Today is Chronic Migraine Awareness Day.
For me, June has been a month of 20 attack days (so far).
I felt compelled to post on my personal Facebook page for literally all of my friends, family and coworkers to see. Because the struggle is real, even if I can mask it when I am in public.
Here is what I wrote:
“*TODAY* is Chronic Migraine Awareness Day. CM is very complicated to deal with on so many levels: pain-wise and emotionally. I don’t always talk about it, or show it, but I struggle. Would you be surprised to know that in the month of June alone, I had migraine attacks on 20 days? CM is under-funded and under-researched. Hopefully in my lifetime, migraine will be taken more seriously as we spread awareness. Love you all, thank you for taking the time to read this. “
No matter what response this Facebook post gets, I am proud of myself for being honest with the world. It’s not an easy thing to do. There is still stigma and misunderstanding. Hopefully the little part I play helps toward the greater good.