If I were to be honest, for decades I wore guilt like a well-worn coat. Guilt that I couldn’t hang out with my friends. Guilt of not being the wife I thought I should be. Guilt about not being there for my children like other mothers. Even guilt that the things my doctors suggested weren’t helping. The list goes on and on, and I’m sure all of you who live with migraine can easily add to it!
The reality is that the guilt so many of us feel as a result of living with a chronic disease can be overwhelming. At times, even too much to handle. My guess is that many of you can relate all too well.
Guilt serves a great purpose when we’ve done something wrong, when we need to put something right. However, when it comes to living with an illness that we didn’t cause and don’t want there is NOTHING GOOD about guilt!