So... My husband and I are back from his appointment at the pain clinic in the city. In a nutshell? Nothing happened, and nothing will happen. At least not there. To backtrack a bit. When we first moved here, one of the first things we had to do was find a new doctor for my … Continue reading How it went
And it only took 2 years and 5 months. My husband got a letter from the pain clinic in the city today. He has an appointment for next month! Which will make it almost exactly 2 1/2 years since he was first put on the waiting list. It took 2 years and a new doctor … Continue reading Good news!
It was a sleepless night last night. Even with painkillers, I still hurt all over. That, on its own, would have been fine. What made it difficult is what I could only describe as a total rebellion of m body! You've probably heard of restless legs syndrome? That's when you're lying in bed, trying to … Continue reading Recovery day
I am in so much pain right now. Chances are, I'll hardly be able to walk tomorrow. But it was worth it! Let's back up a bit. This morning, I got a call from the pharmacy, letting me know my husband's painkillers were ready to pick up. Oh, what wonderful news to start the day! … Continue reading I’ll be feeling this tomorrow!
My hip joint, that is. I have been feeling pain in my left hip for some time. I got X-rays and they found the beginnings of osteo-arthritis, which is not surprising, but also bone spurs, which explained the pain I was feeling. That pain is pretty much always there, but not very severe. About the … Continue reading Feelin’ hip
Today, my husband finally had his appointment in at the heart clinic in the city. It was in the afternoon, but they say to come in 45 minutes early. We figured out when we would have to leave to make it with plenty of time, then left a half hour earlier than that, for time … Continue reading Time to put my feet up
Things have been hot for the past few days, and will continue to be hot for the next while. It's not even noon as I write this, and we're already at 25C, with a "real feel" of 29C. We've also had a lot of thunderstorm warnings, but aside from one quick pass, they have been … Continue reading Finally getting rain – and, ouch
I headed out with my daughter to drop her off for work earlier than usual. She was very kind enough to be willing to be stuck outside until someone with a key showed up (which, thankfully, did not turn out to be long) so that I could head over to another town almost an hour's … Continue reading Long day and ready to crash!
With all the wonderful rain we've had, the lawn is quickly reaching jungle proportions. So I started weed trimming the edges before breaking out the riding mower. It never fails. Every time I bring out the weed trimmer, I find myself going further and further into the bush. This is the area by the garage … Continue reading I couldn’t help myself
Ah, life. The things you throw at us. While, thankfully, my husband did not injure himself when the kittens tried to kill him, and he ended up falling, it did not leave him entirely unscathed. As time went on, it became clear he did pull some muscles (I guess that should count as an injury?), … Continue reading Changed plans