I Promised Carl a "good stuff" Post.
Books are always good stuff... therefore: This is a photo of the three books I sent for with my birthday Amazon gift cert.
Fablehaven by Brendon Mull (book 5) the final edition to a fun series.
Secret of the Dragon by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. This is book 2 of a new trilogy from Dragonlance . When Weis and Hickman get together to write Dragonlance books, there are no better writers!
The books arrived today in the mail.. this is "good stuff".
I am admitting to you, that I am a pessimist and between that and depression, I don't see all the "good stuff" others see. But when it's a big one.. well that's hard to NOT see. .... and a few days ago I had "a big one".
As some of you know I am of an age where I have to doctor more then some. I have herniated disks in my low back, a pinched nerve in my right shoulder that even the chiropractor doesn't seem to be able to get to, and sciatica problems on my left side... needless to say I live with pain all the time.. some days are worse than others.
So (as the story goes) I also have a bone in my right foot that began to hurt badly and I went to a foot doctor. He said it's either deformed or a spur (top of my foot not the bottom). He puts a needle into it filled with Cortizon and gave me a prescription to get Naproxen which is an anti-inflammatory med. I got it and came home. I am to take 2 pills a day..it was late in the day so I took the first pill. By the time I went to bed nothing seemed to have changed. Then it happened........
I fell asleep. ...and stayed asleep (something I never do). When I woke I immediately noticed two things: one was that I could tell I never moved all night long (also something that NEVER happens) ..and the second was I thought I didn't feel pain. I remained motionless. I didn't want to move. I couldn't remember the last time I didn't feel pain.
BooBoo finally made me move and I sat up. I turned my neck back and forth, it creaked and cracked loudly as always.... but I didn't feel pain.
I stood up, and bent down to get socks.... and I didn't feel pain in my back!
I sat on the bed in the dark and cried. It was a good hard cry.
The entire day I was pain free. Something I haven't felt in 15 yrs! It was a glorious day! I was afraid for it to end. ...but end it did. The following 3 days the pain has returned but still not near as much as before. I know when I go off of the anti-inflammatory meds it will come back...
It has been a double edged sword. On one hand ..it was glorious!.. on the other it was only for a day and odds are it will never happen again... but I 'll take it!
That was a big "good stuff"..
A totally unexpected, good stuff...
My back is hurting again but the full pains are not back yet...and I still have a vivid memory of a whole day pain free....!
I am already back to waking many times during the night and the sciatica paining whenever I lay down....I wonder why it helped it so much with one pill but then on 2 a day it's coming back slowly.? Ah well..
So that's it Carl... that was a biggie for me!! I couldn't not see that it was "good stuff" even if I were blind!
From bigger then big.. to smaller then small...........
A tiny two finger stroke on the chest now and then...that has to be good stuff too!