Hurt to the Bone

I have dealt with migraines since is was 13 years old. Over the years I have had good days and bad days, but you go on. I have been one of the lucky ones and have a boss who understands when I leave in the middle of the day. There has been times when people have said "you can't really hurt that bad" "headaches are controllable" but nothing has hurt so bad than when my granddaughter said "you always have a headache when we make plans".

How can I make her understand that I can't control migraines. I have tried to go the all her school programs, church plays, races, basketball but sometimes it's just not possible. She is 14 and has lived with me and has been there when I have sat and cried, held my head when I have thrown up. I know teenagers are self centered but it still hurts and you know it is impossible to MAKE them understand. My heart goes out to all grandmothers and mothers who have children who refuse to understand and accept our limitations. We do not want to have limitations but they are there and we do the best we can.

Donna from Tuscumbia, AL

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