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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

If I Ever See Karma . . .

I don't know why the Wet Dog Wednesday post got published today. Something is just not right, and it's probably my fault because I set this up to post automatically for tomorrow. Yeah, crap on toast. 

Anywho, I have an appointment with my pain doctor in two weeks and in the mean time I'm on meds to try to alleviate my back pain. My meds are the BOMB, but it's really hard to function this way. I'm not in a medication fog, it's just hard to do stuff around the house when you can barely bend down to pick things up or do the simplest of house work like sweeping or laundry. Just picking up anything over 8 lbs. sends shocking waves of what feels like lightning through my spine and down my legs. 

It's unbelievable how something that we take for granted causes so much pain when it's all fucked up. It really pisses me off that I didn't take better care of myself when I was working. I picked heavy things up properly, but I was never sitting at the lab tables when I could have. I was always standing and it put a great deal of strain and stress on my back discs and spine in general. 

So now I'm paying through the nose monetarily and comfort wise. I'm just plain screwed and I did it to myself by not paying attention to the signals that my body was sending me. So to answer all your questions . . . yes, I am back, but sparingly. Only when I feel I can tolerate sitting for longer than 20 minutes. But that also depends on the weather, since this pain is caused mostly from arthritis. 

Whatever.Yeah I know. I am grateful that I have your blogs to read even though I don't get to read everyone, sorry Birdie, but I am trying. I'm thankful for all of your well wishes. I don't get to reply to everyone all the time because my time is limited at sitting. It took me fucking near 6 hours to write this bitch. I wish I could write some more but I'm starting to feel pain again so I'm cutting this short. Sorry.

Wet Dog Wednesday

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Taking Time Off

Sorry everyone but I thought I was getting better. Seems it's the other way around. So I will be calling my doctor today to let him know the facet injections didn't work. 

I will try to get back online in the near future as soon as I feel able to.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Friday Funny

 Jan, Sue and Mary haven't seen each other since high school.

 They rediscover each other via a reunion website and arrange to meet  for lunch in a wine bar.

 Jan arrives first, wearing a beige Versace. She orders a bottle of  Pinot Grigio.

 Sue arrives shortly afterward, in gray Chanel. After the required  ritualized kisses she joins Jan in a glass of wine.

 Then Mary walks in, wearing a faded old tee-shirt, blue jeans and  boots. She too shares the wine.

 Jan explains that after leaving high school and graduating  from Princeton in Classics, she met and married  Timothy, with whom she  has a beautiful daughter. Timothy is a partner in one of New  York's leading law firms. They live in a 4000 sq ft co-op on Fifth  Avenue, where Susanna, the daughter, attends drama  school. They have a  second home in Phoenix.

 Sue relates that she graduated from Harvard Med School and  became a surgeon. Her husband, Clive, is a leading Wall Street  investment banker.
They live in Southampton on Long Island and have a second  home in Naples, Florida.

Mary explains that she left school at 17 and ran off with her boyfriend, Jim. They run a tropical bird park in Kansas and grow their own vegetables.
 Jim can stand five parrots, side by side, on his  penis.

Halfway down the third bottle of wine and several hours  later, Jan blurts out that her husband is really a cashier at Wal-Mart.
They live in a small apartment in Brooklyn and have a travel trailer parked at a nearby storage facility.
Sue, chastened and encouraged by her old friend's honesty, explains that she and Clive are both nurses' aides in a retirement home.
They live in Jersey City and take vacation camping trips to Alabama.

Mary admits that the fifth parrot has to stand on one leg.

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:

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