Sunday, August 26, 2012
Hi Y'all. I changed my mind about getting the epi - I've talked with my psychiatrist and she reduced my one medicine slightly and ok'd my taking NSAIDs. I will be getting blood work done this coming week to see how that's working out. But I think the anti-inflammatory properties of the NSAID are helping my knee some....not perfectly (yet), but helping. I know that doesn't have anything to do with my pinched nerve, but if I'm going to get a steroid shot, I think I'd rather first address my knee problem.....it's been going on since early December. I WILL have to address my pinched nerve one of these days.
This weekend DH and I went to (near) Aberdeen, MD for grandson Josh's travel baseball team's last tournament of the year. They played at the Cal Ripken complex - an interesting place. Josh's team started each game well, but lost all three games.
Before we left home, DH looked at what weather.com had to say about the forecast. Boy! Was it ever off base! It said there was only a 20% chance of rain, and the temps were to be in the 80's. Reality was temps in the 70's and rain sprinkles all day yesterday and we awoke to a downpour this morning. Haha! Fooled us.
All's well that ends with no injuries (except maybe to pride), and Josh played well. He batted something like 5 or 6 doubles during the tournament, and since the coaches rotate some of the players in positions, Josh pitched (got several guys out), played catch (again, did VERY well), and had a good time. Too bad they lost all the games.
My s-i-l has promised to help with my computer tomorrow. I am so happy. I've been having fits with it, and sometimes think about 'rebooting' a la the Dilbert cartoon - kicking it off the top of a very tall building. LOL
God bless you all. I hope you have a great week.
Monday, August 13, 2012
I've been feeling a bit anxious about the epidural I'm to get this Thursday....I don't like needles and the thought of one being stuck into my spine turns my stomach. So why am I having it done? I have a pinched nerve, which is causing pain down my leg. The epi is supposed to help that.
I've been praying about it, and gained a small measure of peace, but it wasn't until this morning when Scripture came to mind that I gained much more peace.
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7 NIV
Now, I don't see anything there that guarantees that everything will work out the way I want it to, but that's ok. God is in control of EVERYthing. He has plans (for good and not for evil) for each person. God is my loving Heavenly Father. He knows far more than I do - He sees the big picture, I just see a tiny portion of things. I choose to trust Him.
Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Today, I promise I will not quit.
I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey.
I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself.
I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations.
I pledge to treat myself as I would my best friend, because that is who I am.
I pledge to stay in the race and to be a WINNER!
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Wednesday, August 01, 2012
I promised myself I would blog a bit about the past couple of weeks. About two weeks ago I flew (no, not on a broom) to Tennessee and my DD and I drove her two young ‘uns to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. My DH (and dog) and other children (and spouses and their kids) also drove there and we spent a nice week in a huge house about a city block from the beach. There were lots of bedrooms (with king-sized beds) for the adults, bunks for the boys and a separate room for my only granddaughter.
We enjoyed going to the shore and spending some time there, although I didn’t do that as much as I’d liked to have, due to my leg being messed up still. I more often spent time in the swimming pool and hot tub that were a part of the property we rented. Mmmm, would love to have that hot tub in MY yard!
We went out to dinner a couple of nights (good seafood) and each of the families took a turn in the kitchen preparing supper. Nothing fancy – just nutritious food. The last night we were there, one s-i-l did most of the cooking of fresh seafood on the grill. YUM!
Since we’ve been to OBX before, we didn’t do much sightseeing, although we all went together to the NC Aquarium. DH and I took one DD and her two kids to the Currituck Lighthouse – it was the one thing I wanted to do. I’d already seen the other OBX lighthouses, and even had climbed the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse twice. This time, I just took a pic or two and bypassed the looooong line of people waiting to climb it. I also picked up two more cross stitch kits – one of the Currituck Lighthouse, and one a ‘map’ of OBX. Now to work them into my schedule.
DD and I drove back to the Memphis, TN area (about 1000 miles) and the next day I flew home. I’m still tired! I’m glad we were able to all be together, and at the beach, no less.
The first three days we were at OBX, we had violent electrical storms – mostly at night, but we were able to get out on the beach a bit each day. After that, the weather was beautiful.
So there you have it – my beach vacation for the summer of 2012.
Monday, July 09, 2012
I went to the 'back' dr this morning. He confirmed that my back probably isn't causing my leg pain, although it is possible. (How's that for covering your bases?) After poking, prodding and squeezing my leg, he gave me a couple of samples of a lidocain patch for pain. I haven't used them yet.
This afternoon I had another formal PT session (as opposed to the daily ones I do at home). I realize it may be temporary, but this is the best my leg has felt in seven months! I'm praising the Lord for this (even if temporary) relief. So, the bottom line is that it looks like PT will help with the leg pain, if not eliminate it altogether.
Moving on: we had horrendous heat last week, as did much of the country. Saturday we tied a record of 101 degrees. I really don't know what the heat index was, but DH and I stayed in the house. We're grateful that we didn't lose electricity as did some of the country.
We had our PA kids and grands over for a July 4th cookout/eat in supper. Later we all went down to the banks of the Susquehanna River at Harrisburg and watched a wonderful fireworks display.
I've been knitting and crocheting some, but mostly reading the last book in a series. It's over 800 pages long. I'm going to be sorry to see the end of the series as it has been entertaining. It's the "Children of the Earth" series by Jean Auel and is set somewhere in Europe (I think) towards the end of the Ice Age. Outside of the people worshiping "Mother Earth" I've been enjoying the series.
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