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I have not posted on this exchange for a while but see that activity is picking up here again. That is a good thing.
My chronic pain levels are about the same - a '6' on a scale of one to ten, with some days near '10' due to weather and activity. The weather has been hot and humid in Western New York and I am very thankful that we have central air conditioning.
My wonderful wife is working on a re-decorating project the involves most of the rooms on our first floor. She is nearing completing with the help of a very dear friend, our eldest son and even from her dear disabled husband sometimes. All walls and trim have been painted and new vinyl resilient flooring is being installed by my wife as we speak. It is looking great. Then, we decided to make one further investment in our health and get LaZBoy reclining furniture - a sectional with reclining ends and a separate recliner - that is being delivered next Tuesday. It is the best furniture I ever sat in (in the showroom) and will be great at helping to relief chronic pain. We have recliners now but after only two years they are ready for the garbage. Being that there is a lifetime warranty on the new furniture this will hopefully be our last purchase for a long time.
We've been enjoying our gardens and ponds as much as possible this summer. Our pond is actually leaking and my wife (with some help from me and our son) will be re-building them in a few weeks. The home projects never end, it seem.
I'll be checking in on a regular basis again and hopefully we can continue activity and support on this exchange.
Have a blessed and thankful Thursday, folks. View Thread
Every time I see a post where you say you can't sit I feel so bad for you. I now consider myself blessed that I can get relief in my recliner. I have my PC and monitor set up right next to my recliner and it work well for me.
Thanks for replying and saying hello. I pray that somehow you will find enough pain relief to be able to sit soon.View Thread
My wonderful wife and I mowed (mostly her) the lawns at her parents house and then ours yesterday, then did some errands. Wet, rainy, painful weather for me here in WNY last night and today. I need to push through the pain and try and get a load of dishes done today. We're out of paper plates, unless I run to the store and get some. Gotta earn my keep as the Full Time Dear Disabled House Husband.
Praying you are all managing your pain as well as possible.
Today my wonderful wife's parents are celebrating 55 years of marriage. Dad has the beginning stages of Alzheimer's but is doing fairly well. Mom is a type 2 diabetic on insulin. Both are doing pretty well and still living in the same house they have owned for 54 years. My wife and sons mow their lawns, but Mom can still do a good job of taking care of the house and Dad. We will probably go over there and visit for a while this evening. They will probably go to their favorite place for lunch today - Burger King!
This morning I am going to try and trim the yards. Not an easy task given my spinal problems, but I'm going to give it a try. I have a good light-weight electric trimmer and we purchased a strap to help me hold it. T-storms coming in for this evening, then it gets colder here in WNY for the weekend.
To BrenBen, Annette, Charl42, and all who are mothers - I hope you have a wonderful day today!
We will be continuing an annual tradition by going with my wife's parents to a local hot dog place (Ted') for foot longs and then to a local ice cream shop (Uncle G's) where they give mother's free sundaes today. Its a bit nippy in WNY with a current temp of 35 degrees only going to the upper 40's, so we will probably eat our ice cream in the van with the heater going.
Eldest son will mow the lawn if asked. Youngest wants nothing to do with yard work. I'll get the weeds soon. Gotta plan to pull out the herbicidal spray (Round-Up) and use it carefully on a calm (no wind) day, mostly in the cracks between patio blocks and places like that. Then I'll try using my electric grass trimmer and see how I do. It still looks good, its just a bit too weedy right now.View Thread
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