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Saturday, December 2, 2017

Journey to Pain Relief: GoFundMe

I'm making my way through each day. Pain may not kill a person, but it can drive them in one way or another. For me, it pushes me to do what I can on the days I'm feeling better. They don't seem often enough. I've started having headaches every day or every other day. And they often reach migraine status. The pain goes from inside my head all the way down my neck, and finally, into my shoulders and the spinal section between them. Then there is the constant feeling of being off-balanced. A lightheadedness that makes me feel as though my head isn't attached to my body. I'm uncertain in each step. I jokingly told my husband, I just bounce off the walls - back and forth - until I reach my destination. He didn't see the humor in it... Lastly, I'm experiencing a rise in the  tingling sensations in my hands. They switch off, but at least one usually has this feeling at any given time. 

Some of my husband's family gave him some money recently. A gift. He was talking about things we could use part of it for. Either towards a new mattress or maybe a new pillow that supports my neck better. He even thought maybe a massage to loosen up the neck tension would be helpful. This last one seemed pretty good to me. If we are able, that's what I'll do next week when he can help with the baby. I think this might ease the pain and with less tension, the headaches will lighten up. 


He still wants me to leave the GoFundMe campaign going. I'll be perfectly honest, I feel as though it may have been a lost cause. I've received 2 donations so far. And both have been from my younger sister. I teased her about funding my next medical procedure singlehandedly. Sadly, if that were the case, I won't be getting another procedure for at least 8 years. I'm thinking now just isn't the time. Everyone is pouring money into Christmas gifts. And if not that, then they are like us. Broke. Everything coming in goes towards bills. Especially with the economy as it is. Still, he encourages me to keep it active and have hope. 

That is why I have decided to post this and ask for a favor. Even if you can't donate, I am asking you for two other things. If you are spiritual, please pray. I don't hope for miracles. I believe they are possible. Just not for me. But maybe pray that I have less pain. And secondly, please share it. Just maybe someone out there can help. If not, at least I can say I tried.

34 comments:

  1. Migrene pain is nothing fun, my husbands suffers from it, so I know what you are going through. There is no actual medication to really help it, for some Aspirin works a bit, or a cup of coffee. Stay strong!
    Daria
    https://www.californiachic.net/single-post/2017/11/29/Downton-Abbey-The-Exhibition

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    1. It really can be the worse pain. Excedrin often helps, but the side effects are terrible.

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  2. I hate that you are suffering so. You are loved. Prayers will be said. God is always good. And your little sister is a good person. She has so little but she wanted to share. Remember the widow in the Bible who had so little gave her only penny away. It is love of our fellow man that moves us.

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    1. I love you too. Bek is an amazing little sister. I love her dearly.

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  3. I feel the same way when I'm experiencing migraine and its terrible pain that even light can add more to the suffering. All my prayers are with you, God bless you with healing.

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    1. Light and sound do cause more pain when the migraine is at its peak. Thank you!

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  4. i hope it doesn't last long, one of my workmates suffers from migraine and says it's horrible, she cannot even leave her house

    xx
    www.malibluemymind.com

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    1. The migraines are caused by spinal injuries and deformities. I need to have treatment in order to get that fixed to stop the migraines.

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  5. I have seen many friends around me suffering from it and it is not an easy thing to manage and get over it.

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  6. I'm sorry to hear you are still suffering so badly, I really hope it improves too. Is there anything a doctor can do to help? Maybe its worth checking out to see if theres a cause. Your husband is so so sweet for his suggestions, I hope they will help you.

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    1. A doctor will be able to help, if I can get the funds for the treatments and possibly surgery. He is very sweet and so helpful.

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  7. I'm so sorry you are in pain. I hope you feel better soon. It's great you have support from your hubby in any way

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  8. I'm sorry to hear you are still suffering the pain. I have seen one of my relative suffering from it and it is not an easy thing to manage and get over it. Did you saw any expert doctors?

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    1. I have seen doctors about it. They want to do surgery or some other treatments. However, I don't have the money to do so.

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  9. Wow. So sorry that you are going through something like this. I will definitely keep you in my prayers. May God place a blessing of healing over your body and life.

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  10. May God help you overcome this problem without much stress. Don't worry. I believe by promoting this post, you can get help.

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  11. I'm sorry to hear you are suffering. I wish I could help you. I have lived with pain everyday of my life for about 20 years now, and it is debilitating. I don't carry a normal life and I'm always exhausted. I understand what you go through and I wish you can find a relief to your pain soon.

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    1. Thank you! And may you too find peace to your suffering soon.

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  12. I'm sorry to hear you are suffering from migraine so badly, I really hope it improves too. My friend is also going through the same and I know how it feels.

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  13. I hope you are relieved from your pain soon. Maybe drinking warm tea, and using essentials oils will help?

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    1. I do drink chamomile tea too. I also sleep with a heating pad and often shower or bathe right before sleeping in the hopes it will give me some relief.

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  14. I know a lot of people who suffer from migraines and it seems so awful. I hope you find a remedy soon.

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  15. Omg! I can’t relate with this anymore than I did! I used to think migraine pain was nothing and then discovered the real feeling of a migraine recently. Boy oh boy, so damn painful! I suffer from cluster migraines and it is painful.

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    1. Migraines of all sorts are painful. They are also dangerous. And there are so many causes to them, that it makes it difficult to fix.

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  16. It's sucks that you have to go through all of this. I hope you will get the money or that you'll find alternative. I will pray for you.

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  17. I hope you feel better soon! This struggle is something a strong person like you can definitely conquer!

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    1. Thank you, Marie! It helps having others have faith in my strength.

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