Friday, June 14, 2013

Migraine Awareness Month #14: Letters to Julia: A Thank You Note to Batman

Today's writing prompt is to write a thank you note to someone who has helped you.  

I am so blessed to have so many people in my life who have helped me along the way, and who continue to help me, that it's difficult to decide who to write to.  There is my husband, who is by my side helping me cope every single day, my parents who provide all kinds of support when we need it, my brother who steps in every time we need him to, my friends--my wonderful friends who just roll with it even though I drop in and out of their lives as the migraines allow.  Then there are my doctors, who are doing everything they can to help, thinking outside the box, trying new things, allowing me to call repeatedly with ideas and complaints. Who do you pick?

Well, I know who deserves a great big thank you and he doesn't let me thank him very often.  For the sake of this writing, we'll call him Batman--and he knows who he is.  I call him Batman because I text him, and like I've sent the Bat Signal, not long after he comes to the rescue.  Or I can call him, and sure enough, before too long he comes to the rescue.  He's the Batman.  Or Dr. Batman.  Either way.

I want to thank Batman for keeping me sane, or as close to it as anyone can given these monstrous migraines I face on a daily basis.  Thank you, Batman, for making yourself available to me in a way that you don't have to, but that has probably saved my life at least a few times, if not more.  Thank you for caring so much about your patients, and for going above and beyond the call of duty.

Thank you for believing that I can be something when I grow up.  Thank you for believing that I will beat these monsters and that I will have a future, even when I can't believe any of that for myself.  Thank you for reminding me that without migraines, I am a beautiful person with a bright future and that someday, we will reach that future.

Thank you for letting me call you when I am at my lowest points so that you can tell me all this stuff.  So that you can remind me what my other doctors plans are and I can take my meds like I am supposed to and I can sleep my way out of the funk that I am in.  Thank you for that.

Thank you for all of the above and so much more that I just can't put into words properly.  Thank you for being the kind person you are, for your "special heart", and just for being you.



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