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.