Friday, April 11, 2008

It's been a really rough week.

I think the low point may have been Wednesday, when I watched Pudge do his post-poop victory lap and nearly cried from jealousy. I wanted to both run AND poop, but sadly, could do neither.

I am pleased to report that I am once again walking upright. Not without pain, mind you, but UPRIGHT, and that is a big improvement. The "regularity" problem has resolved itself (not without help, but whatever), I made it through the show last night without using a walker (though we had one standing by), and this afternoon I have an appointment for a massage.

So, things are looking up, possibly. I don't know whether to give credit to the naproxen, the ibuprofen, the diclofenac, the darvoset I finally got desperate enough to pull out of the medicine cabinet where I had stashed it in disgust three years ago, the valium, the organic apple cider vinegar, the long, hot baths, the icy-hot cream, the ice packs, the potassium, the heating pad, the capsicum patches, the mineral oil, the cane, or just the old "tincture of time," but I no longer feel like death is imminent. (Or desired.) I feel confident that I will make it through the rest of the shows, and then hopefully New Guy will be back in town (I say hopefully since he's supposed to be flying into DFW at some point this weekend, and what a helluva mess THAT is right now), and we can spend some quality time together before...well, you know.

And that's life as we know it, here in LizLand.

Here's to next week!

10 comments:

3carnations said...

Glad things are improving. I hope New Guy arrives when he should. You don't need that irritation on top of everything else!

Anonymous said...

That is an impressive repertoire of remedies! I'm glad to hear that at least one or all are working for you!

Noelle said...

Damn, that was me, messing up a blogger comment. Again.

gorillabuns said...

He could always rent a car and drive back. It's not that far from Dallas.:)

L Sass said...

I hope this weekend looks up for you, Liz. You deserve a good-feeling fest!

Stefanie said...

Oof. Have yourself a good weekend, my friend. Hope things are sunnier for you soon.

SUEB0B said...

My back pain cleared up the day after I broke up with my idjit boyfriend. But that was MY issue not yours.

Whiskeymarie said...

God. This week has truly sucked for you.
Sorry, my dear. Hope your weekend was a bit better...

Sauntering Soul said...

I hope your weekend was good and your back has continued to improve. That's quite a list of stuff you're using!

don't call me MA'AM said...

Things looking up this week yet? Several of my bloggy friends are having back issues. What's up with that? Sending you good juju thoughts for healing! :-)