The 12 Days of (a Migraine) Christmas

My hubs loves to make crazy words up to common songs. That’s not usually my thing, but as I sit here dealing with yet another Migraine my meds aren’t controlling well, for some reason it sounded like as much fun as a person with a Migraine can have. Right now I could use something to chuckle silently at, even if it’s tongue-in-cheek humor. So, here goes…

The 12 Days of (a Migraine) Christmas

On the first day of Christmas my Migraine gave to me – a hammer smashing the left side of my brain.

On the second day of Christmas my Migraine gave to me – 2 reasons to vomit.

On the third day of Christmas my Migraine gave to me – 3 ice water soaked pillows

On the fourth day of Christmas my Migraine gave to me – 4 indomethacin

On the fifth day of Christmas my Migraine gave to me – 5 magnesium IV’s.

On the sixth day of Christmas my Migraine gave to me – 6 family members praying

On the seventh day of Christmas my Migraine gave to me – 7 neurologists staring

On the eighth day of Christmas my Migraine gave to me – 8 friends a-helping

On the ninth day of Christmas my Migraine gave to me – 9 blankets covering me

On the tenth day of Christmas my Migraine gave to me – 10 days of missed work

On the eleventh day of Christmas my Migraine gave to me – 11 people I let down

On the twelfth day of Christmas my Migraine gave to me – 12 prayers for relief.

How do you use humor to get through an especially painful period? Do you use different things to get you through the holiday season with your mind and body intact?

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  • Amber Wertz
    5 years ago

    Since I woke up this morning with the smashy-smashy in my brain this morning, I’m feeling the “gift that keeps on giving” from my migraine. Wish I could send this one back! 🙂

  • Kittens Austin
    7 years ago

    I had a migraine on Christmas Eve…ugh.

  • Lisa Perkins
    7 years ago

    sad but true!

  • 7 years ago

    My humour usually turns dark, mostly at my expense. Or I’ll pick something completely random. It usually works for about 2 minutes

  • Lisa Morgan Stephens
    7 years ago

    Been there 🙁 nothing like Christmas “stress” to bring on the MIGRAINE!

  • Staci Gardner Carey
    7 years ago

    and it is always the letting people down that gets to me the most……

  • Georgia Slesinger
    7 years ago

    Humor has always been the best way for me to get through most painful things, including the migraines:) Thanks for posting.

  • Wendy L. Pope
    7 years ago

    I love it!

  • Nancy Bottaro
    7 years ago

    I can only laugh 🙂

  • Linda Castellano
    7 years ago

    OH! OH! OH! So true-Thank you both, Try and have a pain-free holiday!

  • Jennifer Doray
    7 years ago

    too cute and true.

  • Sarah Scott Blankenship
    7 years ago

    I think only a migraine sufferer or someone who cares for them would really see the humor in this. It’s either laugh or cry, and I prefer to laugh when I can. Thank you to you and hubby:)

  • Tiffany Farris
    7 years ago

    So true

  • Catherine Charrett-Dykes
    7 years ago

    funny and oh so not funny in the same moment! thanks hubs!

  • Delfina Pelayo
    7 years ago

    aw

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