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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Cindy McCain--Migraine's New Spokeswoman

My boss sent me this article last week and I was really excited about it.

Generally speaking, I'm not a Cindy McCain fan. But in this circumstance, Cindy McCain may actually make a great spokesperson for the cause. She may have enough sway with the powers that be to actually accomplish her goals, which is very exciting. Her goals seem pretty lofty...but in this case I think it's a good thing. We need someone like her to get the word (and the money) to the right people. Migraine research and treatment are long overdue for some more attention. I truly hope Mrs. McCain can be the one to help the cause take that leap.

When I was so disabled by my headaches last year, I talked to several people about the possibility of going on medical disability for them since I could not seem to keep up a full time work schedule. It turns out that unfortunately it's nearly impossible to get disability assistance for simply having migraines. I think it's because unless you have them, most people don't understand the severity of these types of headaches. And because there are so may causes for them. That makes them harder to classifiy that most other medical afflictions. But sufferers know just how dibilitating they can be, how they can affect your life. It's time for the decision-makers to pay attention to that and change accordingly.

So I say "go Cindy!" I only wish it wouldn't have taken you so long to take some action. Oh well, better late than never, I suppose.

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