By Kerrie Smyres | March 19, 2013
Being buried alive
Hanging by a thread
At the end of my rope
Clawing my way up
Gasping for breath
Every writer knows to avoid cliches. They are trite and boring and rarely describe a situation effectively. However, these cliches don’t come to mind when I am writing, but when I am living—living with chronic migraine. Every one of these overused phrases has felt like literal truth at some point.
What cliches feel like truth in your struggle with migraine or headache?