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May Headache and Migraine Blog Carnival

May 12th, 2009

The May Headache & Migraine Disease Blog Carnival is posted at Somebody Heal Me.  Diana Lee created the carnival to provide headache patients and people who blog about headaches with opportunities to share on topics of interest and importance to us.

This month’s carnival was on the topic of “Talk about where to find support: Where do you find it & where can other migraineurs find it?” It’s a very important topic – Headache disorders and Migraine disease are very isolating and we need support! Head over to Somebody Heal Me for a lot of good reading.  Enjoy.

- Megan

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Great Poetry inspired by Pain

April 28th, 2009

I’m really impressed by the winning poems in this year’s Putting Our Heads Together Migraine and Headache Poetry Contest, over at My Migraine Connection.  I don’t impress that easily when it comes to poetry – these are an exceptionally well written bunch, lyrical, moving, interesting, sometimes funny, sometimes wacky.  I guess it’s only fair to let you know I have an honorable mention in there, but I’m not saying all this to boast.  I’m very happy to be included but I think mine is far from the best.

I’m in the midst of a not very creative Migraine at the moment – some Migraines leave me able to write eloquently and some leave me pretty wordless, you know? I guess it’s a question of which part of my brain the storm is passing over.  I’d love to be able to tell you more about what moves me in these poems, and why, but it’s beyond me right now.  Would you go read some, and come back and share your favorites with me?  I’m particularly fond of the fourth place entry, “Pain Breaks Like Teeth” by Kate Brady, which opens

Pain breaks like teeth into rice cakes all over the floor.  My pieces aren’t swept up because I haven’t cleaned in weeks.

Enjoy!

- Megan

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April Headache and Migraine Blog Carnival

April 14th, 2009

The April Headache & Migraine Disease Blog Carnival is posted at Somebody Heal Me.  Diana Lee created the carnival to provide headache patients and people who blog about headaches with opportunities to share on topics of interest and importance to us.

This month’s carnival had no set topic and garnered an interesting collection of posts.  There is a lot of good reading here.  Some of my favorites – James of Headache and Migraine News Blog gives us exciting news of a new upcoming Migraine drug.  Rosalind of Working with Chronic Illness makes some really insightful points about how to avoid and deal with errors at work resulting from your illness. Kelly of Fly with Hope has the inspiring idea of writing herself a letter to remind herself of hope when she’s in pain. And Rena of Dealing with Headaches – well, Rena, you know you always make me laugh, but this month I’ve got to say you win the Ewww award!

I don’t want to slight anyone – every entry is worth a read!  Enjoy.

- Megan

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Migraine and Headache Poetry Contest

March 22nd, 2009

The ninth annual Migraine and Headache poetry contest is going on now at MyMigraineConnection.  Teri Robert, patient advocate and Migraine expert on MyMigraineConnection.com, has kicked off the “Putting Our Heads Together” Poetry Contest. The contest seeks poetry on how Migraine disease and/or headache disorders affects your lives. You can submit up to three poems, in any style, for the contest – the more creative, the better! To enter the “Putting Our Heads Together” poetry contest, visit: Poetry Contest.

As those of us who blog on Migraine can tell you, writing is a one of many creative outlets that can help you cope with this disease. Make art out of pain, and help others find fellowship and understanding. Don’t worry if you think you’re not a poet. Poetry is painting pictures with words – hold your brush lightly, don’t think too hard, don’t force it, let it flow. Rhyme, or don’t rhyme, play with the rhythm and music of the language. I hope to see you in the contest!

- Megan

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It’s Blog Carnival Time Again

March 9th, 2009

The March 2009 Headache and Migraine Disease Blog Carnival is up at Somebody Heal Me.  There you can find links to read about a peaceful retreat for weathering a Migraine at Jasmine’s Cove, a very practical three-step approach from Diana Lee, a fantasy trip to the perfect home for Migraine sufferers hosted by yours truly, as well as a sleep apnea mystery solved from James at the Headache and Migraine News Blog, and some thoughts from CI Coach on how hard it is to keep working with chronic illness!

The Headache & Migraine Disease Blog Carnival has been created to provide both headache patients and people who blog about headaches with opportunities to share ideas on topics of particular interest and importance to us.

For the March 2009 carnival Diana Lee solicited submissions on the topic of “Advice for Creating a Migraine-Friendly Living Environment,” as well as welcoming entries of general interest to headache and migraine sufferers.  Happy Reading!

- Megan

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February Blog Carnival is Up: Sex and Migraines

February 9th, 2009

Yes, just in time for Valentine’s Day, what you’ve all been waiting for. Hop on over to Somebody Heal Me for the February 2009 Headache and Migraine Disease Blog Carnival.  To quote our host, Diana Lee:

The Headache & Migraine Disease Blog Carnival has been created to provide both headache patients and people who blog about headaches with unique opportunities to share ideas on topics of particular interest and importance to us.

This month’s carnival asks “Can Sex and Migraines Co-exist?,” says, “Tonight, Dear! I have a Headache!” as well as a number of other interesting posts on Migraines, sex, pain, and chronic illness. Please be sure to check it out!

- Megan

Red rose image courtesy of Jesslee Cuizon.

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February Headache & Migraine Disease Blog Carnival Coming Up

January 28th, 2009

Believe it or not it’s almost February. I can tell because: 1. Winter has already gone on quite long enough and it’s not even half-way over – it will be halfway over next Tuesday, on February 2nd; 2. it’s my dear husband’s birthday in two days and that means it’s my birthday in a week (on February 4th) and we’re both going to be 50 which is really ridiculously hard to accept.

So what does that have to do with the blog carnival?  Ah, well, lest you accuse me of creeping senility, I did have a point… it’s almost February, and Diana Lee gave us lots of warning for the fabulous February Headache and Migraine Disease Blog Carnival – on the Valentine’s Day appropriate theme of “S*x & Migraines: having a s3x life despite migraines, migraines caused by six, when s&x can help with migraines – anything goes! Entries are due by the end of the day on Friday, February 6th. (Notice my clever attempt to foil the spammers – I’ll let you know if it works.)  Submit your carnival posts to Diana through the form on the carnival website or directly to her e-mail – find her through Somebody Heal Me.

The February carnival will be posted on Monday, February 9th at Somebody Heal Me.

Have fun with this theme – and stay warm! BRR!

- Megan

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Grand Rounds for Women’s Health

January 27th, 2009

Every week there’s a round up of the best medical web writing, called Grand Rounds, and this week it’s being hosted by the indomitable Jenni Prokopi of Chronicbabe.  The theme this week?  “Totally Babelicious: A focus on women’s health care issues.”  As Jenni says, “There’s a ton of health information on the ‘net, but often, medical research and reporting focus more on men—so we thought it was high time the ladies got a little attention in Grand Rounds.”

Leading off is an informative and hilarious post on what to do about a common women’s issue – the lost tampon. There are posts on pregnancy, childbirth, chronic illness, tips from practitioners, advocacy and more. The Migraine contingent are represented by yours truly and my friend MJ of Rhymes with Migraine.

So please visit Chronicbabe for some great reads!

- Megan

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It’s Blog Carnival Time Again – What Keeps You Going When You’re Suffering.

January 14th, 2009

Kudos to Diana Lee who got her act together in the New Year to get the Blog Carnival out right on time – yours truly is still adjusting to a new schedule and not even getting over here to post very often, so you won’t see an entry from me in this month’s carnival! But it’s a great topic – What Keeps You Going When You’re Suffering. So pleaase head on over to Somebody Heal Me for the January edition of the Headache & Migraine Disease Blog Carnival for some great reading to keep you going. I will be heading over myself for some reads on such topics as yawning, sleeping it off, revenge, and new Migraine drugs, as well as other coping strategies! See you there!

Generally speaking, a blog carnival is a collection of links to a variety of a blogs on a central topic. The Headache & Migraine Disease Blog Carnival has been created to provide both headache and migraine disease patients and people who blog about headache disorders with unique opportunities to share ideas on topics of particular interest and importance to us. Visit the link to this month’s carnival for a collection of informative entries on the theme of What Keeps You Going When You’re Suffering.

- Megan

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Lots of Help for your Head this Holiday Season

December 8th, 2008

The December Headache and Migraine Disease Blog Carnival is posted today at Somebody Heal Me.  The indomitable Diana Lee has assembled another great line-up of posts for your reading pleasure, designed to help you make it through the holidays with a smile on your face and a song in your heart… in other words, the theme is Maximizing Your Enjoyment of the Holiday Season”.

Generally speaking, a blog carnival is a collection of links to a variety of a blogs on a central topic. The Headache & Migraine Disease Blog Carnival has been created to provide both headache patients and people who blog about headaches with unique opportunities to share ideas on topics of particular interest and importance to us.

This is the one year anniversary issue of the Headache and Migraine Disease Blog Carnival, so please head on over to Somebody Heal Me for some good holiday reading!

- Megan

Hannukah image courtesy of skpy/Scott; Christmas image courtesy of Randy son of Robert; Kwanzaa image courtesy of soulchristmas.

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