We tell doctors, when you hear hoof beats, think horses not zebras. But when it's not a horse, and it's not a zebra, have a little humility and faith of heart. You just may be hearing a unicorn.
I call myself a Medical Unicorn because I have a disease that, as of 2003, there were only 336 cases known. I was diagnosed in 2008. As such, I use the Unicorn as my profile picture. My purpose here is to take the suffering I've been through and turn it into something good. The unicorn's horn was imbued with certain powers, and one of them was healing. I have been able to experience a great amount of healing by sharing my thoughts with you here.
And through my participation on line, I was even able to meet another unicorn like me---a woman with my same disease! Someone I could talk to and compare notes with... it was truly a miracle meeting her. She has been such a blessing in my life, and is truly a beautiful soul. And more than that, we've been able to completely validate one another's symptoms. What we have, we share in how it's manifesting. We have the same chronic pain. We have the same chronic migraines... it's been such a relief to be able to say, "Okay... it's not just me! It is the disease."
She is my Unicorn Sister.