I’m on day 135 migraine free, which is awesome.
What’s not awesome? I watched one of my kids get a migraine tonight.
“Mom, I think I’m getting a migraine. I have spots all over my eyes, and I feel dizzy.” About 1/2 hour later, killer headache.
This sucks worse than when I get one.
It’s happened about twice over the last 8 years or so that one of my kids has gotten a migraine. Good odds actually. But really? Why is that something that I need to pass down? Hey, here ya go kid, a big batch of crap, with the name migraine, all for you!
Ironically, I’m happy that I do know what a migraine is and how disabling one can be sometimes. I’m happy that if tomorrow is a day that my kid tells me they need to stay home because their head is killing them, that I can totally understand and not second guess them.
I hope that migraines do not become a regular occurrence with my kids. I hope that if they do get one though, that their teachers and coaches can somehow understand that this is not a made up thing to get out of a responsibility, yet a temporary, painful pause button on life as you want it.