Friday, July 22, 2011

Michele Bachman News Reveals Surprising Truths

It took me a couple days of serious thought and research as I agonized over how to blog at about the media's take on Michele Bachmann's Migraine issues.  I already had a Migraine myself which will often remove the filter from my brain to my mouth.  Getting frustrated over the insinuations, misinformation and just plain junk "reporting" on the issue only served to make things worse.  I was afraid if I wrote what was really going through my head, it might get me in trouble.  o.0

As I read the comments on my Facebook page as well as and many of the bloggers who I follow, it became clear that there were a few things Migraineurs needed to get straight with the society we live in. The more people talk about this issue, the more obvious it becomes that there are some seriously unsavory truths that are being revealed, not just in our society as a whole, but in the Migraine community as well.  Some of these are truths I have not yet seen addressed by anyone else, yet scream out to be heard.

Here is my blog post: Michele Bachmann News Accidentally Reveals Hidden Truths

I know that this post could be written about any number of different diseases or conditions.  That is precisely why I wrote it as I did.  I am a blogger, not a journalist (despite the fact that this post made the #7 spot for Google News this morning).  I call 'em as I see 'em, and that's just what I did.

In it, I included a call to action.  Why?  Because the Migraine community as a whole is exhausted and in pain.  They're tired enough that 90% of them wait for someone else to write their legislators, write a blog post, comment on an article or even discuss these important issues online in any kind of a public manner.   This is a huge issue in the media right now however, and hay must be made when the sun shines.

Migraineurs are the ones who have the most to lose with all the insinuations and misinformation haunting the news as of late.  If we don't care enough about ourselves and each other to stand up for ourselves, then we'd better not expect anyone else to either.

Now is the time to either fish or cut bait.

What will you do??

Monday, July 11, 2011

Do You Have Questions About Social Security Disability?

I laughed and said that I was too sick to be disabled

I'm often asked if I'm on disability for all my health concerns.  The fact is, I am not.  I looked into it and into unemployment when I lost my job years ago, but was so sick and overwhelmed that I just cried, got depressed and figured it was beyond my capacity.  I laughed that I was too sick to be disabled.  If I only knew then what I know now!

Chronic Pain Health Activist Marla Martindale has a blogtalk radio show that is well worth checking into from time to time.  Today she's invited me to her show to be held July 12, 2pm EST.  The topic is: Questions about Social Security Disability, and her guest tomorrow is Karl Kazmierczak, Esq. a Board Certified Social Security Disability Specialist licensed by the National Board of Social Security Disability Advocacy. Karl has been practicing law in New Jersey since 1997.  I asked her if I might share this information with others here at WEGO Health and elsewhere, and she excitedly agreed.

I don't know if I'll be able to make it myself, but I hope other Health Activists will have the time to stop by.  Feel free to contact her or her Facebook Event page and ask any questions you might have for her guest.  This could be a life changing event for someone you know.  I hope you'll consider sharing it in your communities...