Saturday, August 20, 2016

My Week in Stick Chicktivity - 08/20/16

Here's how my week of training, writing, teaching, and miscellaneous Filipino Martial Arts-y goodness went.

What have you been up to this week?


Saturday:  Morning Arnis, then nunchaku!  I will be writing about that this week.  Long story short, I liked it!  I really liked it!
Sunday:  Celebrated my birthday (it was earlier in the week but I was busy!).  Saw "Star Trek: Beyond". We really enjoyed it.  Best of the three "new" Star Trek films by far.  Started feeling... off... Sunday night.
Monday:  Day 1 of the Migraine Attack from HELL.  Woke up feeling sick-ish, tried to write, headache came on - and by "headache" I mean HOLY CRAP SOMEBODY IS STABBING MUH BRAINS!!! plus nausea and dizziness.  I went to bed.  Not that it helped much.
Tuesday:  Day 2 of Migraine Attack from HELL.  Went to the hospital as I just couldn't take it any more.  They gave me a migraine "cocktail" of meds and I got to sleep for the first time in over a day.  That was nice.
Wednesday:  Day 3 of Migraine Attack from HELL.   At home, resting, nauseated, but no headache, so that was good.  Improvement.  Not enough to, y'know, live my life.
Thursday:  Day 4 of Migraine Attack from HELL.  Went to doc for anti-nausea meds because I was still staggering around the house and feeling pukey.
Friday:  Day 5 of Migraine Attack from HELL! I had recovered enough to drive and go to work. I wasn't terribly productive but I was present.  Still a bit dizzy and having trouble concentrating but I made it through the day.  Came home and went right to bed.

Y'know those photos where a pretty woman in perfect makeup is sorta holding her head and frowning and they say that's a migraine?

Muh migraine is so ouchy!


It's more like this(where your head is the remote), but with extra helpings of weakness, aches, dizziness and nausea (LOTS of nausea).  The hammering never stops.

I couldn't think, I couldn't write, I couldn't drive, I couldn't walk. I couldn't eat. I didn't eat for a long time.  It was difficult to drink liquids.  There was no sleeping - you'd pass out for a short time but it wasn't SLEEP sleep.  Lights on or off, it didn't change anything at all.  Noise didn't matter.  There is no way to lay where you get relief - there is no relief. It was just nonstop excruciating pain - I described it to the doctor as wearing a pain helmet I couldn't take off.

So, I had a fun week.  I'm seeing a neurologist on Monday and we'll see how it goes.


I posted this post of original content this week:

Nuthin'. I posted not a single damn thing - no reblogs, no fresh content, nothing.  It was the first time that's happened since I began the blog.  I actually tried to write Monday morning when the attack came on full bore and I will be finishing that post and posting it this week.  But I did nothing but suffer all week long.

Yeah, I'm still pissed off about the whole thing.

(If you have a good idea for a Face-Off Friday topic, let me know!)


I saw, for the most part, the inside of my eyelids.  It looked like this:

Restful, ain't it?

If I missed a neat video or article or other martial arts related thing of note, let me know in the comments!  I'm still looking for guest bloggers - if you want to try your hand at writing an article for the Stick Chick Blog, hit me up, thanks!


I had planned to help out at a charity tournament today.  Instead I am taking it easy and resting because I need to recover from this migraine. I actually mentally feel somewhat normal - which is a huge relief, as I've been fuzzy headed and kind of confused during this whole episode.  But I'm completely wiped out.  I am hoping that tomorrow I'll feel well enough to practice nunchaku (and the rest of my kobudo stuff) and finish preparations for what I'm going to teach at MAPA 10 next Saturday.

So what did YOU do this week?  What did you train? What did you teach?  Did you see any really cool martial arts stuff online?  Let me know!