Friday, September 9, 2016

Friday's Fave Five, 9/9/16

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1. Excellent appointment at a pain management specialist today.  I've had lower back pain for over 15 years - not debilitating but still there.  This summer I had two episodes that indicated it has gone to a new level.  It took six weeks to get in to see this doctor, and since the pain has somewhat subsided, I almost canceled the appointment, but decided to go anyway.  It was well worth it.  This doctor really knows what he is talking about.  He explained a lot of things to me that I really hadn't understood; he told me about something I can get at Walgreens for a very reasonable price that should help; he is changing my anti-inflammatory to another one that may be better; and he is going to do an in-office procedure in three weeks to see if it will help for up to a year.  It was one of those appointments where you walk out and feel like you've seen some light at the end of a tunnel.

2. Last Sunday we went to the church where our son and his wife are helping with the music and teens.  It's about a little over an hour away, and is a great little church.  Andrew and I did our "Be Still My Soul" number for the service.  His in-laws were there also,  my parents came too, and we all went to a little restaurant nearby for lunch after church.  The food was good and so was the generosity of the person who paid.  :-)

3. Labor Day and a four-day work week!!  Always a pleasure.

4. Tonight, since I feel kind of flu-ish (not sure if it's from catching Mike's cold or from taking a flu shot yesterday) Mike went over to a little sandwich shop near here and brought back supper.  Sometimes, when you don't feel real great, it doesn't get much better than a sandwich and fries from a styrofoam box at your own kitchen counter.

5. Finally - this was last Saturday.  My dove hunters.  I love this picture.


Deb said...

I have been having some problems with back pain myself, so I will be following to see what the doctor does and how it works! Thanks. Hope you get over your flu and are feeling better super fast! Have a nice weekend.

Barbara H. said...

I'm glad for the encouraging doctor's visit! And that you get get together with family at your son's church. I agree about take-out food - sometimes it just fits the bill and is so worth it not to have to cook and clean up.

Willow said...

What a blessing to be close enough to worship with your son and his wife.
I'm glad you had a good experience with your doctor and he knows what his business.
I hope you're feeling fine now and will be ready for class tomorrow morning.
Have a great week!

Faith said...

I have had on again off again lower back pain since 2012 when a disk slipped while pushing furniture. the ONLY thing that really works, and I kid you not, is going to a chiropractor who specializes in ultrasound therapy, massage and PT fitness ball exercises along with the spinal manipulation. I am PAIN FREE almost all the time now unless I lift something too heavy or twist while vacuuming, etc. My chiro has taught me the importance of keeping your core tight and walking with good posture, and how to sleep at night to avoid that back pain. I never take meds...when I feel it start to tweak, I get on that fitness ball and do the 3 things he showed me how to do. There are also 3 stretches you can do without the fitness ball but it is best if you combine them. If you'd like more info, feel free to contact me!!

Yay for dinner take out...we did Chinese last night..not the most nutritious meal for ya, but after a whole day of yard work after church, we needed to NOT cook :)

Enjoy your week and hope you are feeling better soon!