A Make-Believe Migraine Weapon – Die Hard

Migrane Awareness Month

The prompt / topic for day 18 of the Migraine and Headache Awareness Month Blog Challenge is: Die Hard: “Now I have a machine gun. Ho, ho, ho”: Devise a make-believe weapon to blast Migraine/Headache Disorders out of your life.

Did you love the “Die Hard” moves? I did because the bad guys always got it in the end, and that just seems right. So, a weapon to blast Migraines? Yes! Let’s think about this. What are the requirements for such a weapon?

  • Well, first of all, it has to be purple since that’s our awareness color.
  • It has to be light and easy enough to handle, BUT it still has to look like a true kick-butt weapon.
  • It absolutely has to blast the entire Migraine, not just the pain.

Let’s go a bit futuristic with this. I see a gun-style weapon, somewhat like a science fiction ray gun. It’s purple with lots of chrome colored titanium (titanium is very light weight). Since Migraines can affect the entire body, a blast from this gun works when it hits any part of the body. It fires a purple ray that, instead of penetrating the body, envelopes the body in an odorless purple cloud that hides the body for 15 seconds. During that 15 seconds, the cloud gradually dissipates, and as it does, it relieves all the Migraine symptoms and does not leave the Migraineur with even the tiniest bit of postdrome. The cloud from the ray leaves the Migraineur feeling well and refreshed, and it somehow also leaves them freshly bathed and ready to resume their life.

As a secondary purpose, when fired at someone who doesn’t have Migraines and doesn’t understand, the weapon would give them an instant five-minute Migraine, complete with postdrome, so they’ll be more sympathetic and understanding in the future.

What kind of weapon would you develop? Please post a comment below and tell us!

Learn more about the 2013 MHAM Blog Challenge and other MHAM events by visiting: 2013 Migraine & Headache Awareness Month Information Page

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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