Some inspiring news developing in Providence, Rhode Island: Migraine sufferer Danielle Richardson was announced as a Public Health Hero after spending two of the four hours she was suffering a migraine explaining just how bad a migraine feels.
“I needed my roommate to get me a cold towel immediately because I was having a migraine,” Richardson recalled. “And I obviously had to explain why I needed a cold towel, which was because of my migraine. And I need it because it feels like there’s hot poison blood pulsing on the left corner of my brain.”
“I know when she has one because she very quickly expects me to not know anything about migraines and starts explaining them to me,” her current roommate, Jessica Lopez, said. “But I’ve lived with her for a year now so I know the drill.”
Danielle Richardson alone is responsible for explaining to a third of Providence’s population how bad migraines feel and how they’re not at all like headaches.
“I look mostly okay from the outside, but it feels like there are sharp painful sparks behind my eye socket and I can’t even keep down Advil, so I’m just going to have to bitch about it until people get it.”
Richardson’s public health education efforts always quicken when she is actually suffering from a migraine.
“People say they get it, but then my dad will advise me to get an essential oil diffuser or my boyfriend will say I should try blue light glasses, and that’s when I know they don’t get that the inside my brain feels on fire in a very hellish way, so I start explaining.” Richardson continued to explain.
Danielle Richardson has had to explain the severity of migraines to all of her six of her roommates, her parents, her exes, her current boyfriend, her bosses, and the regular cashier at the nearest corner store.
At press time, Danielle Richardson had recovered from her migraine but commenced tweeting about shitty her migraine was, continuing her efforts for awareness and remaining a public health hero.