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Summer evening

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Yesterday evening Ferrett and I had an errand to run that took us close to a lovely park with a nice hike by a stream. We had Shasta with us and so we stopped and had the perfect kind of hike: the air was warm but not muggy, the sun was shining, a light breeze. Nothing strenuous, just holding hands and enjoying the peace that comes with water falls.

We watched a beautiful sunset as we drove home, and once we were safely inside, there was a terrific thunderstorm with lots of rain. When it came time to take the dog out for her last widdle, I expected to be huddled under an umbrella. Instead, I was looking up at a starlit sky while all around us--literally 360 degrees--there were lightning flashes in the distance. So I called Ferrett out and we strolled around the block in the warm, slightly damp air, watching the light show that was just distance enough that we couldn't hear thunder. That's what I call a perfect evening.

  
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NATPLUMMER 5/22/2014 1:57PM

    Nice :-)

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WILSHAR7 5/22/2014 11:19AM

    It sounds like you spent some quality time together and had a great time.

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Seeing the specialist tomorrow

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Tomorrow I see the neurosurgeon. I'm a little nervous, of course. And my back is feeling much better. There is a part of me that wants to cancel the appointment, but I know that is silly--and my hubby will drag me to the doctor's office himself if he had to!

  
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MSANITAL 5/22/2014 9:45AM

    Hope all went well with the Docs office.. question did he suggest a stimulator ??? My daughter has one put on when she is at PT.. she was having back issues from playing so much Hockey.. Hope you feel better soon and yes even when you are having good days that is not the green light it means your improving..and before you know it you will have a ton of good days..

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DOGLADY13 5/21/2014 9:59PM

    Don't cancel. Give the specialist the opportunity to share good news with a patient. (Hoping the good news is for you

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Inching up on my gold crown!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

I am only a handful of points away from the 100,000 mark and the gold crown. I am kind of amazed that I'm reaching it--back when I joined Spark it seemed like an impossible goal.

But that's really what all of this is about. Every day when I walk out the door for my walk, it seems like it's such a long way to the end. When I lie down on the floor to do the exercises my PT gave me, it seems like an impossible number of repetitions. But I do reach the end of the walk, the end of the reps, every time. And my goals are the same--they seem to be impossibly far away, but I just need to remember that I can get there if I keep on the path every day.

  
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    Now that you have reached the 100,000 mark, aren't you glad that you started when you did? emoticon on reaching the 100,000

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NELLJONES 5/19/2014 8:27AM

    Those points are as addictive as any food, aren't they?

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LUCKYDOGFARM 5/18/2014 8:38PM

    Little by little, inch by inch! That's how we get Sparky! emoticon

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Back setback

Thursday, May 15, 2014

I got the MRI results for my back. I have a moderate tear in a disk at midback (I can't remember the numbers) and arthritic calcification at the top of the tailbone area that is moderate to severe and beginning to impinge on the spinal cord. So the doctor is sending me to a specialist for further evaluation. Because I didn't have nearly enough going on already in my life.

What I am really hoping for is that they will say, yes this is something we need to monitor, but it's okay for you to go back to swimming and biking. I am still having trouble sitting up in any kind of straight-backed chair for much more than 15 minutes before I start getting uncomfortable.

But I did get to spend time with my godkids yesterday, reading bedtime stories to the younger two and playing games with the oldest. We adapted by lying across the bed in the guest room. You make of life what you can.

  
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LUCKYDOGFARM 5/15/2014 6:04PM

    MissG, it sounds like you are going to need some TLC. take it easy. ill bet swimming will still be a good one for you to do.
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HILLSLUG98239 5/15/2014 5:06PM

    I'll keep my fingers crossed for good news.

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WILSHAR7 5/15/2014 2:58PM

    I'm so sorry about your back pain. I don't know what you are going through. My sister has had back pain since she got hit by a truck while she was walking more than 30 years ago. She had surgery back then and is still having pain. Again I'm so sorry. Blessing to you and I hope you are feeling better soon.

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MIAMIRN 5/15/2014 12:10PM

    I have practiced neurology nursing for approximately 30 years. I don't usually say this, but I think you nay need surgery. Any time the spinal cord is being impinged, it is very serious. You can become paralyzed or loose all your sensation in a particular part of your body. Please seek a neuro-surgeons advise as soon as you can, within the next month, if possible. If you get any worse, unusual or new symptoms go to the ER immediately. Don't panic, but treat your condition carefully. Avoid impact exercizes like running and jumpiing. Swimming is good. I'm sorry you're having these problems. You might be a candidate for non-invasive surgery. Ask your neurologist and or neurosurgeon about it.

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THEEXERCISER 5/15/2014 10:00AM

    I hope that you and your doctors find what helps makes you the most comfortable.

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Covered in bees!!!!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Since it's my birthday party day, OF COURSE our box of bees arrived and must be picked up from an hour away and hived today. And the hive needs to be opened and inspected--which I can't fault for its "todayness" since we honestly should have done that a week or so ago. Ferrett has gone with our visiting friends to get the bees, while I am staying home to enjoy a hot bath. Because it's my birthday weekend, darnit!

  
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WILSHAR7 4/30/2014 11:19AM

    Happy belated birthday. I hope you had a great weekend. Do you raise bees?

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LUCKYDOGFARM 4/29/2014 8:16AM

    Hey MissG! Happy Birthday! I'm sure it's still a valid wish today because you have most likely stretched the celebration out a few days! Hope your bees are doing well. Dwight just got 5new colonies last weekend. Now he's up to 9. Yummy Honey,

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EBRAINK 4/29/2014 7:54AM

    I'm late to the party, but hope you had a lovely birthday, Miss G!

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DOGLADY13 4/27/2014 4:35PM

    Happy Birthday!

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MUGGLEMUM 4/26/2014 10:49PM

    Happy Birthday, friend! You deserve that bath! No matter how we try to prepare, these things will always happen. Don't sweat the small stuff! emoticon

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HILLSLUG98239 4/26/2014 2:49PM

    Bees, like other livestock, have a way of rearranging our schedules. They don't care what you had planned.

Although we still hope to have enough land to have a little truck farm some day, I've given up my hope of keeping bees. The Hubs was swarmed by wasps when he was a boy (they did not take kindly to him shooting their nest with his BB gun), and he still freaks out around any buzzy thing that can sting. He's delighted to see them pollinating our trees and garden, though. He just keeps a respectful distance.

I hope the bath was divine! emoticon (There's no bubble bath emoticon. (We need one of those. And an ice bag emoticon.) It was either the pirate or the goldfish.)

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CAKEMAKERMOM 4/26/2014 1:13PM

    Seems that things always happen that way. Plan something and another plan happens that same day. I hope you enjoy your weekend !

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