The Debititating Reality of Headaches


I know I never did, which makes all of what has happened in the past year and a half all that much more of a frustrating and difficult transition. It's challenging enough to juggle being a writer, a mother, and a wife, but add in debilitating pain and days when my brain cannot process in the way it should, let alone write, and you will understand why I've taken up a new title: advocate.
My whole world changed in July of 2012. I woke up one morning to an uncontrollably spinning room.  I became disabled by severe dizziness, decreased motor skills, blurred or double vision, and excruciating pain inside of my head.
Stroke-like symptoms sent me to the emergency room. Hours and a series of tests later, results showed there was nothing wrong with my heart. I was sent home with a referral to an ENT specialist; the assumption was that I'd experienced a serious case of vertigo.

Read the entire article in the May issue of InD'Tale magazine.

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