Sunday, July 31, 2011

What A Bummer!! Still No Pain Relief! :(

Here is the 1st Afghan that I have made just for Walt!!  He has waited patiently.....well...sort of!!  LOL  This Afghan is huge!  Of course, I had to make it over sized for my Walt.  It measures about 7 1/2 feet long by 5 feet wide.....and HEAVY!!  Of course, it has to be heavy, since I made it with double yarn!  LOL  And I figured out the color pattern using the colors that Walt chose....Hope that you like it!!

Hey Ya'll,

Well, it has been a while since I posted last....again, except for welcoming new Followers!!  But as usual so much has been happening, yet so little.

As I have posted several times, my Neck has been killing me!  It started on June 21st.  I have seen 2 Doctor's here in Reno about it and neither one would give me an RX for a Muscle Relaxer because of all the Medications that I take!!  The 2nd Doctor that we saw on Thursday, thinks that the Arthritis in my Neck is getting worse, so she gave me an RX for Celebrex and a sample of it to hold me over until I can get the RX filled.  So along with the Celebrex, I have been taking Tylenol 3 (Tylenol with Codeine), and between both, I have enough relief that I can function.

I used to take Celebrex years ago, until they took it off the market for a while.  Once it was put back on the market, my Neurologist didn't give me a new RX for it, but kept me on the new RX I had gone too.  It worked, but I had to go off of it a couple of years ago too, because I was retaining so much water and swelling up so bad, that my Legs, Ankles and Feet hurt constantly.  So I was taken off of it, which helped some with the swelling, but then my pain levels went up again.  But we managed to keep them under control for the most part.  Until recently.....

Walt is also concerned that maybe I slipped a Disc in the Neck, since it is almost 6 weeks now with no relief.  So we will probably give the Celebrex a week to see if my Neck will finally calm down, and if not, then we will call our Internist to see if he will give me a referral back to my Neurosurgeon, to see if perhaps I re-injured my's crossing my fingers that I didn't.

Oh!!  And one of the things that I have been doing to help with my Pain-In-The-Neck, is applying an Extra Strength Creme Rub on my Neck.  Which helps....but unfortunately, the other night I guess that I didn't wash my Hands well enough, after applying it before I went to bed.  I rubbed my Eyes, and....ouch!!  I had Mentholyptus in my Eyes!!  Talk about weird!!  I wasn't sure if I would call it painful, but it felt weird....I guess because of the numbing elements of the rub, plus the smell.  Like I said, it was just weird.  But to be safe, I flushed my Eyes with Water!!  Walt made sure of that.

August is the biggest Month our family has for Birthdays.  Just my family alone, not including friends, etc, we have 8 Birthdays, (including mine!)!  My Dad's and my Grand Daughter Emily's Birthday is also in August.  I guess this means that I have another road trip ahead of me....I need to go celebrate with them.

Yesterday, Walt and I spent the whole day in a Gun Safety Course.  I was amazed at how well I did too!  We had to shoot a target at 3 different distances to show that we could hit the target and not something else!!  And I managed to hit the target right around the center of the chest most of the shots!

This Instructor was extremely through too.  He teaches Law Enforcement Officers, etc, as well as Self Defense classes for women.  And one thing that I want to bring up, since he told the other woman in the class and me....and I feel that everyone should be aware of is this.....he said that many times, a man will place a Cell Phone on the floor in the dressing rooms, and have it on record, etc.  So if you are not aware of it, you will be recorded and on the Internet!!!  So if you notice a Cell Phone on the floor, don't just assume that someone dropped it, kick it out of the way!!!

Well, I have so much to do, and as usual so little time to do it in.  So I will go for now, but I wanted to leave with this Survey that I found on Andrea's blog tonight....Hope you enjoy it too.  Till next time....

Aloha My Friends  :)

Survey Time!
Andrea posted this survey on her blog, and she got it from another friend, and I too thought it was a fun idea!  I love getting to know people better.

1. What is your occupation right now ?
I am Retired from the State of California due to Medical issues.

2. What color are your socks right now?
White, normally I wouldn't be wearing socks in the Summer, but Walt likes to keep the RV about 68 degrees, and the cold air freezes me!!

3. What are you listening to right now?
The movie "Because I Said So".

4. What was the last thing that you ate?
A Ham and Cheese sandwich.

5. Can you drive a stick shift?
Yes, all of my cars/trucks, etc that I drove from Pre-Teen on, were stick shifts until 15 years ago.  My legs can't handle having to use the Clutch all the time anymore....

6. Last person you spoke to on the phone?
My Parents.

7. Do you like the person who sent this to you?

8. How old are you today? 
  55, but I will be 56 in 17 days!!

9. What is your favorite sport to watch on TV?
I love watching NHRA Top Fuel and Funny Car Drag Racing!!

10. What is your favorite drink?
I love Diet Coke, Caffeine Free.  And I also like Sugar Free Cherry Kool Aid.

11. Have you ever dyed your hair?
Yes, for a few months 19 yrs ago, I attempted to have Red hair as that is Walt's favorite hair color, but it just wouldn't hold the color, so I went back to my natural Blonde.  But it is now quickly turning Gray!  I haven't even used a Wash In Color, in over a year.  But I will probably put one in for our Vacation in Hawaii this December!!  :)

12. Favorite food? 
Definitely Mexican and Italian

13. What is the last Movie you watched?
In the Theater, it would have been "The King's Speech" with my daughter Christa.

14. Favorite day of the year? 
Thanksgiving and Christmas!

15. How do you vent anger?
Vent? Whats vent? I tend to hold things in until I explode!

16. What was your favorite toy as a child?
My Bike and Motorcycle.

17. What is your favorite Season?
Spring and Fall since it isn't too hot or too cold!

18. Cherries or Blueberries?

19. Do you want your friends to e-mail you back?
Yes, I love to get reply's from my e-mails.

20. Where is you favorite place to escape?
I love to go the beach, and sit in a comfortable chair in the shade.

21. Favorite TV Show?

I have too many to list, but as far as non Reality Shows, I love Bones. But I love reality shows, and there are wayyy too many of those to list!!

22. Living arrangements?
My Husband and I live in a 40' RV Fifth Wheel, and I am liking it much more than I thought that I would.

23. When was the last time you cried?
Last night.  I cry reading books, watching TV and Commercials, etc.  IE, I cry just thinking about it sometimes.

24. What is on the floor of your closet?
  Our shoes.

25. Who is the friend you have had the longest?

My friend Kelly.  We have been best friends for 32 years!!

26. What did you do last night?
Ate dinner with Walt after a full day at a Gun Safety Class.

27. What are you most afraid of?
FIRE (I always joke that I must have been burned at the stake in another lifetime...) :)

28. Plain, Cheese, or Spicy Hamburgers?

29. Favorite dog breed? 
I love small dogs, like Terriers, Chihuahuas, etc. Something that I could easily carry one handed/armed.  But for a full size dog, my favorite dog growing up was a Boxer, she was the smartest, sweetest dog I ever had!

30. Favorite day of the week? 

31. How many states have you lived in?
(2)...California for 55 yrs, and Nevada now for the past 7 months.

32. Diamonds or pearls?
Diamonds baby!

33. What is your favorite flower?


~Lisa~ said...

Feel better my Friend.. There are few things worse than back issues, and I feel your pain...

I loved your "About Me"!! I just may have to snarf it for my blog!!

~Lisa~ said...

PS - I love, love, LOVE the afghan!!! I'll be wantin' to steal that sometime this winter!!

Debi said...

Thanks Lisa! You can snarf the About Me from my post, especially since I snarfed it from someone else!! LOL

And thanks about the Afghan! If we lived closer to each other, I would love to make one for you! But it would probably cost a fortune to mail one to you!!

Anonymous said...

The afgan is lovely. All I can make are scarfs that I knit and it's now been years since I made one.
I am sorry to hear you are in such pain. Neck pain is the worse. I hope the doctors can get in figured out for you.
I lOVE boxers- I have two right now.

Debi said...

Thanks Robyn! I hate that my Neck just won't relax...but it is what it is.

I loved our Boxer, she was the best dog. I hated it when our neighbor poisoned her!

Ronnie said...

Hehe, number 27 made me chuckle.

Debi said...

I know! If only it weren't true!! LOL

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