Today was B-DAY!
No, not my birthday (that was two weeks ago). It was time for another dose of Botox to treat my migraines.
For the past 21 months, I have been having Botox injected in to my head, neck and shoulder to help control my migraines. Every 12 weeks, I visit my Neurologist and he stabs me approximately 40 times with a syringe full of Botox.
The migraines are the result of an accident I had 11 years ago.
Although the treatment isn’t working as well as I hoped it would, I have gone from having migraines 3-5 days every week (yes, every single week, since 2002) to only 1 or 2 a week. This may not sound that good to you but believe me, it’s much better than before.
It’s hard being mum to two small children and always being sick. My daughter used to ask what was wrong with me when I didn’t have a migraine (which broke my heart).
Sometimes I feel like my kids miss out on doing things because of my condition, and it makes me feel guilty. They are such great kids and they always TRY to be on their very best behaviour when they know mummy is sick.
I am eternally thankful for the support of my husband, family and friends, who are there for me when I’m struggling.
You can read more about my treatments here.