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Happy Anniversary!

Yesterday marked the first anniversary of The Daily Headache (here’s my first post). I can’t believe it’s been a year. At the same time, it has become such a part of my life that it feels like I’ve been doing it forever.

Hart suggested many times in the two years before I started the blog that I should become a headache blogger. I resisted, thinking that I didn’t want to complain about how I felt and didn’t have much else to offer. Besides, I didn’t think it would have any readers.

Then I tried to make an appointment with a headache specialist in Seattle. She’s the kind of neurologist that you go to when no other treatments work. You have to send your records and “apply.” There was a six month wait to see her.

I couldn’t believe that there were so many people in the Seattle area who have headaches bad enough to “qualify” to see this specialist that her schedule was so backed up. Realizing that many other people suffer like I do was heartbreaking.

Then I recognized what I have to offer: the knowledge that none of us are alone. Turns out that almost everyone who e-mails tells me that they appreciate the blog for that very reason.

Thank you for being a reader. Even though I don’t personally exchange messages with all of you, know that each of you is the reason for The Daily Headache. If I had a magic wand to cure you all, I’d use it in a heartbeat. Since that’s not possible, I’ll focus on the healing power of shared experiences.

5 Responses to Happy Anniversary!

  1. katherine says:

    yay, congrats!!!
    I have an appt. for a migraine specialist and she too has a super long wait. Too many sufferers not enough medical staff.

  2. Angel says:

    Congratulations on your Blog anniversary!!!

    You and your blog are definitely a blessing to me ((((Big hugs)))))

    I had a wait like that for my current neuro. But I now have a 5 month wait for a recheck @@

    I hope that this blog gives you peace 🙂

  3. Jackie says:

    congrats! I read almost every day, even though I don’t always comment, you usally stop and make me think. And you are so right, knowing that you aren’t alone does wonders.

    Thanks for all the hard work that you have put into this blog, it’s great!!

  4. Kate says:

    Happy Belated Anniversary Kerrie!
    It’s a great blog, Kerrie. I like that you combine both your personal experience and intelligent research/information. It’s all very helpful.

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    You’re so sweet. Thanks!

    K

  5. Leslie says:

    Thanks for your blog. Could you please tell me the name of the specialist in Seattle. I think that I could use it.

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    You can find recommendations for Seattle doctors here: http://www.thedailyheadache.com/2008/07/seattle-doctors-neurologists-headache-specialists.html

    Take care,
    Kerrie

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