Today's writing prompt is from the movie Twilight: What power of a vampire or werewolf would you like to have to cope with Migraine or another Headache Disorder?
Perhaps I don't know enough about vampires and werewolves, but I know more about how Migraines already give me powers similar to them than I know of their powers I would like to have. That was an awkward sentence and I hope it makes sense.
For instance, werewolves can see at night, and hear and smell things from a great distance when tracking their prey. Migraines give me what I call evil superpowers. The palest light hurts my eyes, so I can see things in the near dark as if it were daylight, and I can smell the faintest smells as if you were holding them right under my nose. Noises, forget-a-bout-it. I can hear things from far away as if they were in my room. The faintest noise, the weedeater 3 doors down, seems like it's coming for me. The TV in the next room, seems as if it's blaring. I don't make a big deal of it because it's unfair to others, but it's just how it is.
Vampires shun the light. It hurts my heart that I have to avoid the sunlight the way I do now. I was what you would call a sun-worshipper as a young person. I am smarter than that now, and scared of skin cancer, but I would love a convertible car. I realized though, that I can't even use my sunroof in my current car midday because the sun hurts me shining through it. I would love to spend more time in my parent's pool. I would love to spend more time on the boat with my brother and his kids. It's just not possible when you are in one phase or another of a migraine most the time. My eyes are SO sensitive all the time. I never leave the house without a couple pairs of sunglasses handy, one to wear and one in case I break or leave the other pair somewhere. This is something about migraines that I truly just hate. The light sensitivity. We live in the bat cave. Our shades are always drawn and curtains always pulled across the windows. Our bedroom is a cave. I am happy my husband doesn't crave sunlight or I would be in trouble.
I know I am straying from the prompt, but I truly don't know enough about werewolves and vampires to know what powers they possess that I would like to have to cope or combat this dreadful disease. The one thing I am aware of from the movie Twilight is that the vampires sparkle in the sun. They don't have to shun the sunlight as do vampires in other vampire movies. I would love to be able to be in the sun again and to sparkle at that! One of the things I miss most about my pre-migraine life, other than not living in pain and being able to earn money, is the sun. Sparkling would just be a bonus. :-)
June, Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, is dedicated to Unmasking the Mystery of Chronic Headache Disorders. The Migraine and Headache Awareness Month Blog Challenge is issued by FightingHeadacheDisorders.com