Hang in there and never give up! I am almost 39 but always ran around like a twenty year old until just a few years ago. I bikes, snowmobiled, hiked for miles, laid under cars wrenching on them all day, sometimes after working 12's. Now I work less and am shot after my 8hr day. I can walk a few miles but it isn't easy many days. I sold the snowmobiles because my body can't take it. I sold some of my bikes because the position was no longer comfortable. Change is not easy, but necessary change does not have to be the end of the world. We will adapt an concur.
Good afternoon everyone. It was a tough day today. I am not sure why, as I took it easy yesterday. I went to bed with nasty pain in my left leg. It was still there and followed me all day. It was not fun trudging round in work boots. I have had it before and I hope it goes away. I put Biofreeze on it right when I got home. I think I will be bringing it to work tomorrow.
We watched the Super Bowl here but I am not a sport's fan. I watch about 3 games a year. I am sure my DW appreciates that about me. I didn't watch it seriously, but we had it on for the whole game just to see the adds and the halftime show.
I know we sometimes get snow into late April. I do hope this year is an exception. I have seen enough for a long time. Between a long end to winter last year, a cool summer, then this horrendous cold blast, I am itching for change.
Bette and Mimi, I hope you get you sleep in a normal fashion tonight. Thoughts of utopia.
Lou, drive safe.
I hope you all have a warm and safe evening. Take care everyone.
Not being able to do what I used to was the hardest thing for me. These ladies are right. We have to adjust things in our lives or we will put ourselves in a bad place. Pacing things is another key to dealing with any illness. Know your limits and don't cross them. This is all easier said than done, but keep it in your mind at all times and it will help. Welcome to this great support group.
Good morning Mimi and all who follow. It was very cold again last night but the end of it is in sight. I saw my neighbor who also feeds the little thee legged black cat in the neighborhood. He has not seen him in several days either. I think the cold got to him of someone brought him to the shelter. I hope it was the latter. He is just a sweet little animal. If I do find him I may have to take him in to the vet and bring him in the house.
My back is spooky this am. I get warning shots of little spasms. Time to stretch. It will be a day of mostly rest here. I am doing alright for the most part today. My body sure is hard to figure out. I hope someday I find the balance we all seek. I am not quite there yet.
My spirits are slowly on the rise with the thoughts of spring in my head. It is about 11 degrees right now and it feels a LOT better than the negatives we have had for so long here. I can't wait for the warm up.
I hope you all have a wonderful day. Take care everyone.
Good late morning all. It was snowing dime sized fluff all morning. It is super light weight lake effect snow. Now it has stopped and the air is still. I just might get outside today just to move. I have been cooped up for way too long. It is in the teens with no wind, so with my gear it very tolerable.
My DW who took half of her radtec program so far, noted that on my last back x-ray showed an oddity that looked like metal of a belt or something, yet I did not have one on, the apron was held my be and had no metal either. I did have a bad crash on the ice a few years ago sliding at high speed where I bounced of the ice on my back and may have broken a rib. I never did go in for it. The pain was horrible for about 24 hrs then was fine. Odd indeed, but it does not bother me, I just have a bulge in my ribs there now. The DW thought maybe the image was from that.
Anyway, it has been a boring morning I will be correcting shortly. I have plenty to do and just have to choose the right balance to not go over the edge today.
I wish you good people all the best today. I will be back later to see how you are. Take care everyone.
Good evening everyone. It's a brisk 5 degrees here right now. It was again very cold this am. They said -14, but I was tired and don't recall. No matter really, just far too cold still. Tomorrow is supposed to be warmer and in the upper teens.
Work was ok, it was eerily quiet. a lot of people had taken the day off. I was able to work on what I wanted and at my own pace. It made for a good end to the week. I have had issues with burning eyes and getting horse by the early afternoon at the mill. Being exposed to the things in the air might be getting to me after 20 years. It is a very clean factory but in the winter all doors and vents are shut so the air is not as clean as summer when everything is wide open. I am usually better a few hours after work.
Pain is still at a lower level so I am thankful for that. I try to count the blessings I have every day. It does help with perspective for me and helps with the spirit.
My boys are growing up. My DS10 is doing great with his guitar and he has an incredible memory. He gets great grades and just has some focus issues like his dad. My DS13 is also doing very well. He is the kindest sole I know and always has a million dollar smile for me when I get home.
My friendly outdoor kitty is MIA, I hope he is still alive. I haven't seen him in day now. He came here at the coldest days, but not for a while now. Other people feed him too so I hope they helped him out.
Mimi, I hope your husband is feeling much better and the appt. went good.
Mary, I think we all have cabin fever. I hope the drive helped. I also hope you find another med so you don't have to pay the ridiculous name brand price.
Linda R, your last line says it all.
Bette, I hope you don't have to wait long for your RFA.
We had a cool morning here as well but it warmed up to be a nice day of 24 degrees by the time work was done. It was short lived and the wind picked up later. I was able to enjoy it for a few minutes and get some things done outside. My wrist woke me out of a dead sleep last night. It was sore yesterday so I did wear my brace last night hoping it would help. It has gotten better for the most part but I keep aggravating it. It's doing better today. I have had better days but today was alright.
Bette, I think you are on to something. Maybe that is how I have managed to get through life relatively unscathed. A little common sense goes a long way. I sometimes feel a like an efficiency expert. Not because I am any sort of a smarty, but because I want the task done correctly with the least amount of energy possible. I find myself always analyzing things I have to do.
The weather has been such an problem for so many this year. I hope the worst is behind us all. Stay warm, be safe, and have a good night. Take care everyone.
Good evening everyone. It is warmer here than it was. I woke to -18 with ridiculous wind chills in the -50's. 20 miles north it was -33! By afternoon it was about 2 above. I am thankful for the big warm lake. The worst has passed here I hope. We should not see that kind of cold in Feb. but who knows this year. Tonight is supposed to be -12, then teens tomorrow and not even below zero tomorrow night. Our normal temps right now should be 20.
I have not heard back from PT. I thought they would call me today. Hopefully tomorrow. I want to get things going and I do hate waiting. I have patients for all but that.
Work was uneventful and I am doing ok. I had some stressful talks with the DW, but all is well here.
Mary, I had a similar thing with Savella. Dr's have turned into salesmen for the drug companies. I could not afford it either and had to try old meds in the same class. I will no longer accept free samples of name brand meds. I hope you can find a balance soon.
Bette, I like the sounds of the RFA treatment. Mine is not very good but I doubt bad enough to justify such a treatment at this point. It is refreshing to know there are alternatives to going under the knife.
To all, stay warm and safe. Stay off the roads if your area is not used to the frozen stuff, and if you have to go out, be prepared. Dress as though you have to walk in it.