Veronica With Four Eyes

Tag: chronic migraines

My Experience With Botox

My Experience With Botox

When I first started seeing my current neurologist in 2015, they recommended that I try Botox to help with my chronic migraines. Their hope was that the injections would lessen the severity of my migraines, or at least give me less headache days a month. […]

To My Chiari Malformation On Its Sixth Birthday

To My Chiari Malformation On Its Sixth Birthday

Dear Chiari Malformation, You came into my life six years ago now, when I suddenly developed a constant pain in the back of my head. I was a freshman in high school, and coincidentally it was Chiari Malformation Awareness Month, but I didn’t know that- […]

How Do People With Low Vision…Take School Pictures?

How Do People With Low Vision…Take School Pictures?

Every year, students participate in school picture day at least once, where they have their photos taken for the yearbook, student IDs, graduation, and more. Here are some of my tips for having your picture taken when you have low vision. Do not remove your […]

How I’m Managing My Back Pain This Semester

How I’m Managing My Back Pain This Semester

I have a chronic illness called Chiari Malformation (read more about that here) that causes chronic pain all over my body, focusing on my back, shoulders, neck, and head. Back pain is fairly common for college students, so I decided to put together a list […]

Explaining Chiari Malformation in Seven Words or Less

Explaining Chiari Malformation in Seven Words or Less

Having an uncommon brain condition called Chiari Malformation, I am used to frequently explaining what it is and how it affects me on a day to day basis. Below, I have written twenty-five different summaries of life with Chiari Malformation, all in seven words or […]

How I Explain Chiari Malformation

How I Explain Chiari Malformation

Before I get to today’s post, I have been working on a redesign of my website the last few days that incorporates easier navigation, more pictures, and the color purple, for Chiari Malformation and migraine awareness. ¬†While a lot of things are looking great, I’m […]

Photosensitivity in the Classroom

Photosensitivity in the Classroom

This post is dedicated to Mr. S, who will never see a flashing light or a light switch the same way again. In November 2011, two months into my freshman year of high school, I began getting chronic migraines, with one of the triggers being […]

Two of Everything: My Life with Double Vision

Two of Everything: My Life with Double Vision

Following John McCain’s diagnosis of glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer, a lot more people have been asking me about how double vision is managed, as glioblastoma can cause vision problems such as double and blurred vision, as well as a variety of other symptoms. […]

How To Create A Disability Services File

How To Create A Disability Services File

I chose what college I was going to attend during my junior year of high school, a year before I even submitted my application (read more about how I made my choice here). The Office of Disability Services was/is very welcoming and answered all of […]