I saw that statement a few months back either in a blog post, tweet or Facebook post. At the time I wasn’t healthy. I was eating any and everything, even things I suspected to be triggers. That statement was one of the things that motivated me to restart my fight against my daily headache and chronic migraine disease. Now I can say, “Thank you migraine for making me healthy.”
Since July 2nd, I’ve been sticking to the suggested diet in the book, ” Heal Your Headache The 1-2-3 Program, by Dr. David Buchholz, M.D. Can you believe I haven’t had one coke soda or fast-food meal for 23 days. WOW!!! In fact, all of my meals are prepared at home.
As I type, my head pain is minimal and I don’t have a migraine. On a sensitive note, I’ve been having bowel movements everyday in comparison to twice maybe three times per week. I’m not saying this diet is my last puzzle piece to normalcy; but I do feel it’s a major piece in my puzzle.
Lesson: Migraine takes a lot away from us but it also allows other positive things to filter into our lives. We just have to stop and reflect on them. Below is a poem I wrote on July 30, 2013:
I Remember …
… when I wasn’t sick,
but took life for granted.
… when I was out 80% of the time,
but read less.
… when I wasn’t dependent on others,
but took family and friends for granted.
… when I could eat what I wanted,
but paid no attention to health.
… when I sympathised with the sick,
but lacked empathy.
… when I worked,
but didn’t save.
… when I married my husband,
but didn’t appreciate,
“In sickness and in health”,
or how much he really loves me.
… when I didn’t realise how much I could learn from a trial.