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About migrainefreeme

I'm a practitioner psychologist. I'm on a journey of faith and grace. I have complex, severe and continuous migraine. I blog about holding on to hope through life's ups and downs.

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Viktor Frankl quotes

Following up on my last post, here are some quotes of Viktor Frankl, there are some real gems in here…

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Meaning and purpose

I’ve been doing a lot more thinking on meaning and purpose the last few days. I brought it up with my counsellor today to see if he had any insights and he mentioned Victor Frankl. I haven’t had chance to … Continue reading

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What am I here for?

I found it both humbling and terrifying to lose all the things that had previously given my life meaning and purpose. For me this came through illness but many people might experience something similar for a whole range of reasons. … Continue reading

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Resilience tune #16

I’ve been listening to this song a lot this week, it sums things up nicely, another one to add to the resilience play list

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The race

This is how I imagine myself; very slowly running a race (more like a plodding walk, let’s be honest) while everybody else has completed the race and is busy celebrating, drinking champagne and jeering at me from the top box. … Continue reading

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Insomnia

I need some advice on coping with insomnia. I’m averaging about 2 hours a night at the moment (my usual is about 10 hours a night). It’s turning me into a crazy wreck. I need something to change but I … Continue reading

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Resilience tune #15

Destiny’s Child – Survivor Continue reading

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Watch “A (relatively) good day” on YouTube

Video is easier than writing these days so here is my latest YouTube video with added chicken sound effects

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Watch “My day #migraineawareness #hemiplegicmigraine #brokenbrain” on YouTube

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Diagnosis X

It’s taken many years but we seem to be getting closer to a diagnosis that makes sense of all the weird and wonderful symptoms that have come to visit and decided to stay. Its been so frustrating being sent from … Continue reading

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Community care

Today I saw the most lovely lady, she is a community care co-ordinator. She was great and we have lots of avenues of support to look into. This is good news. My last neurologist told me ‘there is no support, … Continue reading

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Feeling proud

Thanks everyone for your support following my last post. I managed to sleep in the end, I’ve facetimed some of my favourite little people, I’ve cuddled a teddy bear in an embarrassing regression to toddler-hood, I managed to get down … Continue reading

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Bad day rant

Today is a struggling day, I’m lonely but too ill to see or talk to people, I’m bored but even the simplest things I try to do are defeating me, I want and need to sleep but I can’t. I’m … Continue reading

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,, I’m on YouTube haha

It is hard for me to write and there is only so much the microphone in my phone can do to change words to text and it makes lots of mistakes some of them are quite funny but it also … Continue reading

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A lament

Here is a post I wrote back in June 2015 but didn’t feel able to publish – now I do. It’s strange reading it how relevant it still seems, though a little less raw now as I’m becoming more adjusted … Continue reading

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Blue Bird Scarf: An Analogy for Loss and Grief

Post written December 2015 Loss: the suffering that unites us all We can probably all connect with a sense of loss, because we’ve all experienced it. Whether it’s the loss of a loved one, by death or by separation; The … Continue reading

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Life is a rollercoaster

The last few months have been a bit of a rollercoaster. The best bits have been setting up a business and starting to do some work which has been really exciting. I’m better than I was and able to do … Continue reading

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A hope and a future

I’ve not blogged for a while, a long time in fact.  It’s been an intense few months of finally starting to come to terms with this new life I’ve been landed with and it’s left me a bit too raw … Continue reading

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Progress :-)

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged, and fortunately that’s mainly for good reasons. The combination of treatments is enabling me to feel like I have a quality of life at last – which is wonderful after being so constrained … Continue reading

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