Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Beautiful Weather

Yes, beautiful weather continues, cool mornings with screen doors open and warm afternoons
with blinds drawn.

Yesterday was MRI day, they always unsettle me and if right shoulder is a rotary cuff injury
nothing can be done except continued therapy.   Causes difficulty in many ways since I cannot
lift this arm.  I drove to local hospital for procedure
and do not want to stop driving locally.  Extreme difficulty getting out of car but if I take my time
able to accomplish.  This doing everything slow is new for me.

Physical therapy yesterday after MRI  and usually makes me feel so much better but did not this time with extreme pain in neck, shoulder and back that continued throughout the night.   Once again I am told that Osteoarthritis is a
progressive disease, will not go away and try and manage pain as best I can.

Have been trying to increase Yoga time and not being successful.  Arthur told me that I am doing well and not increase.   Just use to do an hour, kept decreasing and now lucky if I can do 15 to 20 minutes, also continual told to do everything slower, take my time and rest more.
Seems I have turned into someone I hardly know :)
So much I miss doing and finally accepting but does it mean I have to like it ?

Problem is the mind so active and body not responding and they are both in a different place.
This is good that the mind is good but body you have been taken good care of over the years
and I say "come on and know you can do better then you are doing."

Other pain medications suggested as I am using very little and just do not want to go that
route at this time..  Enough of this...

Collard greens preparing to put on stove
Will add chopped bacon
also making a pan of corn bread and recently read if you sprinkle a handful of corn meal
in the pan before pouring in batter that the corn bread will be crunchy - going to try.
Also black eyed peas, fresh corn cut off, from the freezer,  a big salad, fruit tea - a healthy country meal.

Two supplements suggest by oncologist and ordered from Amazon,  trying to do each every other day
just cannot consume this much :)
Looking forward to family visiting starting soon.   Also healing thoughts constantly going
out to Caitlin regarding concussion from volleyball game and Amelia doing fine with
arm now that cast is off.

Much to be Thankful for...and just keep moving onward,,,


Anne Brew said...

Dear Ernestine, I'm glad to hear you are "soldiering on" although it must be most frustrating not to be able to do all the things you normally like to do. The presence of pain is horrible and exhausting. But if you can, do please keep writing your blog as often as you can - you describe your everyday life in such an original and interesting way. xxx

Sallysmom said...

Glad to see a post from you. It makes me feel like I am hearing from family. Stay well.

Judy said...

Pain takes every bit of energy out of us!
It is much more pleasant for me to sit with my feet up and x-stitch than it is to get out and cut back my perennials!!!!!

Nan said...

I just came across this, and wonder if it could be helpful to you at all. It is something I am working on.

My Journey To Mindfulness said...

Nan, thank you
excellent, some I try to do
and need a reminder.
Anne, Sallysmom, Judy, :)