My first real experience with chronic head pain occurred on a cold, grey, and wintry morning in December 1996. Sam, my son who was just about 2 years old at the time, and I were on our way to do some errands. As I was walking towards the car to put him in his car seat, I slipped on a patch of black ice on the concrete driveway and smashed the back of my head, hard. The next thing I knew, Sam was sitting on my lap crying, everything was very fuzzy, and my head and neck really, really hurt. Somehow I got to the phone and a neighbor took me to the hospital. The rest of my story is in my SharePost Migraine and Post-Concussion, My Story.
My children, family and friends are a great source of strength and support.
Supporting people with Migraine disease and chronic illness is very important to me. To do this, it's important to me to keep learning, so I attend "headache medicine" conferences whenever possible. So far, I have earned continuing education credits from the American Headache Society, the Penn State College of Medicine, the Primary Care Network, the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences, and the Center for Health Care Education.
Thank you for letting me into your lives.
Living With It in Migraine