It’s all in my head

People with migraine have a degraded “objective self” – that is, their “taken-for-granted notions, theories and tendencies regarding [their] human bodies, brains, and kinds” have been damaged. Sometimes people with migraine don’t even believe their own pain.

– Joanna Kempner in Not Tonight.

I remember crawling across a bathroom floor, vomiting, wondering what was wrong with me that I would go to such lengths to fake being sick.