Truck of the day:
Of course we all have heard, “I will give it that old college try!”
Since I never stayed in school, HS or College long enough to get aligned with
that statement. At least this is a try.
Problems arise in all our lives, some worse than others. Two
weeks ago I could not get out of bed. As long as I remained relaxed there was absolutely
no pain. When I gave it a good try I was hit with a knife in my lower back. I
actually thought, “Will I ever be up and around again?” Then I thought of
people I have known who were in CONSTANT PAIN. I have a very high tolerance of
pain, i.e. I do my dental fillings, etc with no shots, that is a slow constant
pain. The KNIFE SHOTS catch me off guard and I do utter a bad word.
It has been two weeks, I visited a chiropractor and got a lot of
relief. I appreciate my medical doctor but know if it is BACK PAIN I prefer the
hands-on approach. I still cannot do a lot of things. NO LIFTING except with my
back straight and the lift is parallel with my body.
Thanks to my love affair with cats and kittens we have had a few
fleas visit. So WE placed ‘flea bombs’ all over the house and Sherry drove me
to the mountains and back to let them do their work. Vacuuming is required for
many days after the attack on the bugs.
With my back straight (like a marching marine) I have vacuumed
the entire house, including garage and basement, with no ill effect on my back.
I have done a lot of heat and ice. The improvement is so good I can think of
backpacking again. (Unless I sneeze as I just did, OH BOY!)
I play a game with the fleas, I hear one say, “HEY hide here that mean machine can’t get us
here.” But then I go there and the rest of them say, “I thought you said he could not come hereeeeeeeeee!” as they go into the bag.
Sherry hasn’t seen a flea in the last few days, thank goodness.
ANYWAY THANKS for the e-mails, comments, thoughts, prayers and
extended love my way. I have enjoyed reading blogs and cowboy books during my
ice and heat treatments.