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From Chocolate & Vicodin: My Quest for Relief from the Headache that Wouldn’t Go Away by Jennette Fulda:

I was greeting guests at my book release party at a local Italian restaurant. I entertained the crowd with a smile and shoved the headache into the darkest corner of my mind. No one mentioned it, and I made sure not to bring it up. I’d stopped blogging about the headache, too, because I was sick of talking about it. I was sick of the way people tilted their heads and scrunched up their faces in sympathy when I told them about the headache. I was sick of hearing “I hope you get better soon,” because it reminded me that I might never get better, either sooner or later, and I was not ready to accept that. I was sick of people telling me what they thought was causing my headache, because they were really just telling me what had been the cause of their own headaches or their friends’ headaches. I was sick of being sick.

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