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A Merry Christmas to All

Our Christmas Tree

Our Christmas Tree

Merry Christmas to all my readers. I don’t know who most of you are, but I appreciate your time and effort. I thoroughly enjoy researching information about Migraine disease, debunking myths, and educating people about Migraine.

I want to thank some special people who have hung together this year: Teri Robert from HealthCentral for her efforts in bringing us the latest information on Migraine, Ellen Schnakenburg from WegoHealth for her support, Diana Lee from Somebody Heal Me for the Blog Carnivals, Megan Oltman from Free My Brain, Arabella from Migraine Truth, and the many other Migraine bloggers out there. You keep me going; you give me hope. Thanks so much. I pray that you had a blessed Christmas surrounded by family and friends. I had 3 of my 4 boys at home this year.

A teacher in Raleigh

Andrew a college studentMatthewHere are the 3: Stephen, a teacher in Raleigh; Andrew, a college student; Matthew, Marine reservist. It was great having them home.

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The First Thanksgiving

Today is the day when some of us traditionally get together with family and friends to eat, watch football, enjoy one another and eat some more.  Others will have spent the day serving in a soup kitchen. Regardless of your setting, today is a day of gratitude and thanks.

What am I thankful for? This past year has been a particularly challenging. And, yet, I am eternally thankful for all it has given me. Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue raised their ugly heads this spring, but I am thankful, not for the disease, but for the fruits:
  1. I am learning what is important: family, God, and long-time friends
  2. I am more prayerful.
  3. I am more willing to ask for help.
  4. I am more willing to let things go: an unkind word, a slight, or wanting to be in all activities all seem so unimportant.
  5. I am learning to pace myself (Ok, not really, but I did go shopping for the first time in months. Still did too much, but not as much as I could have.)

I am also thankful for

  1. an understanding neurologist who seems to know her stuff,
  2. my former neurologist who truly wants the best for his patients,
  3. medications that ease my pain, and
  4. especially for the members of the Migraine community who are with each other for the long haul, advocating for Migraine education, research, and support of all Migraineurs and their families.

So to you, my readers, I wish you an AWAP (as well as possible) Thanksgiving Day.

Fondly,

Debbie

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