Oh just having the nerves in my neck burned! Yep, you read that right- burning my nerves. 😬
Today I went through my second round of radio frequency ablation in my cervical spine. (You like my crazy hair and the sexy lines from the oxygen line I wore during the procedure? 😜😂) I just wanted to share with people what it is like to have a chronic medical condition, and sometimes it affects people you never would have guessed. I go through this procedure, as well as take daily medications, just to be able to function.
What most people don’t know is that even with all that, I still live with a constant headache that never goes away. Some days I’m in more pain than others, and some days I still get a full blown migraine even with all the preventative measures I take. Most of the time I work through the pain without anyone knowing how bad it actually is. But sometimes I just can’t work through it and need a break or other medical interventions.
I’m sorry that sometimes those days happen at the most inconvenient times- like when I have plans to do stuff with family or friends. Trust me, I hate it too.
On days that I cancel plans, or don’t want to go out, or if I do go out and I’m quieter than normal, I’m probably in more pain than usual and just trying to make it through. It sucks, but this is my life. I have to do crazy things like burn nerves in my neck just so I can get out of bed in the morning.
And as much as I hate having my condition get in the way of my life, I can’t help it sometimes. I fight as much as I can, but some days I just need to give in. So thank you to all the people who support me through this. I truly appreciate it. I couldn’t do this alone.
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