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Making an invisible disease VISIBLE!

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.

 

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