Migraine Mom

Migraine Mom puts on her sunglasses even when it's overcast and turns off the radio and reminds the boys to whisper as she drives them to school even though her head is throbbing.

Migraine Mom cooks in the dim light, when she can cook through the pain and nausea. Her family has learned to eat by the light peeking through closed blinds.

Migraine Mom hates when she just can't, and cries sometimes to herself. This makes the migraines worse.

Migraine Mom gives 110% on the days she can to make up for the days she can barely give anything at all.

Migraine Mom is always gently reminding: "don't be too loud, the lights are too bright, please don't spray that."

Migraine Mom can't commit to time consuming activities, and sometimes has to cancel at the last minute. This doesn't mean that she's flakey or uninvolved.

Migraine Mom has a hard time finding friends that understand and are willing to stick around.

Migraine Mom is trying to navigate her roles as a migraineur and a mom, and battling this disease was not "where she saw herself in ten years."

Migraine mom is doing the best that she can.

-----Melissa Uetz

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