Monday, March 14, 2011

March Headache and Migraine Disease Blog Carnival

Life Hacks: Tweaking Work and Life to Deal with Migraines

Great entries this month on how we live and cope with headache disorders.  Diana Lee has helped me gather the entries this month, and had a great suggestion for an addition.  Nancy Bonk has asked for a call to action from migraineurs concerning the problems we have getting taken seriously by healthcare professionals.  Please read her post Migraines, Stigma, Suicide - Stop! and give this subject serious thought.

Nancy has another great post This is How Migraines Have Tweaked My Life with some hints on how she makes it through each day with debilitating headaches.

A taste of South America spices up Betsy's migraine journey, described in La Migrana! at MigraineJourney.  Glad there are those of us who are able to have adventures in different countries!  A beautiful photo makes it look warm and sunshiney.  Sigh.

Teri Roberts at Putting Our Heads Together has some great info in Migraine Life Hacks: Dealing With Migraines. Terri has some great tips on managing migraine disease and triggers with some extra tips on using technology to leverage your day and some links to extra resources. 

While Tweaking Life for Migraines Migrainista has learned to be more flexible and innovative in dealing with migraines and their effect on her life.  Kelly at Fly with Hope has a great post about how chronic illness and migraines have changed relationships in her life.  I think we can all relate to Friendships Within and Outside of the Chronic Illness Community.

Kathy from Australia gives some great tips on how she is able to get around town using her trusty backpack!  I'm thinking I may have to invest in a sturdy backpack and a barometer myself after reading her post Sydney by Backpack and Barometer.  Gretchen at There Be Migraines Here has some great analogies in her Life Hacks post.  I will never be able to shake up a Coke again without thinking of this post and my head!

Diana Lee at Somebody Heal Me lets us know some easy tricks about looking good in her post Simplify Life with Migraines & Chronic Illness: Beauty.  Some very practical ideas and some recommended products that she has found helpful. 

More Than a Little Tweaking Required is the entry from Sue at InnerDorothy.  Sue lets us know how she manages her pain on a daily basis while still maintaining an active work life.  I love her comment "I relegate pain to a low place on my day to day priorities of living"  That's putting pain in its place!!!

I write a little about tweaking life and work environments in my post Taming Headaches.  Hope you find something useful in my entry!

This has been a great bunch of posts, and a great response to Diana Lee's blog carnival.  I found something new to me that I could use in every post.  Join Diana Lee in April for the next carnival!


  1. Winny thank you for hosting! Blessings.

  2. JBR: Diana Lee helped me so much, I think we really should be thanking her! She does this month after month out of dedication to helping migraine sufferers. Hoping you have a headache free week!!!

  3. Thank you so much for hosting! It sounds like a ton of work! Hugs.

  4. Then so be it! Diana kudos as well.

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  6. Kelly - surprisingly enought spamming was the worst part, and Diana Lee helped with the rest!

    JBR: Mucha appreciada

    happygirl99: Thank you! I will check ebay - half price NEW sounds like a great bargain! I sure wish I lived somewhere I could take trains and busses everywhere. sigh.

  7. Thank you so much for hosting! This is a wonderful group of article.

  8. Diana Lee - thanks for all your help! Couldn't have gotten it done without you (I would have been lost)! Really fantastic and diverse articles I agree!!! I don't know how you have the energy to do this each month, with everything else you do. I appreciate you very very much!

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