Tagged: life

Missing Lexi

Missing Lexi

I had a dream about Lexi the other night. My dad’s dog Neo was there, too, and they were both puppies again. We played tug like we always used to, and when I squished her she got mad at me (also like she always used to). Neo was about a year old when we got...

Miss Migraine: Learning to be kind to myself

Miss Migraine: Learning to be kind to myself

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 September 17, 2012. While I’m maybe a little better at being kind to myself, let’s just say there’s still room for improvement… “It’s not your...

Miss Migraine Runs: Part Two

Miss Migraine Runs: Part Two

The Adventures of Miss Migraine is an ongoing column about my life with chronic migraine. June is National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month. Help me raise $300 to support migraine research and awareness! Despite my runner’s knee not really being cleared up, we decided to wake up at 5 a.m. and resume our 5k training...

Every end is a new beginning

Every end is a new beginning

Monday, June 4th, we said goodbye to Lexi. Her life was full of things she loved, and we strove to maintain her quality of life right to the end. With degenerative myelopathy, there’s not really a tipping point. It’s a slow, steady progression that robs the dog of her mobility and eventually her breath. Although...

Miss Migraine: FDA approves first true migraine preventive

Miss Migraine: FDA approves first true migraine preventive

The Adventures of Miss Migraine is an ongoing column about my life with chronic migraine. Guys. This is huge. The FDA just approved the first-ever drug designed specifically to prevent migraines! The cons are that it’s not as effective as many would prefer and it’s very, very expensive, but the pros are that we finally have...