Posted by George O. Jacox on September 09, 1998 at 09:55:43:
In Reply to: If this is just the beginning I'm not sure how long I can keep fighting. posted by Jonathan Poulter on September 08, 1998 at 11:49:24:
Good morning, Jonathon.
>I'll stop rambling now, I'm sure you all have enough to deal with your own headaches
without hearing a self-pitying 26 year waffle on about a short 6 years.
I'm one of those whose headaches have lasted many years--31. In early days, the cycles came six months apart. Now they're two years apart. I've always been episodic. I have always been fearful of what life might be like if the headaches didn't stop. You're having a far worse time of it than I've had--chronic cluster headaches are a different order of beast than episodic ones.
Far from being self-pitying, I found your note an indication of the strength of your character--the character of a person fighting a terrible and lonely battle half a world away, who struggles with a demon every day in an endless dark war against pain and despair that I cannot imagine.
My best wishes to you. I know the thoughts and support of all of us here go out to you. Perservere--you're no longer alone.
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