Julie Ryan is a writer, blogger, and health advocate living in Huntsville, AL. Julie lives with a variety of chronic illnesses including chronic migraine, fibromyalgia, endometriosis, cluster headaches, and probably at least one other that she forgot about. She strives to live positively despite chronic illness. Her dream life is to buy an RV and live like a turtle, carrying her house with her wherever she goes. Julie shares her experiences and insights on living with chronic illness on her blog Counting My Spoons.
“In 2013, I had the first of three laparoscopic surgeries for endometriosis. Had I known then what I know now, I could have avoided at least one of those surgeries.”
Julie Ryan responds to Instagram’s “migraine pose” started by makeup artist Nam Vo, reminding the media that migraine is a painful condition that needs to be taken seriously.