What is hope? It comes in many forms. In that you will remember what you learned and pass your test. Or that you don’t catch that cold the person next to you has. Maybe that you sleep through the night (or that your baby does). Especially that there will be a cure for a disease. It is such a simple word but can be so complex.
Hope is defined as a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen.
People say don’t get your hopes up. You can try not to be hopeful about some things. You can even lose all hope.
When you lose all hope bad things happen. Depression can set in, you can spiral into constant negativity. You may even give up on life in general.
Hope brings about emotions both happy and sad. Happy because you are excited about what may happen. Sad because you did not get the desired outcome.
New found Hope!
Well, we have been hoping for a medication that will have a profound affect on the migraines. Guess what? That hope has arrived. It has arrived in the form of a new medication (Aimovig) that is NOT a pain medication. It’s something we found out about more than a year ago & have been fervently watching the news on it and praying for its release.
Having this new medication also sparks hope that it will make a profound difference. Not just for us but for everyone that suffers with migraines, cluster headaches or New Daily Persistent Headache (NDPH) and has little, if anything, that helps them. We are hopeful that it will work more quickly than they say. Although we are trying really hard not to get our hopes up for that, it’s really hard not to. We don’t expect it but are still slightly hopeful.
This medication is a once a month injection. We were told to give it 3 full months to see any changes. There is a slight possibility it could begin showing signs of helping at the 2-3 week mark. As of the writing of this post he is 4 weeks in. His 2nd injection will be in a few days. So far there are no noticeable changes. There are also no side effects so that is a huge plus. We are not disappointed, we didn’t really expect early results. We are hopeful for the 3 month time frame helping.
Where True Hope Lies!
But most of all our hope is in God. He has opened the door for us to get this new medication. My husband was put at the top of the doctors list to get this medication as soon as it was available. We are not truly placing our hope in tangible things but in that the Lord has placed those things in our path to help us.
“For I know the plans I have for you. Not to harm you but to give you hope and a future”. Jeremiah 29:11