Thursday, November 14, 2013

Better and Better

Thrilled to be able to report that my back has improved a lot......most of the worst of the pain is gone......unless I try to stand up straight which makes for a very ugly sight as I meander from here to there bent over gazing at the floor but at least no screaming to speak of.  I am happily able to sleep thru the nite......getting the bod  hoisted out of the bed in the morning is something of a weird performance and I may never  be able to look anyone in the eye again unless they are willing to lie down on the floor and gaze up at me, but for now getting around Quasimodo style will do.

I have even dared to  venture into the kitchen again and cook up a batch of my incredible Tuscan Bean Soup and when I say a batch I mean monstger cauldrons (2) which enable me to give some away to my eager soup fans while still keeping enough to stuff my face and even freeze some.  I must say that, hunched over the bubbling caldrons stirring away I felt more like Macbeth's 3 witches than ever, but while I did mutter a chorus of "Double, double, toil and trouble" I managed to refrain from adding anything like a toad to the pots.  I really must give credit to Ree Drummond,
The Pioneer Woman Cooks, she sometimes offers up a real culinary winner.

As you have no doubt surmised, writhing on the floor in agony does not always completely kill my appetite though when the spasm of sciatica seizes my fnny and causes my leg to go into a permanent, monster  muscle cramp I do tend to forget about eating while the screams erupt.  Well, all I can say is that this wretched epsode has altered the normal boring tenor of my days.......and right now I am simply expressing gratitude every minute that I am not hurting.

Since my desperate attempt to make my last blog more entertaining by including a snippet of what I call REAL MUSIC was such a success I plan to continue the ploy,,,,,,perhaps is another fabulous Frank Melrose tune played by Ray Skjelbred.  I am determined to keep music with a melody from becoming completely obliterated duing my lifetime.



  1. What a lovely piece of music! Glad things are trending toward better ~

    Hugs ~~~

  2. Glad you are feeling better...stop on by for a little "Sunshine."

  3. How welcoming it must be to be feeling better and getting to the kitchen to make soup. bet it was delish.
    I always enjoy the music. Love the blues.

  4. Lo - I lost you and now I have found you again!
    I've moved from b/ gger to w/ press but have saved you and will drop by and visit whenever I can:)
    Sciatica - oh dear I know it well. Thankfully at the moment it is steering clear of my house, think it remembers all the names I called it last time it visited lol
    There are a few simple exercises you can do to relieve the spasms - just ask mr google and he'll point you in the right direction.

    Take care

  5. I knew you'd pull through, you are a real trooper Lo, I only hope I have the tenacity you have when I have to face what you have been through.
    Great bit of music, keep it coming.

  6. Love the music, Lo.
    Did you know that the Mayo Clinic has a newsletter that offers info on pain relief? Having myself a spine that goes in odd directions and sometimes hurts like hell, I'm familiar with the situation!

    The other newsletters are in the second button "manage subscriptions"

  7. That's great news. I did my back in really badly some years ago and saw a chiropractor. I hobbled in bent in half and walked out straight - it cost quite a bit but they're amazing.

    How's your little cat getting on?

  8. I'm glad you are feeling better. I hope you are feeling ALL better soonest.

  9. Great that you are feeling better Lo. Hang in there....:)