Monday, June 25, 2012

I Wish: Migraine Awareness Month Blogging Challenge

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I'm participating in the Migraine Awareness Month Blogging Challenge every day in June.

Today's prompt is: "Dear Genie." Put together a wish list for your life.

I'm going to make two wish lists. The first is of things I think are possible even if I continue living with disabling chronic migraines into the indefinite future. The other is a list of things I'd love to do in my life if my chronic migraines ever revert to episodic status and allow me more flexibility.

Possible with Chronic Migraines:

- Have a baby. Maybe even more than one. We always talked about whether we'd have two or three kids. It seems like we had those talks in a different world to me now considering how hard it has been to pull the trigger on trying for one and how hard it has been for me to get pregnant.
- Help more people with their disability-related legal issues.
- Help more patients take charge of their lives despite living with migraine disease and other chronic illnesses through my blogging and other projects.
- Build more local friendships. I have no local friends. It sucks.
- Decorate our house. It's still like a blank canvas, and we've lived here for six years.

Only Possible with Remission of Chronic Migraines:

- Return to law practice as a disability lawyer.
- Build my own disability law practice.
- Return to law practice in government, which is what I did before I had to stop working.

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National Migraine Awareness Month is initiated by the National Headache Foundation. The Blogger's Challenge is initiated by

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