I had an 8 a.m. fasting blood draw this morning and guess what. I couldn't get the automatic garage door open to get the truck out...no electricity. I hadn't even thought of that one. Also, since I have been doctoring with some serious nerve damage, I didn't have the strength to lift the 12 ft. door. I called to reschedule, just got off the phone, and the power came back on. Quickly, I call in hopes of still keeping the same time for my blood draw, phew, they let me in.The snow and cold keeps me inside for the most part, so I walk, exercise and catch up on tons of spring cleaning through it all. I heard that spring will come as soon as this weekend, with promises of more snow and above zero temperatures as high as 30 degrees. Oh, how good that is going to feel. We have outdoor plans for the weekend. YEAH!
In the meantime, there has been plenty of patching to catch up on. We have to keep the wool pants operationable, as there is a lot of firewood to cut for drying for next year. These belong to my brother who is cutting blowdown trees from last summers tornado. His whole 40 up north HAD a beautiful stand of hard maple and poplar on it which is now lying criss-cross all over the place. Clean-up is a must so the saplings have a chance to regenerate.
Any of you who have gotten to know us here at Dars Stuffings, know that my hubby Bill, suffered a nasty steam burn on his arm last spring when a hose blew, at the mill. Well, it happened again, and on the same arm, in the same place. It's not quite as bad, and NO, he would not go to the hospital or even see a doctor. I will tend it as well as I can, but I'm still trying to convince him to at least have it looked at, or insurance may not cover it if he gets infection. MEN!
Besides Bill, there is still more patching. Have you ever seen one of these? It is a patch that medication is administered to, a battery pac is turned on, and the patch delivers little impulses of stimulation to relax overactive nerve endings. I have this nasty stuff going on in my neck with bone on bone, pinched nerves, and God only knows, what else. The neurologist is trying to relax everything enough to get pictures. I can't say it did much....but
the squiggly tapes worked...they are designed to massage nerves with each movement. They do work. They were on each side of my face, releasing my intense headache, but the second they removed them, my headache returned immediately. Imagine what they will come up with next. But, for now, I will take any kind of relief. ALL because of a pinched nerve somewhere. I hate this pity party crapola.
PT is working on my dead legs and feet, and OT gets my neck and arm. My oh my, how this bod is going south. I sure wish I meant that, as in, going south to my sisters. I hate all of this ............ Calgon, Take me Away.
Thanks for listening....As I reread this, it sounds pretty much hateful of our luck...well that's right. We are Sooooooo ready for some health and wealth so we can get the heck on down the road.