In case you’ve wondered…..
just a note as to why I’m not blogging much lately.
I pride myself in being able to conquer life and it’s ups and downs
and keep on trucking but this time,
I just couldn’t get beyond being tired and in unbelievable pain.
I would think I have the strength to stay up and blog,
but just couldn’t…
I’m working private duty/job sharing with a CNA…my ex #2…
(there is heavy lifting at twice a day…I can’t do that alone).
It wasn’t to last this long but extenuating circumstances…
the person I was temporarily replacing in an emergency situation
after she fell and had surgery on her shoulder….
was arrested by drug enforcement authorities….
August 18 I posted this on Facebook.
This is the quickest way for me to update everyone.
1. I locked myself out of my computer August 12 for a few days last week.
2. I’m working…day six of a 21 day stretch ! … the stretch ends September 2nd.
3. Had injections in my knees Wed the 8th and still am recovering…
the results are wonderful for 6 months when the pain and reaction to the injections resolves….
just getting to be a wuss in old age … I now understand my the old tyme snake oil
salesmen were popular
4. Monday, August 20, major dental work … follow up to the fall that gave me the black eye, stitches in my forehead and destroyed some teeth. So, it will be at least til the end of the week…or sooner.
5. I need my energy for working the split shifts…I often nap between the 3 hour shifts…
and “invisible except for photos for a while !
The opportunity for awesome photos at work is endless.
Update to the message above:
1. It took the computer place about 10 minutes to undo what I had done…
so that is a relief
2. This 21 day stretch ends Sept. 2, then I work Sept 4 6 7
Sept 12 thru Oct 10
Nov 6 7 8
G. … ex #2 is helping me, so we are splitting the pay…$15 !
I don’t think that is minimum wage….
and it is split shifts…8 am to 11am, 4p to 7 pm … no good deed goes unpunished.
It’s more of a humanitarian effort, not a job. It isn’t hard work,
but it has been thru pain, suffering and putting on a smiling face.
It eliminates most of the schedule that I loved for art, music, special events.
But, it will pay for the dental work which is a blessing.
3. The knees finally don’t hurt as of today August 24.
4. The dentist lived up to his reputation of good fast dentistry…
and I have no fear of going to that office at all.
I’d have the lower teeth done immediately if I had the money.
5. Will post some photos of the awesome views from the screened in porch…
and the sights along the way to work…about 6-10 miles I’d say.
I am trying to have some special moments, like stopping for a special meal
at a new food truck (Jamaican chicken…sooooo yummy), hear friends playing
jazz at a local restaurant, going to the buoy auction and seeing my buoy sold
The best thing about the dentist appointment Monday August 20
was I get to smile again and don’t look like a jack o lantern…
the second best thing is supper for two nights
by the doctors orders for soft food:
a bowl of two scoops of Scoops homemade ice cream…
coconut/black raspberry la
st night and coconut/red raspberry …
a scoop of each, YUMMO !
Can’t beat 3 days of “soft food” with ice cream at the top of the list !
(the 3 rd night I had a soft noodle casserole).
Thanks for reading all of this…if you got this far…a friend in deed !
Will make a better effort to blog as I feel better…
and read what others write and comment, too:
as my spirits improve
and my depression lifts,
as I feel more confident about talking and laughing with others.
I’ll admit, vain I am. Self conscious I was. What a difference
half an hour .. tops…in the dentist’s chair makes ☺
Off to conquer the world as much as someone my age can !
September 20, 2012 at 11:23 am
Sig, I still don’t know from reading this ,what happened to you. If and when you can, please explain to me what has happened to you. I am concerned. Thanks, Jean
August 27, 2012 at 9:29 am
I like the red wall room of the Jazz trio at Finn’s Irish Pub
– for sure it was a good therapy to be there!
August 26, 2012 at 6:05 pm
Oh Siggi. My goodness, girl, you do have a full platter!
I’m hoping things start turning around for you!
I admire the way you look for joy even through pain!
Sending hugs and prayers your way.
August 25, 2012 at 1:22 pm
ps, no pay wanted btw!
August 25, 2012 at 1:20 pm
Would you like my help after work or before work, with your job?
August 25, 2012 at 6:21 am
Difficult not to feel really conscious of our teeth not looking nice. It’s basically the first thing others look at in a person. Sorry you’ve been in such pain. Any type of constant pain is so debilitating and understandably makes people depressed too. I’m glad you and life are on the upswing again now. Life is a roller coaster, isn’t it.