Those of you who know me know about my daily challenges. But to chose of you who don't: I suffer from migraines and tension headaches almost on a daily basis (and the occasional visitor; my anxiety disorder). I speak very openly about all my "disorders" because they are a very big part of my life.
But my problem is that very few people understand what it means to live in pain. Growing up, I had trouble keeping my friends because not attending every social event wasn't acceptable. This is still a challenge.
I quickly learned that I had to adjust my life to my disorders. There was no way around it. BUT (!!!!) I live a normal life, believe it or not. I can do almost everything everybody else does, except for drinking alcohol (triggers migraines and anxiety attacks). But of course, sometimes I do have to cancel on people. The problem with my migraine is how suddenly it occurs and how long it takes for it to go away.
Life is hard for everyone. Remember your pain before judging others. And remember to love.
If living in pain taught me anything, it's to appreciate every moment of my painless life.