Friday, June 12, 2015

Checking in...

Hello my dears...my lovelies as Lena used to say...(has anyone heard from Lena lately? I really miss her though I know she has her hands full right now...)

I write you from my position of laying on the floor. I've been having a lot of flareups over the past week and only get relief for my lower back if I lay on the floor with my legs on a chair....

So. Much. Fun.

One week from today I have another doctor's app't with the Big Cheese. So far I've only been seeing a resident and she doesn't seem to be listening to me the way I'd like her to so I'm going over her head. I'm going to ask once again for an MRI. The resident said I didn't have enough of the "red markers" that would indicate an MRI is needed and her advice to me wouldn't be any different no matter the outcome of the MRI. Hmmmm...so if I had a bulging disc or a compressed sciatic nerve she'd still send me to Hot Yoga? I just think I need a second opinion. And my counsellor, who works in the same clinic, is going to speak to the doctor the day before I see her to let her know how the pain is affecting my mood; ie depression and anxiety.

I apologize for not having something exciting to talk about - when you're in pain most of the time it sort of limits one's adventures. I've been sticking pretty close to home - going out for short walks, doing as much as I can around the house, doing errands and so on.

Oh I did go to an event last Saturday - "The Gathering on the Green" and rode my bike there and back which resulted in a major flareup on Sunday and which has yet to calm down. Grrrrrrr...

Here's a few pics from that event:
 My brother's booth - he makes and sells birdhouses. He's under the blue awning wearing a straw hat.
 There he is again...
Lots and lots of plants for sale...

 A dunk tank...
 Music...

Tai chi...

A free and guarded space for all of the bicycles that people rode to this eco-friendly event...
 Some members of London's Symphony Orchestra added music...
 and people sat and had a lovely tea party while listening to the orchestra...

 All around the green were booths filled with jewelry, crafts, homemade jams etc etc...

Oh to be young again...

My friend Julie participated by helping kids make beaded bracelets in the Museum London booth...
I participated by eating a hot dog!!  I don't usually eat processed meat but it smelled so good! One won't kill me :)

Kitty Cuteness: Kazi has become Luna's human and I have become Lily's.  Here's Lily hiding in the myrtle just waiting for the right moment to pounce on Luna.

This is Lily's favourite spot in the house - she can keep her eye on most goings on from this vantage point on the stairs. She'll also reach out with her paw and bop me on the head as I walk by.


Whatcha cooking Gramma?

Hey...is that a bug?

Finally, they both love my bedroom windows as they look out onto the crabapple tree where there is usually a squirrel, or in this case a robin, making a racket!

11 comments:

  1. What a pain in the.... back. You take a bike ride for something to do, and it makes the pain worse. You can win, can you? I hope the Big Cheese has some better thoughts than the resident does.

    The cats are cute. The house looks good!

    Hope you feel better soon.

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  2. Wow you have been fighting this for too long, Wish there was something I could do for you.

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  3. Hope you're feeling better soon, Jane! Lena is on FB & posts pics of the babies now & then! :) They're getting so big! Your cat is hilarious... lol! They do love to abuse us when they can get away with it!

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  4. it's your body and you know how it feels, so insisting on an MRI is a wise move. Hope the pain gets less for you....

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  5. Maureen ( australia )June 14, 2015 at 7:36 AM

    Hi there I have been playing around with the idea of blogging again what do you think ??

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  6. Things will get better Jane! Sending a big hug your way! You know your body better than anyone, so keep on insisting for more!

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  7. ah, Maureen, I think you should! Missed seeing you around!



    Sam

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  8. So sorry you are still dealing with this. Keep advocating for what you need. Those kitties are cuuuute!

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  9. How can you even ask that?? Of course I would LOVE it if you started blogging again! Do it!

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  10. Maureen ( australia )June 15, 2015 at 6:03 PM

    OK might be a little boring as I have no job and we are surviving on a pension. however The Foxx is now on board so there should be some highs and lows...

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  11. Maureen ( australia )June 15, 2015 at 6:05 PM

    Hi there long time no read, great to see you still out there chugging away, will need to come up with some blog post ideas but you should see me back relatively soon, thanks for the support....

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