How to begin?

I have seen your invitation to tell your ‘Migraine Story’. I would like to share, but every time I begin, I am swamped by the trauma of remembering what has happened to me. I go quiet and cry. Ultimately, I end up sharing nothing. How do I get past this?


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  • Maureen
    1 year ago

    I’d like to hear your story. All the best stories make me cry; ) besides I really think you might feel a little better if you have a good cry and share with people who can identify with you a little bit. Ernest Hemingway said something about the broken places being where the light gets in. Maybe sharing a bit of brokenness will brighten your spirits a bit… once you get through it.

  • sick-of-it author
    1 year ago

    Ok. I wrote it. And while it’s out, I can only apologize for how much it appears like Swiss cheese. There are many holes. It is in the stories under Faking it to a make it- for too long.

  • Nancy Harris Bonk moderator
    1 year ago

    Hi sick-of-it,

    Thank you for reaching out to us and being part of our community – we’re glad you’re here!

    I totally understand how difficult it is to write our health story, I still get emotional when I write about mine and I’m sorry to hear you are having a rough time getting it out. You may want to start with small chunks and see how that goes. If this doesn’t cause you too much pain, write another chunk, and another and before you know it you’ll have shared your story!

    Please let me know what you think,
    Nancy Harris Bonk

  • sick-of-it author
    1 year ago

    I feel so stupid. Writing my story didn’t help at all. I don’t feel better, just more misunderstood. It didn’t help me to stop crying. I cry buckets. Everyone has a comment. I’m so tired. People want me to know I’m not alone. But I am. You’re digital. I’m sorry. It’s not your fault. It’s mine. I should just go back to my own plans and my familiar masks. Thanks though.

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