Author: Kelly Lynn Thomas

Coleman ice pack

Miss Migraine: Ice pack, or, it’s that kind of day

The Adventures of Miss Migraine is an ongoing column about my life with chronic migraine. A version of this post appeared first on September 27, 2012 on my blog of the same name. Photo Friday is a fun challenge that chooses a theme each week. You then have to go out into the world and...

Aimovig box and injector pen.

Miss Migraine tries Aimovig!

The Adventures of Miss Migraine is an ongoing column about my life with chronic migraine. Back in the spring, I wrote about my excitement over Aimovig, the first FDA-approved pharmaceutical treatment developed specifically to prevent migraine. (The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette even interviewed me about it!) In October, my health insurance provider approved my doctor’s request for...

NaNoWriMo ate my life

NaNoWriMo ate my life

Ah, yes, November. That time of year where I vainly try to write 50,000 words in 30 days, and usually peter out around 20,000 – 25,000. And yet, I insist on trying. 20,000 words in a month is still twice my usual goal of 10,000 words in a month. Plus, it’s fun. (Yes, I realize...

A love letter to Squirrel Hill

A love letter to Squirrel Hill

I loved Pittsburgh from the moment I stepped out of my parents’ mini-van for a tour of Pitt 13 years ago. The sun shone bright and high in the sky, and the Cathedral of Learning (still covered in soot back then), reached up to it as if in prayer. It felt like home already, though...

Simpsons Itchy and Scratchy Wheel of Pain

Miss Migraine: A summer retrospective

The Adventures of Miss Migraine is an ongoing column about my life with chronic migraine. A version of this post appeared first on my blog of the same name on August 20, 2012.  In many ways, this has been a terrible summer. The weather was awful, my best friend in the entire world is going...