One of my least endearing character traits is my tendency to snivel, and I’ve been doing a lot of it the last couple of days due to my back pain. I have been relatively pain-free in that area for the last two years, except for the normal aches everyone with a bad back has now and then. But the nerves I had severed by the ablations two years ago seem to have regenerated in the last few weeks, and the last three days have been sheer agony. I’m sniveling so much that nobody could blame Miss Terry if she used a pillow to smother me in my sleep.
We are supposed to leave for an extended road trip early next month, and I’m not looking forward to it with this going on. I managed to get an appointment with the nurse practitioner who works with the doctor that did the ablations a week from today, and I’m hoping they can help me out in some way so I can handle the trip.
Terry is such a trooper. Even with her own medical issues, she still takes care of me. There’s no question about it, I don’t deserve her, but I feel so blessed to have her in my life. She always says we got married for better or worse, and when the worse part comes around, she never lets me down. I belong to a couple of Facebook groups for CPAP users, and it surprises me how many people have said that their significant other doesn’t like them using the machines to help them sleep at night. One woman actually said her husband threw hers away because he told her he just couldn’t handle it. I think I’d have retrieved it from the trash and kicked him to the curb at the same time.
Okay, that’s enough sniveling for now, but I reserve the right to snivel again at some point in the very near future.
I managed to get another 5,000 words written in my new John Lee Quarrels book yesterday, and while I was doing that, Terry was busy with her weaving project. She tells me if all goes well she should be able to finish the weaving today and take it off the loom to begin the final stages of trimming, wet finishing, and such to get it ready to give it to our son-in-law, Kenny when we are in Arizona.
Today will be more of the same, writing and weaving, and no doubt some more sniveling, too.
And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.
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Thought For The Day – I always start the day with good intentions. Then I get out of bed, and that’s usually where it all goes wrong.