I had plans with a friend on Monday. I had to cancel because I had a migraine. She said "Oh, I'm about to get Migraines too because we're remodeling the kitchen".
I feel like I'm nitpicking, but I'm furious about this. I mean LIVID. Is remodeling going to give you vertigo? Make you throw up? Cause a digestive fiasco that I won't get into? Lay you out for a few days? Send you to an ER? Are changing your cabinets going to give you a life long neurological disease? Those must be some cabinets!
I expect it from the media, and people I don't know, and the people who make Excedrin Migraine, but this is someone who I've been friends with for over 10 years, and knows perfectly well I suffer from Chronic Migraines (and I would think has at least some idea of how much I suffer since my Face Book feed is pretty much devoted to how lousy I feel or how much my head hurts). I would have picked a fight then, but I just felt too lousy to get into a confrontation.
Am I just being too touchy? In all honesty, my head isn't doing so well which makes me pretty moody. I feel like I'm making a mountain out of a mole hill, but by her saying that it's like making a mole hill out of my mountain. It trivializes my disease, and it really upsets me.
I guess I'm just dissappointed. I've tried to educate my friends over the last three years, and still the only people I know who "get it" are the friends I've made here, and a few others who have or have had a migraine. I feel like I should correct her, but partly I feel like there is no point.
Published On: February 22, 2011