It’s been 305 days since I’ve been without a headache or migraine. That’s over 43 weeks, or 10 months, or over 83% of the year. Before December of last year, I didn’t have a second free of headaches but lately I’ve been able to enjoy half days without any pain.
Up until last spring, I did not know what chronic pain was. I have gone through some injuries and migraines before, but nothing like this. And suddenly I found myself in the middle of a pain-induced depression without even realizing it.
When you wake up with pain every single day, it chips away at your joy and strength. But there was no way I was about to let the world know I was weakening. That simply wasn’t an option. Plus, I told myself over and over again how headaches weren’t fatal or life threatening, so I was in no position to whine.