Human nature all too often seems to be slanted towards seeing what is missing and the negative. We see what still needs to be done. We take note of what is lacking. We see the glass as half empty rather than half full. For some people, that is their general outlook on life. However, for those who live with migraine, it’s a little bit more complex than that.
We are all too painfully aware of the undeniable lack of funding dedicated to research for this disease. We have to live with the reality of a stunning shortage of certified headache specialists. Stigma frequently raises its ugly head from those who do not understand. Stigma creates challenges in education, healthcare, employment, family, and society as a whole. However, sometimes it can be helpful to STOP – to look back, and to see just how far we have come. It’s actually quite amazing!