Santa Cruz, California, October 28th, 2014

Santa Cruz, California, October 28th, 2014

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The 2 Day Maguaine.

My all time favourite film is The Last of the Mohicans.

While I think all the actors did a fantastic job, the bad guy stole that movie.


Why? Because the character, Magua, acted all helpful-ish in the beginning, then when nobody was paying attention, he snuck up and then out of his nice blanket, BAM! Yeey, and forsooth, a legion of Redcoats be-eth dead upon the groundeth.

Out of nowhere, serious weaponry, lots of pain and agony, and copious amounts of suffering.

Which describes my head on Monday and Tuesday.

I woke up both days with a migraine, but Tuesday's was particularly BAD.


Many years ago, I was trail riding and fell down and went boom. 

That's pretty much what happened to me. Minus the rodeo.

Except this had happened first:

Annnnnnnnnnd this:

Thankfully, it was a soft landing.

Oh, and today this happened:

and this:

That's the view of the Saint John River from the Westmoreland Street Bridge here in Fredericton, NB.

So, do the math, and voila, the perfect cranial storm.

Thankfully, the weather looks good the rest of the week. 

Therefore, hopefully, so does the inside of my skull.

Now, if I could JUST get my brain to work.

PS: Yes, I rested, took plenty of Tylenol, Advil and I slept.

Ohhhh, Maguaine, yer goin' down!
The Last of the Mohicans, 1992, Morgan Creek Productions
Russell Means as Chingachgook and Wes Studi as Magua

This just in: by 11:20pm, Atlantic Standard Time, the Maguaine was 90% GONE. Yay.


  1. I'm so sorry you're in such pain my friend. I love your pictures. They sure tell your story well. I do indeed hope you're feeling better SOON. Send that Maguaine away!

    1. Thanks, Jeanne. And thanks, it's almost gone. Yay.

  2. I don't have migraine but I do get cluster headaches, ESPECIALLY when the barometric pressure changes with extreme weather! The best solution I've ever found is 800mg of ibuprofen fast-acting liqui-gels, a 12 oz Dr Pepper, and a dark, cool room. Hope you're feeling all Hawkeye again in no time! :-)

    1. I'm Hawkeye'd!
      I love those liqui-gels!! And darkness. And NOT Dr. Pepper. Sorry.

  3. Jennifer, I have awful headaches ... we could talk about this. I was in a slight accident ... but head popped forward and backward ... since then, I get them. And I found out that I have a slight bit of scoliosis ... doc said I probably had it since a kid, went undiagnosed. Ugh. The vertebrae in my neck area are slightly curving. Nice. When I was in the hospital for my appendectomy, I got a bad one. My uncle was on his way (3 hour trip) to visit me. They finally let me take my Excedrin ... said they couldn't give me anything. What?! The nurse said, "I've got a hammer." Tears rolled down my cheeks. I took the Excedrin ... the nurse came in and put Benadryl in my IV (that was all they could give me). But the combo was like wind shield wipers wiping the headache away. And right as my uncle arrived. I was so thankful. Then I was fighting sleep while my uncle was there, but I didn't care ... I wasn't hurting anymore! I don't go anywhere without Excedrin now. Ugh.

    1. A hammer? what a sweet girl, eh?
      Ahhhh, Benadryl. it's my altitude sickness drug of choice.

      Our daughter has scoliosis, it's no fun. Nor is a headache. And poor you!

  4. Ugh. Hate migraines. I've had them since I was in high school. Past few years much better, but every once in a while…blah. Glad you're all better!!