I had migraines for five years. I tried many of treatment and went to over fifteen doctors. After the two years flew by I realize that I need to try to move on with my life and just accept that I would just have daily headaches. I put on a brave face so my family wouldn’t ask if I was in pain or how I was feeling. I didn’t want to let them down. I wasn’t able to hide it and soon we were back visiting any doctor that we thought could help. The other major problem with the migraines was that I wasn’t able to attend school. One year I miss over five months of school and wasn’t able to go anywhere. I had to stay in my room to try sleep the pain away. When I was in school with the migraines I would plan my day out to see what class I could sleep in and not fall to far behind. The migraines stop me from doing thing in high school that I really want because I know that I wouldn’t be able to make the commitment. Now looking back I really slept my high school days away because of the pain I was in. But my life changed when one of my doctors recommend me to Dr. Chapman.
After the surgery I know right away that my life has changed. Once I was program the headaches start to go away. I have my stimulator on all the time and if I turn it off I start to get a headache right away. When I start to get a brake through headache all I have to do is to adjusted my stimulator and go on with my life. The stimulator had changed my life in many of ways. I am now going to be a able to go off to college and live a more normal life. I am able to plan thing out and not have to call and cancel events or meeting. I am able to go out and enjoy what I am doing. I don’t have to put on a fake face to try to make people believe that I am feeling just fine and that I am not in pain. I am able to sleep for longer periods of time. People who I haven’t seen in a while ask why are you smiling so much and I tell what I did and how much better I am feeling. I truly believe that my life has changed in so many ways that I haven’t even realized it yet.