Recently, we held an empowering LIVE event within our community filled with tools to set us up for a healthy mindset, clean out our emotional closet and rebalance our wheel of life. When living with chronic illness it is imperative to surround ourselves with those who promote the good in us simply because the physical struggle can be overwhelming on any given day. Often times, these days can turn into weeks or even months.
What’s your true Love?
We were recently contacted by a represented working with the Diamond Headache Clinic, the oldest and largest headache center, who put together a presentation about different types of migraine headaches and symptoms in children.
Happy Warrior Wednesday!
We are extremely honored to be nominated for three (3) awards this year with WEGO Health. Last year I was a Finalist. If you would like to endorse Glitter Queens Global, simply click the badge below. You may also go the entire list of nominees for further endorsements. Many thanks to WEGO Health for all that you do for our Patient Leaders and Influencers. We look forward to an amazing year.
Last year we added a very special component to Glitter Queens Global; our blog. This blog is dedicated to all warriors. Here we share our journey's, stories, poetry writings, thoughts, educational material and any information that we can find in hopes to spread awareness and to advocate for all chronic illness(es). Warrior Wednesday began and a hashtag populated to garner further awareness for debilitating chronic illness(es). Many have sent in their stories which have been blogged and shared on social media. Thank you to all who have walked with us through our journey and continue to do so. We will begin sharing the stories that remain and hope you will continue to spread awareness with us.
Thank you, Cheryl, for sharing your journey with us. We are sending you all of our love and support.
New year, new groove or was it? I woke up this morning with a migraine so intense that I was fully prepared to head to the ER and I began to run through my script, "Why are you here, ma'am?" or "What do you normally use for your migraines?" and the usual "Did you eat anything that may have triggered your migraines?" as if to imply I brought this upon myself and am now wasting their time. I decided I would battle this out at home because I was in no mood to deal with the condescending glances of yet another physician who may have marked my chart as a potential drug seeker and I most definitly was not subjecting myself to harsh treatment or being berated by someone who has never experienced that pain of a migraine let alone a simple headache. Thankfully, a twenty-four hour pharmacy was able to find one refill of my migraine medication and by 3 0'clock I was feeling somewhat "human" again.
When we live with #chronicillness of any kind, we often encounter negativity from the outside world. Often times our families dismiss our illness or fail to even educate themselves of our struggles. Our friends who were once by our side during our days of #health have seemed to slip away while we spend countless hours in and out of doctors' offices, hospitals and institutions seeking answers or being subjected to myriad of tests, scans and the like. Even our own physicians tend to waiver from "hopeful" to "passive" as they run out of either attempted diagnoses or treatment options depending upon our cases. Support groups can either be a blessing or a curse and come with rules or restraints that some find cumbersome. Most have made beautiful friendships that have aided them in their journeys and have gained much knowledge otherwise unfound even in their own physician appointments.