Well I here! lol.. it has been so long that i have actually posted! Went to the cabin for days with the grands, 11, 6, and 3. With the father of too of them, my son Zach. So it was hectic but fun, they all loved the beach and lake. had to bribe them with it lol. do this and you can go play at the beach, worked real well until the final days they caught on lol. but it was good i hated coming back and going to work. which was today lol, wasnt bad but migraines and the lights over head were not ideal. as i cannot take anything that works at work! same old me
Kitt, I'm sorry to learn that you still have the wretched migraine. I suffered from the age of 22 until 55 when they packed their bags. Something to do with hormones. I feel for you. So hard when you have to get through the daily grind.
No word from Huronna. Tropical Storm Elsa passed Tampa and has made landfall so I hope all of her potted plants she and Joe stashed against the house survived the wind and rain and the internet techie is able to get her back online. Kitt I cannot imagine a migrane, I feel for you sweetie.
I saw a knee and hip specialist today as my spine surgery recovery has been hindered by my L knee. Xrays show mild arthritis so I got a steroid injection, hip has some too but normal wear and tear. Doc thinks the steroid will do the job but if not a gel hyaluronic acid injection would be the next step.
Off to deliver the hemmed pants to Rosemary and get my hair cut.
Sounds like the procedure I had on my knee. Steroid and the 3 gel injections and then arthroscopic surgery. After all those injections they finally did an MRI and say that besides the arthritis it was a torn meniscus in two places. Told me eventually I would need a knee replacement, but I'm doing everything not to have to do that. Well I am back, I can't believe how many things I am behind in doing. Even when on a cruise, I don't hink I missed this many days. I think I lost my 1st place in the 3 trivias I play also. not way to make up for missing three days. i have auction stuff to do also Woe is me LOL
I'm so glad you are back, sorry about the trivia drop. You'll recover. My X-rays show arthritis and narrowing in left knee cap. I forgot to ask about a PRP procedure but doc thinks I may not have to go the gel injection route, we'll see. How did your potted plants do?
Forgot to mention that my friend Rosemary had her entire family over for the 4th enjoying their last time in the house and the gazebo, drove in from as far away as Texas and the BnBs and AirBnBs in town were happy. But, she couldn't resist dead heading some of her flowers, she's a Master Gardener, and she fell tripping on the edge of the flower bed. Trip to ER and Cat Scan but her profusely bleeding head is fine. She looked great today. Tough woman!
Good morning. My friend the Frogmouth (OWL)is back in it's sunny place. Opened it's eyes to look at me and then back to snooze. Brightened my morning after a painful night. I feel for you Flagryl. I've not heard of gel injections. I guess they go right into the joint? My two hip replacements and the steel in my ankle are causing some pain , they are after all quite old. I would gladly forget my knees. I'm glad Rosemary's family celebration was such a success. Horrible for her to fall though but happy it wasn't worse for her. Sydney lockdown is extended and I want my boys. Wow, that's a long whinge from me. I'm feeling a bit precious. Huronna it's so good to know you're back. What do you do for the knees at the gym? It's a bit early for a Bailey's so I'll have a life saving cup of strong tea and maybe listen to some music. Joe is off shopping.
potted plants did just fine. didn't even loose one orchid. The gel injections do go right in the joint. They would use a topical lidocaine before the injection, and I just held onto the chair and didn't move. I'm on Meloxicam which is used to treat arthritis. It reduces pain, swelling, and stiffness of the joints. Meloxicam is known as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug.. Arthritis will get worse with non-usage. When I go to the gym I used the treadmill for 30 minutes. I'm unable to do the regular elliptical, but there is something where you sit and your legs are doing bicycle type exercise and your arms are doing the elliptical movement. On some days I work out on upper body machines if the knee is bugging me. I try to keep as active as I can, and when I get home if I feel a little funny, that Australian Dream works real well. Flagryl your friend is really resilient. Bless her heart!
Oh Silk, I remember last spring when my shoulder was so bad I couldn't wait for a gin and tonic. Pain is so insidious, I feel it. Huronna, I take Celebrex which is similar to Meloxicam. Your Meloxicam does not work for me, it's too weak or does not work as well as I've tried it. I take 2/200mg Celebrex a day, not for my back at all. It's the shoulder. I also use Voltaran gel on my shoulder at night. I hate to think about a shoulder replacement, but perhaps next spring. All this arthritis is debilitating. Not like the 'C" word but pain is there too. Bless you Grassy.
I get a mani-pedi tomorrow with my new neon hot kinda pink polish on my toes and french white tips on my nails. A gryl's gotta have fun.
Huronna that's quite a work out. You must be trim, taut and terrific!! Of course we hope it helps your knees. Glad your orchids survived the tempest. I absolutely hate to lose a plant. Flagryl, last Spring was very bad for you and that shoulder is a constant battle I think. I can't take anti inflammatories unfortunately. I did try the Voltaren gel but with no effect. I agree ,chronic pain wears one down at times. A little bit of alcohol you like is a good temperary anaesthetic. My podiatrist is coming soon so I have to have a sweet breath...a late happy hour today. Have been for blood work. I deserve it. I am having trouble wearing a mask which is mandatory just now...it doesn't help my breathing. Your pedicure sounds pretty.
Yesterday Was Joe's birthday, now he can no longer say that I am older than he is (by three weeks) as now we are the same age. Puppy's Momma, who is our financial advisor took us out to lunch. I definitely am not used to eating a full meal at lunch time and I am still very uncomfortably stuffed. Thankfully hubby isn't hungry either because if he were, he'd have to make his own dinner HA HA
Happy Birthday to Joe, glad he's caught up now! John baked Rosemary her favorite carrot cake last night, up later than usual but it turned out great and took it over to her this morning. I ran off some labels for her new address and made some larger on plain paper so she could give to people. She gave me a couple of her plants, a Cyclamen but it was buggy and a lily, it had scale. So I spent some time this morning disinfecting and repotting them. Poor dear can't see very well. It's warm here now, upper 80s.
My knee is better, the steroid has worked taking down the inflammation. I feel better for it, too.
Good evening. Flagryl, glad to learn that your knee is feeling rather better. Must you torment me with descriptions of John's cakes. I have a sweet tooth particularly for home made cake but I rarely cook them now. Happy birthday to Joe Huronna. I am probably late. Covid restrictions are very strict here now even in regional areas like ours. Cases mounting each day. Looks as though I won't see my boys for a while; depressing. Getting my sets ready for the auction and doing Huronna's challenge; otherwise life is pretty humdrum.
Sorry to hear about the increase in restrictions Silk. Are vaccinations readily available or are people just not wanting to get them? I called my service provider yesterday to inquire about an adjustment to my bill for no service. They were really nice about it, I didn't even have to tell them what days, though I had written them down. Good thing I had posted about the time in June, because I couldn't remember how many days that was. She only asked me how many days, not even what days, and basically took the total monthly bill, divided it by 30 and them multiplied it by the number of days I had no service. Next month's bill will reflect it.
Neither Joe nor I ate anything for the rest of the day. We did have some fluids but nothing else. Can'r remember being that full, and very uncomfortable.
Ditto on the restrictions, thought that wouldn't happen. So sorry that means you won't be able to see your sons, that's awful. Huronna, you are fortunate your provider was honest because many are not. I love going to brunch but it sure makes it a one meal day! Gee, I don't know about the Anthurium plant. It's loaded with scale and not sure it's worth saving, can't have it in my sunroom or my study with other plants. The lil cyclamen start may survive.
So, thought I'd show you my mani pedi, went full out this time and got the shadow line to match my toes.
Goodnight. Those toenails are quite the thing Flagryl and the finger nails. People are getting vaccinated but some are slow. The AZ one has caused clots in some people and the Pfizer is a bit slow coming. Ben had his first shot( pfizer ) Ben and steph are spending time cooking special dishes to make the lockdown interesting. Sid ,the cat, doesn't care !! Julien ( chef )is still working in the restaurant but mostly takeaways. Four days only. When he was last here he was very thin and a bit tired so I'm happy he's doing shorter hours. It's a very anxious time for families. Nice to get a refund from your provider Huronna. I've got a bit of the ' black dog' just now. I might have a night cap...it can't hurt.
Magenta was the color I decided on, actually matches my toes. Our Microwave pooped out last month, poor thing was ONLY 21 years old HA HA. Anyway the install was supposed to be from 2-5 yesterday. When he had not shown by 5 I figured something was wrong and we wouldnt hear anything until Monday. But lo and behold at 7:15 he called and said he was 10 minutes away. When he arrived he explained that one of his dishwasher installs took a lot longer that expected because the lines from the old one were not compatible with the new one or something like that and he was behind the rest of the day. Very nice guy, quick and efficient and was done in less than an hour. You never know how much you use one, until you don't have one.
Joe has finally agreed to see a Physical Therapist. I had talked to his Primary and explained how is was getting less and less agile (though he never was after 2017) but that he really needed a person in authority to direct him in what he should be doing. (as he never listens to me) His evaluation appt in Tuesday and I said that I was going with him because of his memory and he always puts on a cheery front for new people and hides what is really going on. I know he'll never be 50 again, but there's no reason he should act 90 either.
Silk, understandable about that black dog given you won't be seeing your sons with any regularity. I get it. I think it's catching though. John and I drove into Rosemary's yesterday to say goodbye, her daughter and sil are there helping her pack for the movers who come this week. Hard. I've known this woman 19 years and saw her 3xwk at the gym and then for birthdays and holidays. Some people just click. Her leaving just took the wind right out of my sails.
We picked up some pulled pork and sides at our bbq guy's place, nice not to cook since it's been so warm. 92 is hot for Flagstaff.
I've been working in my sunroom with plants. Had to toss the Anthurium, my friend who I think knows more than I about plants [rare comment from me] and doesn't toss plants lightly said scale spreads even to plants not near, I think it's the spores. I'm not telling Rosemary, I still have her Christmas Cactus that I have 4 pots of the leaf starts. They are ready for a larger pot for their home.
I'm really glad you have insisted Joe get some PT. I do 20 min of PT/Pilates exercises each day for flexibility and core, has made a difference. John does 35-40 min 3xWk and he is doing so well. We both use a large ball, took a ball class years ago. I also have a small one I use for squats. Both Joe and I have the spine surgery issues and maintaining a good muscle mass is critical for balance and flexibility. So glad you insisted Huronna!!!
Hello, like a bad penny, I return. Nothing much happening here. Finally got a couple of cooler days. I took the Kawasaki mule out and was picking blackberries and trimming the dead wood out. A doe deer came up behind me and Jerry was mowing on his tractor and whistled. I turned and looked at him and he nodded the other way. I turned around and the doe turned, walked over to the fence and politely jumped the fence then a walk across the neighbors pasture. She was not afraid at all. Earlier we had the mother turkey bring her seven babies up to the back pasture and walked around up there for quite a while. She has been bringing them up for several weeks now. They are growing fast and testing their wings now. I have bird feeders and a suet feeder on my deck. A cardinal has decided he loves the suet and he hovers as he tries to get a bite. He stay around doing that for a while. A half grown squirrel thinks the deck is his. He was going to get into my house plants yesterday that I had put out there for the summer. (He digs the dirt out of the pots) I opened the door and stepped out. He ran and jumped from the railing toward a tree but missed. He then spread his legs all directions to try to glide but he is not a flying squirrel. I checked and he was not hurt. He took off on the ground away from the house. So that was my exciting day. Almost a typical day here. I have read all the posts. I was made to try those shots in my knees. They did not work. They tried two different ones. After the failures they decided I needed replacements. Then along came Covid. All elective surgeries were canceled.so I finally got on the list and after 200+ patients ahead of me I got in to have the first one done. Then 3 months later the other one. Now our hospitals are full of Covid patients. No room for emergencies. My friend had a stroke and laid in ER until the doctor decided she would be better off at home with family. Missouri and Arkansas are hot spots for this newest variant. My friend is lucky it was a mild stroke. She has balance issues, eyes are not working right snd left side is affected so using a walker. Her family all live real close by so they are taking care of her. My sister-in-law that had the tumor removed on the first is doing better now. The doctor said it weighed 25 pounds and he thought it might be cancer so surgery took 11 hours. He checked all around her insides looking for more. Took her lymph nodes and sending everything off for testing. He told her he removed some extra fat. I told her that was the worst way to lose weight.. she felt so bad the first few days. Now she is feeling much better. The staples were removed today. Well best get off here for now. Belated Happy Birthday to Joe.
Good that Joe will get some PT Huronna. He's got a way to go to get to 90 so anything to make that journey easier will be great. Flagryl, I can't remember if you said how far away Rosemary will be from you after the move. There will be a hole in your life until you can come to terms with her not being so close. She will miss you too. Scale is a nasty thing on plants although depending how bad White Oil works. You have some nice indoor plants that you don't want to risk. You're good with your exercise routine. Whispy, what a lovely lot of wild life. I love to hear about it . Sorry to learn of your friend having a stroke but news is a bit better of your SIL . Wow that's a very heavy weight of the tumour. Beautiful day here and our owl is enjoying it. I am feeling this Winter more than usual. I am giving Joe some laughs....I have to sit up in bed and get cold round the ears so I wear a scarf hijab fashion and if I want to read I wear open fingered mittens. I don't like the bedroom heated. He threatens to take a photo and post it on FB. Almost morning coffee time...it might wake me up.
Oh Silk, what a portrait you make all cuddled up but I get it being cold and I like the fresh air. I love the wildlife too but no fur babies to entertain me. I hate to hear about these strokes so I hope your friend continues to progress Whispy, yes better at home especially now. Oh my, that's a huge tumor so I hope doc got it all and she doesn't have to have chemo or radiation.
We got quite a bit of rain yesterday tho Flag hardly had any, more on the way!! Hoping they will lift the charcoal grill restrictions soon, John won't have a gas grill.
John's niece has had an elective double mastectomy at age 60 and is doing well. Her aunt, John's sister, died of Pancreatic cancer at age 67 and was genetically tested so her niece followed up and tested positive for breast cancer, 50% chance by age 70! The gene accounts for not only pancreatic cancer but breast and prostate in men. She and her husband just bought a lovely condo in 55+ community and she wants to live and not worry in her new retirement. I was tested but for a different gene, the BRACA gene but I am good. Mom was a breast cancer survivor, mastectomy at age 38 and her sister had breast cancer w/double mastectomy age 45. Both lived well into their 90s, Mom died at 92 and her sister at 97.
I have book club, luncheon meeting at a local restaurant in town on Friday.
I have one more plant to repot, my shamrock. They always go through a bit of shock but come back beautifully. Off to the teadmill...
I can just picture you Silk, I can't handle the cold either, that's why I like being in Florida. Joe had his evaluation this morning. The place is within 10 minutes from the house which is very convenient. I went as his memory to help him fill out papers and to answer a lot of questions, and to let them know why I thought he needed this help (they definitely agreed). Very nice and efficient. The VA gave him 15 appt. He is going to go twice a week there and his usual to the gym, plus they gave him some thing to do at home. I told him I would doo them with him. Side by side at the kitchen counter LOL
Odd how things run in families. Sounds like Cancer runs rampant in John's side of the family. The females on Joe's side have all battled with it. Though his mom lived until she was 83. I just hope that my parents genes continue with me since they made it to 88 and 89, Dad finally was hit with mesothelioma and mom 15 month later, I guess just a broken heart.
I know, it's incredible. John's mother died of breast cancer at 74. His Dad died of heart disease at 66, his daughter John's sister at 52. John and his sister are good. He had prostate cancer in 03 and the surgeon said when he removed the prostate that the cancer cells were in the wall on the way out, he had the benefit of being able to biopsy during surgery at Mayo. I think all we can do is take care of ourselves so we lessen the genetic program.
My Dad would have lived a lot longer had he abided to a more healthy diet, but for a WWII 1st Sgt who served 4 years and lived on rations he came home and just wanted to live life. But, he didn't gain a lot of weight until late in his retirement when he gave up. Food was a pleasure and a diversion and he ate recreationally. That made the colon cancer and surgery harder. But, bless his soul he lived a good life. When I went back to Iowa for a long weekend I'd gain 5 lbs! Greatest Porn Food ever! If I hadn't met my neighbor, the gourmet good turned healthy Cooking Light advocate I might have followed the same path. Her husband was a wine judge and because John was the wine writer at the time, we had dinners throughout the year. They were 10 years older and she had changed cooking styles for their health. Alice is still rockin. Jim died of a Lou Gehrig's disease off shoot, so sad. Alice was/is a great cook but abandoned Julia Child's butter and achieved recipes that are tasteful and fullfilling without all the high fat, high suger, high carb. All the Midwest Porn Food. So, I thank Alice for giving me my life. We eat VERY well.
Last Edit: Jul 13, 2021 20:01:07 GMT -5 by Flagryl
Goodnight everyone. Not doing well today so just a quick post. Good news regarding Joe's PT Huronna. No family escapes health problems it seems...some more serious and heart breaking than others. What a huge decision for John's niece to make Flagryl. Several of my family have had cancer including my only brother and myself. Best wishes to everyone. I need to go to bed.