Posted by Todd Owen (18.104.22.168) on March 11, 2000 at 09:15:18:
In Reply to: Moira, Tracy - mothers and chronic - That's Achievement posted by Don Pearson UK on March 11, 2000 at 04:23:59:
Even when not chronic, the episodics find work difficult at best. I think there one of the thing most of the CH'ers here have in common--none of us have given up the fight against the beast yet. To me the only way to end the fight against the beast is to win, a total cure (no further headaches, no medications or prophylactics necessary) being defined as a win. The only total cure (and win) I have heard of for CH is death. Needless to say right now I'm still fighting.
While I can't work to my full potential while in the middle of a CH attack, I tough out many an attack at work simply for the reason that once the attack is over I can go on working. I have spent many a time sitting in my office pounding my head on my desk, screaming silently at the beast. As for family, that is another story.
I too, have children. They have seen me in my darkest fights with the beast. I am fortunate to have a wife standing by my side who is understanding and helpful. At the end of the day, I have to go on to achieve things even while fighting another CH attack.
I realize now why I do fight the beast so hard. I don't fight it for me to win. I fight it so I may support my family. I fight it so that my children understand that with determination they can fight and win against anything. I think that is often the case.
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