Faithful

Hi,
I am 58.
I’m a life time headache person, the last 28 are migraines. They are daily.
They are Severe and beyond.
I quit my job in Jan. 2006 migraines were daily.
I got disability on the second try in 2010.
People always said when I went through menopause they would probably go away.
In spring 2007 I got Bells Palsy on right side face.
Right eye did not close & nostril had callapsed. Four years, I found help. 3 surgeries.
My husband lost his 30 year job that year c & a closures.
He got new job in Feb.2008, then needed Hernia surgery.
In 2009, in a borrowed car, I was hit by a US Postman driving his own pick up with cap on. He said he never saw me. When hit it stopped my car instantaniously. I grabbed my chest & said Jesus or Father God this is the last thing I needed.
I felt the pain from left lower shoulder back area go right up my neck & right up the side of my head.
The policeman on duty put no blame on either, despite I had figured out the postman was sorting mail because he had sit still for so long, so I decided to slowly pass.
The policeman on duty was fired the next year for drunk driving twice in one night.
In 2011 I went through 6 weeks of injections, no help, just a gumby neck, my head leans to the right, I don’t even realize it much of the time.
Migraines, neck migraines, allergy migraines,weather migraines, can’t do heat, sun.


In 2013 my husband fortunately had kidneystones & ks surgery, In which they found Prostate Cancer, he is 55, he is my 24 year best friend.
In Jan. 29, 2014 he had PC surgery. We are eternally grateful to Dr. Mouli & Anna Butts(found cancer).

This is in addition to everyday life.
Many many hurtful things have been said to us over the years because we struggle so.

Yet are Faith is not shaken.

A migrainuer Can Not Cry because its like a bomb going off in your head.
Migraine is a sword being stabbed & left in your head for hours or days.
Its like labor pains for days, I know I have 4 children.

My husband went back to work 1 month early, at his farm implement job, he had no choice, no income. He is doing well but tired, weary with so much stress from so many places.
It is hard to watch your best friend suffer daily & be able to do nothing, there are only a handful who truly understand and are compassionate enough in 2014 to give unconditional love & compassion.
I will be going to go to Cleveland Clinic Dr. the end of July, 2014. Hopfully I can get a 25% reduction in pain.
I ask for Sincere Prayer from anybody who is willing.

And I plead to each and everyone who suffers in any way, Don’ t Give Up, Because the good days are worth living.
And you are not alone if you have Faith in Jesus & Father God.
May you be Truly Truly Blessed to find relief that works for You!

Pam

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  • Pamela author
    4 years ago

    Update from Pam 10/12/2014

    At Cleveland Clinic I found out I had been prescribed a drug for years that was to be a short time drug (Ativan), prescribed at the time for panick attacks, continued using to relax because having Bells Palsy my right nostril had callapsed so I couldn’t breath properly especially when eating I choked all the time. No air through nostril plus food in mouth equals choking.
    I stopped Ativan cold turkey, Migraine severity had lessoned BUT they weather has also changed.
    Remember we are all made up differently.

    Also I am going to check into CHIARI MALFORMATION, causes many of Migraine symptons.
    Google – Dr. Bohinski- Mayfield Chiari Center
    My daughter who works at Cincinnati’s Childrens Hospital brought it to my attention recently.
    I had told my husband that it felt like there wasn’t enough room in my head!
    Look it up and get checked for it!
    Hopes this helps someone.
    Blessings, Pam

  • margaret
    4 years ago

    Yes Pamela unfortunately I know all too well how lonely the road of a migrainuer can be. I also suffered from depression because of it and I didn’t have the support of my family but I always had my faith and that was more important than anything else. Here is a link for the acupuncture treatment that I received that helped me. I have to say that the process can take months but the results are nothing short of a miracle. It’s not like any acupuncture you would receive anywhere else in the world…it’s a very special technique that unfortunately (or fortunately) he is the only one who was taught it. Please just read the article about it and you can make your own decision. Please contact me through my personal email and I would love to talk to you about this in greater length. Take care and God Bless!
    http://www.chatelaine.com/health/wellness/migraine-therapy/

  • margaret
    4 years ago

    Hi Pamela,
    My heart goes out to you and I’m so moved by your faith. My faith is what helped me get through my migraines as well and I know that it can move mountains. I was very fortunate in that I was able to get help for my migraines. I know this is an American site and unfortunately my help is here in Toronto, Canada. If you’re interested please let me know and I’ll give you the information. I will absolutely keep you in my prayers and know that all this suffering in not in vain and your reward will be great. I wish you and your family a lifetime of good health and happiness. God Bless!!

  • Pamela author
    4 years ago

    Dear Margaret,
    Yes my Faith is infinite!
    And with all my heart I thank you for your contact. I am going through a very sick time now.
    Also as I’m sure you know being a Migrainuer can be lonely. I try hard to be upbeat but chronic pain is chronic pain.

    Yes, I welcome any info, at your convienience.
    I am very happy you found relief.
    I hope you and your loved ones find joy in every day!

    Sooo many take good health for granted, but it truly is a great gift from Jesus & Father God. Also, we can get led down a wrong path with meds, I plead with everyone to get more then one opinion on any med, it could cost you your life.

    I know I’ve got a little long winded (talk to much) but I want to Help and Raise Awareness.

    Margaret, Sincere Thanks & Blessings!
    Pam

  • Pamela author
    4 years ago

    Thanks Katie for your uplifting!
    I am both excited & afraid.
    Afraid nothing will change and thats way to scary.
    Today I wrote in my journaling that I am being torchered.
    I wrote if today might be the 1 day, the day it ( the pain finally takes me physically).
    Will I be able to endure this, been down the majority of every day for weeks.
    It is in my right ear & most of palsy side in severe pain.
    Sharp & piercing, throbbing, burning & ringing now.
    Plus neck & migraine & upper back.
    I get like tiny electrical spasms & excruciating ones always on top of my left shoulder, does anyone get this?
    Whipped, hoping to be able to function Wed. must get around for CC appt.
    Blessings to all for sharing. Maybe, together we can learn, if we listen.
    Pam

  • Katie M. Golden moderator
    4 years ago

    Pamela,
    You and your husband are fighters! I’m so sorry that life has thrown you these curveballs, but you have an amazing attitude!

    Good luck at the Cleveland Clinic! You seem realistic about what they can do for you. A 25% reduction in pain would be life-changing I’m sure! Thanks for sharing your story and please let us know about your experience at the Cleveland Clinic!
    -Katie

  • Katie M. Golden moderator
    4 years ago

    Pam,
    You have reason to have hope right now for your condition. You should be excited for the Cleveland Clinic. I’m not saying they will have the magic cure, but they could have new ideas on how to get better control over your Migraines. It may take some trial and error, but better days are ahead!!
    -Katie

  • Pamela author
    4 years ago

    Dear Katie, 07/28/2014
    You have no idea how much I needed your email right this minute!
    I truly believe Jesus sent you at this specific timing!
    I am so sick & sad!
    May you and everyone who gives compassion & and understanding to people in chronic pain & suffering of any kind Truly Be Blessed!!!
    I will let you know.
    Infinite thanks to All who Pray for us and for others!!
    Sincere thanks,
    Pamela S. Feeney

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