Thursday, September 18, 2014

It's a Little Touch And Go For Now

Yes, my sweet unknowing victims, I'm back to torture you for a few more weeks, maybe months, if I feel up to it. BWAAAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAA! Really, I'm doing pretty good. In fact I'm feeling a bit better today considering the soreness I was experiencing yesterday. On a pain scale that I deem more accurate than the ones in the doctor's offices it was a 9. Today it's around a 3 which is liveable concerning the circumstances of chronic back pain. I'm usually a 5 or 6.
I'm guessing that I was #11 or beyond when I came out of knee surgery a year ago and the doctor forgot to put in orders for the PCA pump. I remember screaming for David to get me a gun so I could shoot myself. It was really that bad. I think I scared the nurses shitless that day.

Lucy, my nurse
Yesterday David hired this cute little nurse to take care of me while he was at work. Only problem with that was she talked with a foreign accent, which I just couldn't make sense of, and she fell asleep on the job too many times. She also had bad breath. I called David and told him the nurse he hired wasn't doing her job. He said she was under contract and there was a thing about her labor union and that we couldn't do anything about it. So I had to endure her snuggles and loves. At least she knew not to jump on the bed. She sensed I was hurting. Sweet little baby girl. She just loves her mama.

Monday is the solstice and I'm hoping to be able to get around without any pain. I made a pretty autumn wreath with orange and yellow mums and I have orange and some white candles set out. I'm making an apple spice cake Sunday morning and then David is taking me out to dinner. But it all depends on how I feel.
The Power Plant in Seguin
Two Sundays ago we went out for lunch at The Power Plant. They have great food and the view of the river is wonderful. There is an old turbine to the left when you enter. Indoor and outdoor dining. It's so cool! Only I couldn't enjoy it because I was in so much pain. I couldn't even sit or eat. I had no appetite at all. We had to cut short the lunch and get doggy bags. I asked David if we could go back this Sunday if I feel okay. He wants to go back too. We will see.

Monday, September 15, 2014

We Are Good To Go!!

First off - I want to thank you all for the wonderful well wishes. Thank You all sooooo much!
Last week Friday I went to my appointment with my pain specialist for my back. I was really in a bad way by then when I walked into the waiting room. I had a problem with sitting, and when standing I was hunched over like a 90 year old woman. 

Anywho, he said I didn't look good and he could tell I was in need of relief so he set me up at the Guadalupe Regional Medical Center - Outpatient Surgical Center. I am having Bilateral Lumbar Facet Joint Injections. So far only two injections are planned but we may plan for more later.
This procedure is going to take place tomorrow afternoon and it couldn't come any sooner for me. I wanted to wait for the confirmation with my insurance before saying anything here on my blog. You see the last time I had injections, the insurance hadn't okayed anything. But we didn't have to pay so we weren't worried. I was covered 100%. I just wanted to make sure everything was in the green for a Go tomorrow before we stepped foot in the Surgical Center.

So, after this takes place I will be laid up for a while with ice packs and heat treatments at home. I will be hurting from the injection sites and that should be it. Last time I had this done, The relief from the pain only lasted for a few days. I'm hoping for more time, maybe like a few months before the pain comes back.
Right now I'm sitting here typing this shit out for y'all and I feel a bit woozy from my pain meds. I only took 2 this morning when I got up. Strange, it's been a while that I could even sit this long to type this post for y'all. I'm so thankful for my friends and the well wishes from all of you. Thank you again everyone. I'm hoping to post again soon.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The Pain is Just Too Much

Hey everybody.
I'm going to go offline from FB and my blog for a few weeks or so. My back pain is out of control and it's making my life unbearable in such a way that it makes it hard to concentrate on everything. Also walking, sitting or standing is very painful. I have an appointment with my pain doctor next Friday and I hope he can do something to relieve this.
Ciao my luvs

One last thing to remember:

Wet Cat Wednesday

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Stupid IT People

I apologize for not being able to post yesterday, but I was offline all day. Apparently there was a hiccup when Time Warner updated their system which caused a major nationwide shutdown of services. Just fucking lovely.

When David woke up yesterday morning he noticed our online service was not working. He said not to worry, give it a while so their IT people could get things back online. So he went to work and I stayed in bed on the heating pad reading. David later called around 2:45 and asked if we were back online. No we weren't. So I was stuck calling Time Warner. Their robot answering system said there was no outage in our area. This has happened before and I was thinking the router might be out so I opted to talk with an IT person. Just my luck I got an idiot IT from India with a bad microphone.
When you get that disgusted look
Anywho, I said our TW router was not working and that the Online light was not on. He asked me to do this, that and the other, but it didn't work. It was a fun waste of 20 minutes of my time on the phone,  I was getting mad until I noticed the little white button on the front of the router. Get this, he never, ever, during the whole conversation, said to try pressing that white RESET button. Not once! So I took it upon myself to try it. Well, low and fucking behold, it reset the router and everything started to work just fine.

Now I know it's rude to bitch at someone when they are trying to help you, but when they don't know to ask you to press the obvious RESET button first, then they shouldn't be in IT to begin with. I have no sympathy for stupid people who don't know how to do their job. I fucking lost it with that idiot.
Borrowed from a friend
I then hung up and went to start dinner. I didn't have time to do anything on my computer so my day was pretty well shot to hell. Oh wait, that wasn't all. We later got a call back from TW asking how they did. You can pretty much guess how fast David took the phone from me when I started bitching them out. I was shaking. I was so fucking pissed, I wanted to hit someone.
So, how was your day?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Having A Bad Day

Lower back pain SUCKS!!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Magic With Dogs

If you read my blog, heaven help you you'll notice I love videos that play tricks on dogs. Dogs show such unique expressions when something is not right.  So entertain yourselves with some of the cutest WTF, and I see what you're doing here moments with dogs and *cough* magic.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

It's Thursday

I gave in to my needs. I went back to my old loves, heating pad and pain meds. I just couldn't stay away. Well I'm back to square one now. I've been  sleeping when I can and doing minor house chores when I can.
Last night I fell asleep with the heating pad on and woke up scared. I'm always worried that I'll burn myself or start a fire even though it turns itself off after and hour.  It has a fail safe mode that if you turn it on by accident, and don't move the heat settings for 1 minute it will shut off. It's so cool.
Anywho David did some wild and wooly yard work this past weekend. He cut down the tomato bushes. Yes, yes he did. The heat was effecting the size of the tomatoes and they were splitting bad. So he decided to cut them down. I told him that when the cooler temperatures come in September it wouldn't be such a bad idea to buy new tomato bushes. It doesn't get really cold here until near the end of November. So he is going to see if the nursery has any to sell. We're hopeful on that subject that they will.

Something we need desperately to get done around the house, is fix the hot water heater. The heating element is going out. I love molten lava hot water when I do the dishes or take showers and it's like 3 minutes into washing with hot water when it turns into cryogenic stasis ice cold. The kind of heater we have is a Point of Use Tankless water heater. Meaning it only heats the water when you need it hot. The heating element goes out on that thing like clock work every year. It's the build up in the jets. I really wonder if this is a regular problem with everyone or just the model we use. Sigh*, I need to do some online analysis.

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