Wednesday, April 20, 2011

And the beat goes on....

Generally speaking, I'm healthy as a horse.  [Yeehaw!] 

Well, sure, I have little widget-wodgets, here and there, but nothing to write home about.  This last week or so has been a real eye-opener.  Doctors and waiting rooms and pharmacy lines, oh my!  I'd rather have lions and tigers and bears, any day.

But it's all "for the greater good"....or so we like to think.  The pain in my leg is still there...and the darn leg has been getting weaker.  I try to keep walking - gently moving around - getting a few chores done, playing games with the dogs, making sure they get some exercise, etc.  (Once heard an interview with a woman who'd just turned 105.  She said the secret to a long life was "Keep moving.")  But then my knee turned into a noodle a few times and darn-near threw me down.  (Hmmmm..  Can a noodle actually throw a woman down....?  Do you think there might be a wrestler named NOODLE?  note:  Googled it, and there is!  She is an Anime character...)

And the pain.  It is relentless, it is wearing me out. My regular doctor sent me to yet another doctor.  The new MD is all about "Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation" and she's very nice.  She looked at the x-rays, did a couple of "push here" and "move this way" tests and declared that the problem isn't my hip at all.  She says something is wrong with a disk in my back and it's pinching a nerve and wreaking all this havoc.  She bumped the Prednisone up to the maximum dose for a longer time, said to continue the Percocet, gave me a new medicine that is "good for nerve pain," (although it says 'anti-seizure' on the label!) and scheduled an MRI for Saturday.  Jeez, these people are pill happy.  She told me not to drive (as I got my car keys out, ready to go home, and said "Oh.  Right.  Of course.  Heh heh...Heh heh heh...") and to use a cane.  She said "Find a pool and tread water, it's the best possible traction."  "But I usually sink," I said, to which she replied "Use a noodle!"  There it is again - NOODLE.  Can noodle be some kind of an omen? 
So, yeah.  Like that.  Balderdash and Dagnabit.   
Okay okay, I won't drive for a while - at least not until the NEW BIGGER dose of that bad boy Prednisone FIXES the whole thing in JUST A COUPLE OF DAYS!!!  (Click click...treat!)

The Riffster is doing his best to be patient.  What a sweetie.  And he seems to be extra careful when he's running up to me.  How do dogs know to be like that?  ♥♥♥   
We're excited because Lauri P agreed to play with Riff on Friday, out at the agility field.  It'll be the first time he's run sequences with someone else.  We're really looking forward to it. 

In the meantime - take care of yourselves. 


vici whisner said...

hope you are feeling better soon. I will miss you at the agility trials.


kiwichick said...

Hope you start feeling better soon. Don't let it get you down.

Celeste said...

Thank you. Trying to stay patient while Riff gets restless is the toughest part! He's so much fum...

Anonymous said...

Dang!!! The pinched nerve makes sense though, given the delayed pain response initially. Hopefully all the pills will calm it down and you can get back to having fun. So sorry, pain is no fun.

And how nice of Riff to be such a good sensitive boy. :-)

Joan said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery. We miss you

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