Saturday, September 6, 2008

Wild Thing......You Make My Heart Sing

Here it is Saturday already and we are spending the day with Seth and Riley while Mommy and Daddy have a day out. When I went to the Dr Tuesday my pain level was an 8 - 8 1/2. With that he decided to try the cortisone shot in my knee to see if it will help any. I have to say it has been 4 days and I have had some relief to the pain in my knee, but when you add to the equation the fibromyalgia and the pain in my hip that is a constant, the shot to the knee was sort of like throwing a bucket of water on a forest fire. Although the knee is no longer hurting the rest of me still is. He was very concerned that my Vitamin D levels in my blood work was so extremely low. So he ordered more blood work to start the process of elimination to find the cause for that. Riley had his first soccer game of the season this morning so I figured we could go by the lab, get my blood work taken care of, go to Riley's game and then spend time with the boys. It was a good plan except for the blood work. Who ever was scheduled to draw blood today didn't show up. So no blood work today.

I neglected to bring the camera, but I thought the above picture would pretty much fit in. I have a story to tell you about something Alley Oop did the last time she came to spend the night with us. The head board on the bed in the guest room is metal with bars. Pretty much like the old iron head boards. Oop had gone in to plug her cell phone in to recharge and was gone for quite some time. When she finally came back to the living room she had this sheepish grin on her face. I asked her what has she been up to and she didn't hesitate to tell us all about her adventures in the guest room...... It seems that the only outlet that she could think of to plug her phone into was behind the head board of the bed so she stuck her arm through the bars, but she couldn't feel the outlet. So she then stuck her head through the bars on the head board so she could see where the outlet was. It seems that her head got stuck and she was there for quite a while struggling to get it out. When I was able to stop laughing long enough to talk, I asked her why she didn't yell for help. I mean talk about a photo op. She laughed and said that's why she didn't yell for help. So I don't have a picture to share of that one, but it gives you a chance to use your imagination and get a mental visual of it. What was really so funny to me was that she didn't want me to take a picture of something like that, but she couldn't wait to tell us about it. That's our Alley Oop though.

We still haven't heard back from the Dr about Mindy's CT Scan. The waiting for knowledge of unknown is always the most difficult part of an illness. I will let you know when we hear anything. As for friends and family in Louisiana during Gustav, they were all fine and didn't have any damage to any of the property.

That's it for now. I wish you many blessings and much happiness.


Lib said...

Hi Jo,
Sure hope you feel better soon. Folks just don't understand the pain of Fibro , unless they have it huh? XOXOXO
Lol Cute story about Alley
Guess she didn't think it was too
Hope you have a good week ,less pain!
Blessins' XOXOXO Lib

Laura ~Peach~ said...

most people are defecient in vit D... most doctors are just learning that calcium needs vit D to work and most are just learning that DRY vit D works best for absorpability and high doses of it are needed to get the levels up then a lower dose forever to keep the levels up. I take 50 thousand MCG of Dry vit D 4 times a week to keep my levels at an acceptable (high side of normal range) I can help you find where I get it online if your dr deems that you should suppliment (and he should deem that) anyway I hope you feel better and what was your B12 level?
*sorry nurse person slipping out here and I totally believe in supplimenting!
Hugs laura

Mike Golch said...

Jo I hope that you are having a great day. it is tough having a problem that others do not understand. I get that as awell.Hugs.

Linds said...

I am so sorry about your knee and the medical problems, Jo. I really feel for you, and am praying.
Your granddaughter knows you well! What a missed blog opportunity!
I think we are getting the tail ends of your hurricanes over here, and they are not funny at all. The country is under water. Have a good Sunday, my friend!

violetlady said...

Constant pain really wears on a person. Jo, your strength of spirit overrides that, though, and you still have a great observant sense of humor. Hope each day gets better.

Tracy said...

I am vitamin D deficient also. I hope you feel better soon. I know how it is to hurt all over. sending you big time hugs....

Prixie said...

i hope you feel better soon. take care of yourself.

your story about alley made me laugh. i have not laughed this entire week. so thank you!

oh and i tagged you *sheepish grin*

PEA said...

Hello dear Jo:-)

Oh dear, it sounds like you're in a lot of pain, even if the knee is feeling better! I do hope that you can soon get that blood work done and that the doctor can find out where the problem is stemming from. My prayers continue to be with you.

Omigosh, reading the story about Alley Oop and having her head stuck between the bars...quite a few years ago I happened to drop by at this friend's house and when I entered, it was to see him on his hands and knees, with his head stuck between the railing bars! lol We were both laughing until we were crying but the poor guy actually was quite stuck and I had to call emergency to come saw the railing off. Believe me, he's never lived that down! lol I'm glad Alley Oop was able to get her head out on her own. hehe xoxo

Juli said...


I understand to well. Much healing, love and strength for you !

We have 32 chickens. 18 hens right at laying age, 13 chicks and 1 hen to old to lay. We've had chickens for years but about a year ago the neighbors dogs and then recoons killed all but one so we had to start over this year.

Tina Coruth said...


I'm sorry that you are in such pain. I hope and pray that you are feeling better soon.

The Alley Oop story is just so hilarious! Now that sounds like something that would happen to me. LOL It's interesting that she told you what happened but didn't want a photo to remember the occasion. I think it is one of those events that make for a great story to share if she wants to and no evidence if she doesn't!!! LOL

Take care.