Saturday, June 02, 2012

Let's Discuss Migraine Disease Over Tea: 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: "Tea for Two. If you could invite someone (any living person) to your home for tea for the purpose of explaining Migraine disease to them so they would truly understand it, who would it be and why?"

Gosh, of all the people on the planet, who to choose? Someone famous with a wide audience, like a journalist, talk show host, athlete or actor? Someone with a lot of power, like a politician or the President? Someone from my own life who doesn't understand what I'm dealing with? It's such a hard decision.

After giving it a lot of thought I've decided I would want to invite someone over who is living with the burden of migraine disease, but doesn't understand how much she can do to take control, better manage the disease and improve her quality of life. I'd use the opportunity to start to educate her about the disease, possible treatments, coping skills and finding support. I'd give her the tools to become an empowered patient who works as a partner with her health care providers to find the best options for her situation instead of being passive about her care.

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Who would you invite over for tea to explain migraine disease?

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