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Migraine Awareness Month #24: Dear Genie

Today’s Migraine Awareness Month Blog Challenge prompt is:

Put together a wish list for your life.

Whoa! Now this could be really fun. The temptation is to wish for everything I’ve ever wanted, but I guess it’s best to curb that temptation.

Migraine Awareness Month Blog ChallengeSince it’s Migraine Awareness Month, I’m going to make a Migraine related wish list for my life. I wish…

  • research had progressed farther, earlier so we’d had abortives when I was younger.
  • the NIH appropriated research funding based on disease burden – the impact of disease – instead of politics and who makes the most noise so scientists would better understand Migraine, and I’d have better treatment options.
  • we had abortive medications that weren’t considered risky for people with heart issues.
  • our grandchildren didn’t have Migraines.
  • our insurance company would quite trying to practice medicine and stay out of decisions that should be made by my doctor and me.
  • Congress would hold a hearing on Migraine and other headache disorders.
  • I had unlimited money to fund research and help people who need medical care.
  • every Migraineur would get proactive about their health and their health care.
  • every Migraineur would get proactive about advocating for themselves and other Migraineurs.

While it may not seem like some of those wishes are for my life, they are. I care about other Migraineurs and hate to see them suffering and not getting the care they need and deserve. We’re all in this together, and we all need better treatments.

National Migraine Awareness Month is initiated by the National Headache Foundation. The Blogger’s Challenge is initiated by

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