Jeez, no posts in over a week?
I got 6 days in again last week. Mmmmm. Was talking with Dawn after class yesterday; she has fibromyalgia which rain/humid weather aggravates, and she knows it makes me ache more too. Anyway, we've had a few days of rain here, so she was asking how I was doing, because "watching you do those postures you would never know your back is as jacked up as it is."
Part of that is my face is relaxed. I breathe/relax into it and am focused and blocking out (within reason) when it hurts. (if it's stabby I back off. I'm not crazy.) Part of it is I know if I make all the bits move I feel much better the rest of the day. And having watched my mom's mobility decline as much as it has, I'm determined to fight that as much as I can. Ok, she has some extenuating circumstances, but still. AND, I don't wince or gasp anywhere near as much as I did a year ago, or even 6 months ago. I'd love to see a new set of x-rays, to compare with 4/15s, to see what, if anything, is different. Cause we seem to be making progress, at least with pain management. yeehaw.
Speaking of Mom, she had surgery last week for a 3" dia (not exaggerating) spot of melanoma on her forearm. They had to take an additional centimeter around the perimeter, for the clear margin. Not sure how deep they had to go, cause i can only stand so much detail without barfing. Anyway, she isn't supposed to put more than 8 lbs of pressure on her arm (it's an inch or two above her wrist on the top of her arm) for the next 6-8 weeks. Since she walks with 2 canes, that is limiting her mobility even more. She seems to be doing ok, although it's hard to get a good idea because she just doesn't complain about anything. She goes back this week to get the staples holding the skin graft out. (BARF!!!)
In fun news, my unfinished oak finally came in, and will be installed in the one bedroom this Wednesday. And the refinisher guy might be able to start on me end of the week. I might have furniture (and be able to move my bed out of the kitchen) by the end of the month!!