After finally curing my daily migraine of 20 years there are many things I can be grateful for going into 2019. My chronic illness journey began in 1995 and I never thought I would ever be able to say I no longer suffer from daily migraines. I never thought I would have one day without a migraine let alone months. I can’t believe I don’t need my neuro-stimulator implant anymore and I’m considering having it removed. I took control of my health. I educated myself on what my body needed. I decided myself what treatments, supplements and detoxing methods were best for me.
In 2013, I was grateful for my implant and I still am today. It gave me 80% relief of the daily pain since I had it implanted. I knew it was not a cure but at the time and I was told there is no cure for migraine. I believed that for 20 years and now I know that is not true. See my list of possible causes here.
Migraine is a symptom.
I’m grateful that a cure was possible and I did it! I’m grateful that I researched and researched. I’m grateful that I was diagnosed with Lyme, Bartonella, Babesia, CIRS due to mold and more in 2015 because it got me to where I am today. No more daily migraines! I went from having 365 days a year with a migraine to about 20 in 2018. WOW! That’s incredible! I went for 20 years not knowing a day without pain. And now I have had so many pain free days it’s almost unbelievable.
- I am grateful that I healed most all my Lyme symptoms in 2017.
- I am grateful I was able to travel with my husband to Germany for treatment.
- I am grateful for my amazing, supportive husband who is the FUN one in the house.
- I am grateful my husband is home most of the time. Young retiree.
- I am grateful we get to spend every day together.
- I am grateful for my beautiful dog and crazy cat.
- I am grateful for my supportive and really helpful Sister.
- I am grateful my brother who told me I probably have Lyme several years ago.
- I’m grateful for my occasional outings with friends.
- I am grateful that I learned the truth that migraines are a symptom of something.
- I am grateful for the internet and all the information.
- I am grateful for the online Lyme and chronic illness community. Knowing you are not alone in your journey keeps you going.
- I am grateful that there are many causes to migraines and I determined mine.
- I am grateful I don’t need my implant anymore.
- I am grateful that chronic migraine can be cured.
- I am grateful for my attendance at the DNRS program in March.
- I am grateful that my brain is Neuroplastic.
- I am grateful for my DNRS buddy Theresa and the almost daily phone calls.
- I am grateful for Theresa’s love, friendship, support and accountability.
- I am grateful I no longer need IV’s.
- I am grateful that DNRS is healing my mold illness (CIRS)
- I am grateful I no longer take any prescription drugs.
- I am grateful that I lost 40lbs after going off all prescription drugs. WOW!
- I am grateful I was able to buy my own ozone machine to do my own treatments at home.
- I am grateful for my personal ozone expert, Liz (oh wait, I mean Zil, inside joke)
- I am grateful for Zil’s love, laughter, friendship, expertise, patience and willingness to train me on how to use my ozone machine.
- I am grateful my brain is now functioning so well I was able to absorb all the training.
- I am grateful that Zil and I can discuss anything relating to our bodies and laugh at the same time.
- I am grateful for all the treatments, supplements and detoxing stuff I did and still do that got me here today and are keeping me healthy.
- I am extremely grateful that that got rid of my daily migraine of 20 years.
Going forward into 2019:
Using DNRS I now constantly tell myself the following:
- I am happy.
- I am healthy.
- Every cell in my body is healed.
- All body systems are beautifully balanced and working amazing together.
- All the organs in my body are healed.
- I am strong.
- My brain is functioning amazing.
- I am proud of myself.
- I am not giving up.
- Neuroplasticity will rewire my brain and I will heal completely.
- The DNRS program works.
- I fall asleep each night so easily.
- I wake up each morning fully rested and energized to start my day.
- I live in the present moment.
- 2019 is going to be a year full of fun adventures.
- I love my amazing, beautiful and wonderful life with my husband!
There are many CAUSES to Migraine.
So if you are a #migrainewarrior, know the following:
- There is a cause to your migraines and you can possibly cure them.
- No, I am not talking about triggers. Triggers are different than causes. You can eliminate all triggers and still suffer. So determine the cause(s).
- There is a cause to every symptom in your body and don’t accept “no known cause” as an answer. Keep searching for the cause(s).
- Migraine is a symptom and should not be considered neurological disease that must be managed by abortive and/or preventative medications. You can call it a disease but still ask and determine what is causing this disease. If I figured it out after 20 years so can you.
- Migraines may be inherited or considered genetic but there is still a cause because some of them pass from mom to baby.
So what are you in the chronic illness community grateful for?
There is always something to be grateful for!