Monday, April 11, 2011

WEGO Health Activist Prompt 11: Wikipedia Page


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For the month of April I'm participating in WEGO Health's Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge Prompts. If you'd like more information or want to participate, too, please visit: Health Activist Writer's Month Challenge.

Today's WEGO Health Activist Writing Month Prompt is: "Revise your condition's Wikipedia page."

Well, you know, I spent some time reading through the Wikipedia page dedicated to migraine, and I was actually quite impressed. It's very detailed, and it seems pretty accurate.

If there is anything I could add I wish I could share the experience of migraine for people who've never had one. I wish people could know not just the excruciating pain, but the overwhelming nausea and the way it sneaks up on you, forcing you to lose your lunch in a crowd, in a car or on an acquaintance. I'd share the experience of sitting in an incredibly important meeting at work and suddenly breaking into an intense sweat, losing vision and needing your coworker to lead you off to the restroom and call your husband to come pick you up. Standing up with a friend during her wedding ceremony on a bright, warm spring afternoon, but missing the entire reception to vomit and writhe in a dark, cool room.

It's hard to capture those experiences in writing, and I'm sure I don't do them justice, but I know lots of you reading this know exactly what I'm talking about. My kindreds. My migrainista sisters (and brothers).


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