Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Migraine Awareness Month #11: Twilight: My Evil Migraine Superpowers

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

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