Friday, December 29, 2006

At Least I Can Still Blog...

Shane and I - CHRISTMAS OF 2004!

I may not be able to clean house or be on my feet for long, but at least I can still blog! {Even if it is at a slower speed than I am accustomed to.} I've had some very painful days and have been discouraged that I can't just wake up and "be over it"! But I know HIS grace is sufficient. I am anxiously awaiting my Dr's appointment. I have been on natural supplements for about 3 months now and don't see or feel that they are helping. Could it be possible my anti-inflammatory is conflicting with them? I am to the point at which I will eagerly ask my Doc for Prednisone! Sorry Pat & Jackie, please don't pass out after reading that! (smiles)But at least I can still blog!

I do get a little relief in late afternoons. That is when I attempt to clean the kitchen and do laundry. Just today, I finally got my buffet table cleaned off from Christmas Eve and washed the table cloths! The food had been put away thanks to Kim; but the candles, crumbs, decorations, and sweets were still sitting there through out the week. I just didn't have it in me to tackle it. Agustin is so tickled he can finally fold that table back up and have more space in the kitchen. I'm sure it was a comical scene today as I pulled up a chair near the table and studied it to find an easy way to push and pull it back into place with my crippled hands, wrists, and shoulders! I would touch the right points on that table but nothing would budge. I just sat there for I don't know how long, willing it to slide and move into place. Where is David Copperfield when you need him? But at least I can still blog!

Well I have Agustin home tomorrow, so we will get some stuff done! Bless his heart, please remember him in your prayers as well, as he is helping me dress and is doing more around the house these past few weeks. As of late, he has been rubbing my neck and shoulders with Bio freeze and the like before he showers to go to work. Shane has been such a little trooper, having to entertain himself a little more than usual while I am out of commission. I am taking several short naps a day and through out the nights. I am longing for a full night's rest. But at least I can still blog!

His love has been the best medicine for my pain!

Speaking of blogging...I was so thrilled when I visited Amber's blog a little bit ago and saw photos from our fun and busy week-end! Thanks Amber! And by the by, I will take you up on that massage with hot towels as soon as you can get your gangstah self over here! And for Miriam and Rachel, I am about due for another pedicure. I would love to get my two aunts here for one apiece as well! We shall see.

Shane and I did get a math lesson and history lesson done today. He also practiced his cursive writing by writing the capital letters. We are doing little snippets of schooling here and there because we got so far behind the 2 weeks before Christmas.

Well, I am going to try to get some shut eye. I will probably sleep an hour or two then wake up in pain. I pray that is not the case, but I must be realistic. I assume the pain gets worse because I lie in one position for too long and also the medications wear off. So I have to get up and move around or take a hot soak in the tub, or a hot shower. Depends if I can get down into the tub and back out again. Once in a past flare up, I took a late night bath while on vacation at my parents in Indiana. I sat there for hours and had to keep running hot water into the tub. No one could hear me hollering for help! They had all been sleeping for some time. Josh was a small boy, and Agustin wasn't with me on the trip. I can laugh about it now, but boy, that night was long! I was so happy when my mom woke up for a nightly potty run and found me still in the tub. She was able to give me the support I needed to get out. I probably wasn't stuck in there for as long as it felt. I have always been thankful that I hadn't locked that door! But at least I can still blog!

Love and Prayers to all you bloggers! At least we can still blog!


Anonymous said...

I'm glad you can still blog too! I would love to be able to help you around the house now that my energy is picking up a little bit too. Enjoy the prednisone!! Jackie

Pat said...

Hey, girlfriend, do whatever it takes....even if it is a weekly massage...desperate times call for desperate measures!!


At least we can all still blog--maybe not sleep, but blog!!

Jungle Mom said...

Just keep bloggin'

Amber said...

Aunt Pam, just give me call whenever you need help! I will be here until the 19th, and Mom will not be going back to work until next week. I will be at home all by myself, she drives right by your house each morning...I would be more than willing to have her drop me off to help around the house (and give you that massage!) PLEASE call! <333 I have been praying for you!

e-Mom said...

Thanks for sharing that sweet photo of the two of you together. Your "better half" looks like a real winner! Hugs, e-Mom