Migraines Don't Define Me
by Brittani Zarate
(Scappoose, Oregon, USA)
How I feel and see the world during a migraine.
I'm 22, I've had migraines since I was 10 years old. It wasn't until I was 18 that I was finally diagnosed.
But I refuse to let them define or ruin my life. Although I've spent many minutes, hours, days; in my room with the blinds closed, praying to God that my head won't rip apart into a million jagged pieces... it isn't who I am.
I am a strong, determined, hopeful young woman that knows that someday I will wake up and I will feel no pain. I will be able to live my life the way I want to and not allow my migraines to keep me confined to my dark bedroom. I know there is hope for me, for others like me that go through the daily pain of a pounding head. We just, I just need to hold onto that hope.
Because for those that suffer from migraines all we have is hope. Hope to not give up. Hope to choose to not allow migraines to define who we are.
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