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My Story…

My Story

In Sept of 2019, I suddenly got the worst headache of my life. I ended up in the emergency room due to not being able to deal with the pain. I was unable to lift my head, I was extremely nauseous and had a throbbing pain in my neck and down my back. I ended up having an emergency lumbar puncture to check for meningitis. It was negative… All the imaging and blood work I had came back normal. Who knew that would be the first day of my medical journey. 

I was desperate for answers, multiple emergency room visits & hospital admissions, trying almost every medicine available and just nothing was working. I even tried some FDA-cleared medical devices for relief. 

I was diagnosed with intractable migraine without aura and with status migrainosus. That means a severe migraine that has continued for greater than 72 hours and has not responded to usual therapies for migraine.

One thing that I want you to know is that migraine affects your entire body, and your entire life in more ways than you can imagine. I don't just have head pain. I have many symptoms that affect my daily life. 

I am very thankful to have received a referral to Jefferson Headache Center to receive inpatient ketamine infusions. They have been successful in treating my condition to a tolerable level of pain. I have to go for infusions usually every 6-7 months but it is worth it for the amount of relief I get.

Please consider supporting me in my two-mile walk for migraine research & fellowship training at Jefferson Headache Center. I am forever grateful for the relief that they have given me.

Recent donors

Donation date Donor name Donation amount
Jun 03 Facebook Fundraiser Doug K - Facebook Fundraiser Donations through 5/31/23 ( $200.00
Jun 03 Facebook Fundraiser Facebook Fundraiser Donations through 5/31/23 ( $25.00
May 10 Desiree Meadows, Pampered Chef Director Appreciate you, Doug! $54.10
May 01 Facebook Fundraiser Facebook Fundraiser Donations through 4/26/23 ( $30.00
Apr 19 Anonymous $107.35
Apr 18 Various Undisclosed amount
Apr 18 Dave Undisclosed amount
Apr 18 Social Media Undisclosed amount
Apr 14 Facebook Fundraiser Facebook Fundraiser Donations through 4/11/23 ( $300.00
Apr 14 Facebook Fundraiser Facebook Fundraiser Donations through 4/11/23 ( $305.00