Friday, November 29, 2013

Nu, Nu.....So Were You Expecting Pollyanna?

Oh, what a disgrace I  am.........the path behind me is strewn with broken promises.   I had every intention of writing cheerful little entries every few days but I don't know quite what happened except that I haven't done that atall, atall.  So sorry....... 2000 apologies interspersed with a few shitpissfucks.

Well,, I will get right to it........I am happy to report that my back problem is much improved and I can sleep without pain.  I can also sit on the hard chair at my computer without pain.  Other stuff still hurts but there is no doubt the situation is much better than it was.  Trouble is, I have to be very careful with each move and that is a bummer.  My patience with this is all used up and I still have not come up with a plan.  Well, I sort of have a plan which consists of executing a series of yoga stretches several times a day and that does seem to be helping so I am leaning toward booking a physical therapist with yoga training as my next step.  Meanwhile, my mood is dark and dour and I am no fun anymore.

I must admit that I did get a few giggles out of one of the yoga poses which left me amazed as hell that I was able to contort myself into it.  It really helped the sciatica.  It goes something like this.  

Sit on the floor with  legs crossed in front of you.  Arrange the right leg bent at  90 degree angle in front of your body.  Hoist the bod up onto left knee just enough to slide the left leg straight back and stretch it out straight behind you..  At this point the right leg is under your abdomen/ groin, the left leg is stretched out behind,  you are leaning on straigtened arms with head held high.  Now, if you can, stretch arms forward, bring torso forward and rest torso and arms on floor in front of you.

Of course,  the only thing left to do now is have someone sprinkle you lightly with kosher salt and bake till lightly browned all over.  (Spread with mustard and eat while still warm).

So that is what I have been up to about you?


  1. I have learned that if I bend over for anything, to never straighten up without first lifting my head and looking up.

    Happy Thanksgiving! and Happy Chanukah!

  2. I got stuck at "sitting on the floor with legs crossed in front of you!" :-D Now if someone would just help me up!

    Lo I'm always glad to see a post, even if you need to complain a little. This getting older is fun in some ways, but in others ....not so much. I'm glad you have some relief from your pain. Hurting all the time takes too much energy.

    Luv you and send smelly doggie kisses
    Daisy, and BArbara too

  3. I'm gonna call 911 before I even start to attempt that! (And I'm only 71...)
    You are amazing, Lo, and I'd give you a big hug (if I could get up from the floor).

  4. Getting older and stiffer by the moment here. Thanks for asking. I'm so glad you're still able to laugh, Lo. I am praying that my sense of humor hangs around because once it's gone, I'm outta here.

  5. You left me at "sit on the floor," which I have not done for ten or more years.
    Any birdie babies to report?
    And, I'm please you are feeling better.

  6. The very thought of contorting myself is painful. It's jigsaw time for us every evening, it certainly passes the time and keeps the hand eye co-ordination going but getting out of the chair after a session is something else.
    Keep the posts going Lo, I know its not easy but I do love to hear from you even if its a moan, I understand...

  7. Oh my, I love the humor. I am not as good at it as you but when I speak to students at school I am also throwing in some stray off the walk sarcastic comment and they look in amazement or with stupidity.

  8. Well, you know, if we don't experience dark and dour, we wouldn't recognize bright and cheerful.

  9. Oh, my. I think that is the "gentle stretch" my husband was doing when he pulled something in his hip and sacroiliac joint. Now he can hardly move. Hoping his pain meds (from old injuries) hold out until his appointment in a couple of days with an orthopedic specialist. I haven't attempted that position in years, but if you can do that, you are more awesome than you know!

  10. This pose worries me, especially with the Kosher salt. It seems like you'd be way too easy to shishkebab, and you wouldn't like it.

  11. Yes but do I unfold myself?

  12. Getting old ain't for sissies.

    ..and you got a head start on me.

  13. Thought of you today as I borrowed your "shitpissfuck" to express my disdain over a bad PET scan report. All is not lost, it may be nothing, but I didn't want to hear any news that wasn't great.....

    Sorry to hear you are not in a mood to write, you are so funny, love to read everything your thinking - you make lots of us happier...

    Hope you feel better, much love to you,,

  14. Lo
    I know I was here before but I must have neglected to leave a comment. Sorry. Oh boy, sounds like you are tying your body into a pretzel. Even when you are not feeling good, your huor stands out. Hope you get some really good days soon.