Me and My Migraines..

Me and My Migraines..

Migraines began to impact my life on a daily basis after I slipped and fell on a patch of black ice on my concrete driveway while I was carrying my almost two year old son to the car in 1996. I apparently hit the back of my head (I had a big bump to prove it!) and laid unconscious on the ground for about 20 minutes. When I came to, Sam was on top of me crying his poor little head off and I knew something wasn't right. My head hurt terribly, everything was fuzzy, I was dizzy and very disoriented. And the worst part was I couldn't remember how I got there.

Somehow I managed to get us inside and call my best friend looking for some help. My friend wasn't home, but her husband was and God bless him, could tell by my voice that something was very wrong with me. He took us to the hospital right away, where I guess I asked him if he was my husband!

I still don't, having an exam, having my cloths taken off me and a gown put on or how I got into the wheel chair , let alone being wheeled along to go for the CT. Looking back that is pretty scary. In spite of all that, and my head pain, and normal CT, I was sent home. An X-ray of my neck was never done.

It has been a long, long 14 years, going from doctor to doctor, specialist to specialist, trying many different treatment options including surgery, I am still in pain. During this journey, I have learned to become an educated Migraine patient and advocate, and now have the honor of sharing this information with other Migraineurs so they too, will be a well-educated Migraine patient.

Nancy Harris Bonk

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