Again this year, this time in the dead of winter, I’m headed to Washington DC to lobby for Migraine, Cluster Headache and other Headache Disorders patients as part of Headache on the Hill.
The past two months have been incredibly difficult for me. Despite having Chronic Migraine that attacks four or five times a week for more than ten years, I typically have days that are a little more tolerable and give me a chance to recover. Not so since around Thanksgiving.
Despite my best efforts to avoid it, I was growing increasingly concerned about making this trip and having any chance of being effective in my meetings on Capitol Hill in that condition. Thankfully, I seem to be reverting back to my normal pattern of attacks. I couldn’t be more grateful. And not just because of this event, of course. It’s been so hard, and I was struggling emotionally every single minute of every day just to get through it.
I have a piece up at Migraine.com that provides a brief overview of Headache on the Hill, which you can read here:
Headache on the Hill 2014 Preview
I’ll be writing another piece for Migraine.com after the event that explains more about our specific requests to Congress and letting you know how you can help reinforce what we did there.
Finally, I’ll be tweeting (@somebodyhealme) and updating the Somebody Heal Me Facebook page while I’m there, so be sure to follow along!
Content by Diana E. Lee.
DISCLAIMER: Nothing on this site constitutes medical or legal advice. I am a patient who is engaged and educated and enjoys sharing my experiences and news about migraines, pain, and depression. Please consult your own health care providers for advice on your unique situation.