Die Hard

Today’s Prompt: “Now I have a machine gun. Ho, ho, ho!” Devise a make-believe weapon to blast Cluster Headaches out of your life.


When I read today’s prompt, this was not the Die Hard quote that came to mind. I was really thinking of something like this…

“Yippee-ki-yay….”

I can’t finish the quote. I’d be breaking my own rules. But we all know how to finish it, right?

That’s the attitude I have when I get hit with a cluster attack.

I also have a tendency to say, “So that’s how you want to play it, huh? Alright then, let’s roll!”

I don’t think there is a weapon appropriate enough to blast a cluster attack. Cluster attacks are best fought in bare knuckles, hand-to-hand combat. This is brutal warfare. Anything “high tech” would trivialize it. When I think about fighting a cluster attack, scenes from Platoon, Rocky, Predator, and Mortal Kombat flash through my mind. Fighting cluster headaches is ugly, bloody, and violent. No weapon can adequately fight like the spirit of someone with nothing to lose.

platoonPain-free blessings from a Clusterhead,

Tammy Rome


June 2013, Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, is dedicated to Unmasking the Mystery of Chronic Headache Disorders. The 2013 Migraine and Headache Awareness Month Blog Challenge is a project of FightingHeadacheDisorders.com.

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