I’ve Recieved the Liebster Award

Posted: November 6, 2013 in Health, Humor, Migraine, Uncategorized, Writing
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I am happy to announce that I am a newly minted recipient of the Liebster Award, having been nominated by the blog Chronic!, as well as by ladymigraine. I’d like to thank both of them for their support and positive embrace, and encourage you to take a look at their blogs.

Info About the “Liebster Award”

The Liebster Award, or “the favorite blog award”, is an internet-based award that is given to bloggers by other bloggers. In Germany, the word “liebster” has the same meaning as “favorite, beloved, or dearest.” This award is primarily given to blogs that have less than 200 followers. That way, it helps the blogger with being more known to the world as well as giving the blogger the opportunity to learn about more amazing bloggers.

My 10 Questions and Answers from Chronic

1. What is the most challenging thing in your life right now?

Other than dealing with chronic pain, my biggest challenge is probably dealing with my next relocation. It will be the first one since my pain has gone 24/7, and these relocations are extremely stressful. I’m not sure how I’ll deal with that.

2. What made you decide to write your Blog?

I have a lot to say, and I’m very isolated, because my pain requires me to stay indoors most of the time. I thought a blog would be a good way to release my frustrated creativity in a positive way.

3. Do you feel like your Doctor listens to you?

My Primary Care Provider (PCP) is very responsive, and I like her very much. She pulls no punches. But finding a good neurologist in my area hasn’t been easy. I actually tried one that said, “I don’t really believe in medicine. I think it should be a last resort. A migraine should just come on, hurt for a while, and then go away by itself.” I couldn’t believe it. I told him it would be great if that happened, but since my migraines never ever go away, I’ll just keep taking my preventatives, thank you very much.

4. If Time and Money were no object (you have plenty) what would you be doing differently?

I’m fortunate enough that we live comfortably, financially, but time is an issue if I’d like to do anything with my husband. If that were no object, I’d love to travel Europe with him, visiting all the historic churches, museums, etc.

5. Do you believe that Everything Happens for a Reason?

Absolutely. I don’t believe in luck, and I don’t believe in coincidence. Neither do I believe in fate. I believe God has a plan for us, and we can either cooperate with it, or we can make different choices. And then, He will create a new plan.

6. Who is most helpful to you in your current life?

My husband. I know for certain that without him, I’d have given up on life because of this pain a very long time ago. He is my best friend. His strength is unwavering.

7. Who is your favorite author?

Stephen King. I remember finding books in our high school library back in the 80’s, and telling friends, “Hey, if you like Stephen King, you should really check out these Richard Bachman books!” And when it was revealed many years later that they were the same person, I just laughed. I knew it!

8. If you could see anyone (dead or alive) who would you go see right now?

I’m not into celebrity, so no movie stars or athletes, or anyone like that. And I think everyone with a religious faith would say, “God!” But from His point of view, that’s probably the ultimate, “Ain’t nobody got time fo’ dat!” Can you imagine the line? So, I think I’d say nobody. Either I will see the deceased in the afterlife, or I won’t. And I can see the living right now.

9. Do you have a favorite quote? If so, what is it?

“Saying, ‘My country, right or wrong,’ is like saying, “My mother, drunk or sober.'” – GK Chesterton

10. What is the Most Important thing in your life right now?

Wow. This is going to sound pathetic, but I can’t put my finger on an answer to that. This relocation will be a big deal, but I wouldn’t say it’s the most important.


  1. Love, love, love your answers!!! Excellent job!

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