My life with constant pain
Last updated: January 2017
I am only 18 years old, and I have already dealt with migraines for 14 years. I am a research case at UW Madison and have seen over 20 specialists there. No one knows whats wrong with me. I have a chiari malformation that was operated on almost 2 years ago. Brain surgery was my last hope that I will ever live pain free. I had a 50% chance it would help, and it didn't. I now face the looming question of how on earth am I supposed to make it through college and successfully make a life for myself? I have been dealing with depression lately because I think it finally hit me I may never be better. All I want is a normal life.... but I may never get it.
Are the family and friends you will be seeing this holiday season understanding about migraine?