writer – Part Four

June 26, 2017 / 0 Comments

In less than 4 years, I’ve written over 100 articles sharing my world with chronic migraine disease & pain. For migraine awareness month, here are my favs. June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, so I thought I’d share with you the ones that have meant the most to me. Images of an Invisible Illness Disability Income Preparation Guide Botox Basics

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My Favorite Articles as a Migraine Writer- Part Three

June 19, 2017 / 0 Comments

In less than 4 years, I’ve written over 100 articles sharing my world with chronic migraine disease & pain. For migraine awareness month, here are my favs. June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, so I thought I’d share with you the ones that have meant the most to me. Bellamy Young- Out of the Darkness and Into the Light Former NFL Star, Ben Utecht, Talks TBIs Chronic Pain Finds a Place in Holllywood with “Cake”  

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My Favorite Articles as a Migraine Writer – Part Two

June 12, 2017 / 0 Comments

In less than 4 years, I’ve written over 100 articles sharing my world with chronic migraine disease & pain. For migraine awareness month, here are my favs. June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, so I thought I’d share with you the ones that have meant the most to me. The Kid Conundrum Social Media and Migraine Stigma 10 Things I’m an Expert On Professional Patient

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My Favorite Articles as a Migraine Writer – Part One

June 5, 2017 / 0 Comments

In less than 4 years, I’ve written over 100 articles sharing my world with chronic migraine disease & pain. For migraine awareness month, here are my favs. June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, so I thought I’d share with you the ones that have meant the most to me. Help (Not) Wanted Roommates (Not) Wanted You Are Beautifully Made  

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Creative Corner: Raising Awareness of Cluster Through Arte Cluster#2

May 19, 2017 / 0 Comments

Arte Cluster is a project founded to raise awareness of cluster headache through art. Arte Cluster Project is an independent project founded and managed by Claudio Geraci, a chronic sufferer, and Francisca Mesa, a supporter.

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Light at the End of the Pier: Recovering From Multiple Migraine Attacks

May 3, 2017 / 0 Comments

I know that the saying is- there is light at the end of the tunnel- but I took this picture from underneath the Santa Monica Pier. The light seeping through the cracks in the boardwalk above were too brilliant to ignore. It reminded me of that saying as I was just starting to feel like I had turned a corner in what was weeks of horrible migraine attacks.

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Move Against Migraine Campaign by the American Migraine Foundation

April 21, 2017 / 0 Comments

The American Migraine Foundation (AMF) has launched a new campaign called Move Against Migraine. This initiative aims to spread awareness that migraine is a disabling neurological disease. Their website says the program aims to empower individuals living with migraine to advocate for themselves, to find the support and treatment they need. Below is the Content Capsule for Move Against Migraine. You will find resources, headache specialists, treatments, and ways to connect with others who live with migraine disease. You can also become part of their Facebook group. And let’s give major kudos to the artist who captured what all of us have felt. The imagery for this campaign is tragically beautiful. #MoveAgainstMigraine      

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Katie Golden

Katie is a professional patient, writer for Migraine.com, US Pain Ambassador, patient advocate, speaker, and freelance writer.

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