Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Three News Flashes

1. My daughter moved in (for 6 months) and spent the first night here last night.
2. It is snowing outside.
3. I went to the doc yesterday and was told to stop running for at least 10 days.

It is nice to have someone here.  It was great yesterday to have both of my daughters pop in.  They have not hung out for a very long time.  It was so good to hear them laughing and goofing - even though I am frequently the subject of their humor - and that is OK.  My daughter is a solitary kind of person like I am, so her living with me could either be great or horrible, but in either event it will be just fine.  

Snowing.  Big Fluffy Snow Flakes.  All over my lilacs, roses, honeysuckle, lavender, tulips, lilies, etc.  I covered a few things last night, but finally decided to let nature take her course.  She has not been in a good mood in the last month, has she?  I thought about the folks in Myanmar, China, and the tornado stricken parts of our own country - and realized a few frozen buds is not a big tragedy.  

When I realized that the 'big deal' was not happening at work yesterday, I made a doctor's appointment.  I have sciatica.  The big honkin' nerve that runs from your lower spine all the way down your leg is inflamed.  It hurts like hell, and has for a long time.  Thanks to two blogs, I was able to determine that I have been complaining about this since February.  I have Physical Therapy schedule for the first available appointment - May 21.  And was instructed not to run until then... and then wait to hear what the PTist says.  I am going to volunteer at the local marathon this weekend... just to keep excited about running.  

My first year of Biblical School ended last night.  I really enjoyed it, learned a lot, and met some great people.  Now I have Monday nights free, and don't have to study during the weekend.  

I will get to a meeting tomorrow morning.  My meeting schedule has really suffered for my lately busy-ness.  I will meet a sponsee at the meeting tomorrow.  That is food for my soul.


dAAve said...


I know all about sciatica. Had it for years. And it's abotu time you began to slow down and smell the snow-covered lilacs and tulips.

Trailboss said...

LOL Dave. You take care of yourself. You're too important not to.

I can't imagine having snow at this time of the year but like you said, when you think of all the other ppl suffering it makes it seem pretty small.

Scott W said...

Funny that the two other people that have commented are part of my posse.

Nice to know a diagnosis I bet. Now it's time to nourish yourself back to full strength.

Zane-nawwaa said...

Sciatica can be brutal. Mine really kicks in some times. OUCH.
Glad you went to the Dr. Funny, that the other three people that have commented are part of my posse. HEH HEH HEH HEH.

Syd said...

MC, I have sciatica too. I have some lower back scoliosis and it causes the muscles to put pressure on the sciatic nerve. I occasionally take a muscle relaxer and that helps. I can't pound the pavement like I used to.
The snow sounds great.

Pam said...

Sometimes pregnance will help sciatica...it did mine...31 years ago. So go out and get pregnant MC, how delightful that would be hmmmm?
WOW it's already been a year at the Biblical School...I'm so proud of you apple dumplin'