Friday, January 4, 2008

Migraine Plan 2008

With the New Year here, I’ve been working on what I’m calling “The New and Improved Migraine Plan for 2008.” I can't say that these are resolutions, but more like a plan of attack on this beast that has invaded my life. I made a migraine plan for last year, and although I accomplished some of it, most of the results were less than stellar.

What I’ve done so far is begin to organize my migraine files. Instead of having just one big file labeled “Migraine,” I’ve divided it into sub-categories like Drugs, Inspirations, Doctors, Alternative Treatments, Migraine Articles, Migraine Chick Blogging, etc… This way I can find information a lot quicker.

Other things I want to do this year are find an actual headache specialist and a decent, caring, primary care doctor.

I’m going to keep a migraine diary for an entire year in lengthy detail. I’ve done it before but only for a few months.

I want to learn to meditate, which I’ve mostly been doing through podcasts so far.

Since my creative writing has crashed and burned because of my migraines, I think I’m going to try to write some essays about living with chronic pain. In addition, I want to keep up with my haiku writing, blogging, and maybe try to write some more book reviews. Anything to keep my brain going.

Is anyone else making a 2008 Migraine Plan, and if so, what kind of things do you have listed?

3 comments:

Emily said...

my migraine plan this year is to try acupunture and biofeedback, and to go to one of the big headache clinics; mayo or diamond or jefferson....

we will see how it goes!

andrea said...

My migraine plan includes resolving sleep issues.

Another migraine-related post today:
http://qw88nb88.wordpress.com/2008/01/05/its-not-just-me/

andrea

deborah said...

you know, it's not a bad idea. I used to keep a journal, maybe I'll start another one. thanks