Good evening everyone. It was a nice dry day here today. I was able to be home later than usual due to jury duty. Our case restarted at 8:15am. I am a block from the courthouse so this was easy. We had deliberations complete in less than two hours and we were home by just after noon, late enough that I did not have to report to work. Is it wrong that I enjoyed that experience more than my job?
I was able to have a late lunch with my brother, dinner with the family, then a walk with the DW. It was a pretty good day.
I have to get going, wishing the best for all of you. Take care everyone.
Good afternoon everyone. It is cool with a breeze here right now but supposed to be just over 70 today. I am a juror and must report back to the courthouse at 1 for a criminal case that is predicted to last just one day. Hopefully this proves true.
Sitting for long periods is not my favorite thing to do, but I can look on the bright side. I do not have to work and my employer pays us our wage for jury duty. The court pays just $10 a day, a bit less than I make I'm afraid. It is interesting to learn the process.
I've been having a hard time working my whole five days. I have burned up most of my vacation. I hope that my body starts to cooperate a lot better soon to keep me working. This is a huge fear of mine, not being able to provide what I need to. I am holding my breath until I build up my vacation bank and have some security in that respect. At least with that, if I miss work I get paid for it.
Things are pretty good today though and I will focus on that. I hope you all have a wonderful day.
Good afternoon everyone. It's warm and muggy here and I feel it of course. It's not as bad as cold and damp so I will settle for it. It is supposed to be nice through the weekend after this little bit of weather passes. It's finally summer for more than a couple days.
I have finally had some relief from my back issues today. It was replaced by other things, but at least it's a change. It seems like I never get a pain free anymore. There is always something going on or something I did to provoke an issue. I won't give up the dream though.
I have jury duty through August and had to call in today. I have to show up tomorrow and see what that brings. One nice thing is that my employer will pay us for serving so I don't lose so much money. I just have to track my hours and fill out a form. If nothing else I am sure I will learn things from it and that's always good.
Mimi, dogs never forget those moments they don't like do they? It's a challenge clipping nails here on the Basset hounds.
Lou, I hope your brother is ok. On the other hand, good luck with your venture. We all dream of being able to do a job we enjoy.
I hope you all have a great evening. Take care everyone.
Good morning everyone. It is cool and wet here this morning. We are waiting for it to ley up so we can get out in the boat for a few hours. It will mostly be a restful day. I hope it is the same for all of you.
Yesterday we fished in the am. The lake was beautiful and the sun was out. I failed to put sunscreen on so I have a nice burn in a few places. The fishing was slow, as it can be once it warms up here. my son caught a nice Pike and he was due to catch a good one. This made his day.
My back is not right still. It has not healed fully from the last blow out on Monday. It usually takes up to four days to fully recover. Hopefully I can stave off a second blow out until my massage Friday. I will be doing all of my pt all week. Wish me luck.
Overall, things are good here. Enjoy the day. Take care everyone.
It sounds like you have a good plan Mary. I use massage currently and used to also do chiropractic. If I do a monthly massage my low back daily pain is still there, but it never goes out on me. The few times I missed or postponed it I paid dearly for it, like last week. The right therapist can be a huge plus for us.
Chiropractic is great for some, and I used it for years. It's no longer works for me, but can be very helpful.
I think it's smart to try and treat what we can on our own with meds being the latter.
Good evening everyone. I am doing a lot better. I spent a bit of time in the recliner with the heating pad, managed a couple power naps, drank lots of water, stretched, and never sat for more than an hour today. I am not 100% but hopefully good enough.
I will try the pillow tonight, I have a small one to use. I could not get a massage today but will as scheduled on the first.
Mimi, I am glad you have some closure
Thank you all for the thoughts. Have a good night.
Good morning Mimi. I admire that you are always looking for ways to feel better and sharing them with us. I have never heard the term cellfood before. It is important to keep an open mind looking for answers, not just traditional medicine. Keep us posted.
Posting this early means I called in today. I have only done so a handful of times in my 21 years there. It is always for my back or an ill child. I slept poorly, I could only lay on my left side. I can't lay flat on my back unless my knees are up. It is not good. I had a bad feeling that postponing my massage would bite me. It did just like last time. The last time though I was lucky it happened on a Friday. I have enough vacation to miss today but that is it. We do not get sick days and must either use vacation or not get paid when we miss work.
I will be stretching and taking muscle relaxers to loosen up like yesterday and hopefully it will be enough to go in tomorrow. I am crossing my fingers. To all have a wonderful day. Take care.