Great progress today.
I was able to take poochie to the beach. She loved it, and is now sleeping contentedly on the couch beside me as I type this post.
A week ago Monday, I was in the ER, unable to sit up straight or walk due to back pain.
ER doc prescribed me a cocktail of pain killers (trammies plus OTC Tylenol and script ibuprofen) and anti inflammatory steroids (prednisone) that actually worked — though I am still experiencing variable discomfort on my lower right rib cage.
Some opium based nasal spray would have been nice, too, at the height of the screaming in bloody agony pain — but… no such luck.
Been off the Tramadol for days now, but still am taking (reduced) doses of Tylenol , ibuprofen and prednisone – once or twice a day, as needed.
I take the muscle relaxer (Cyclobenzaprine) at night, and that helps me sleep all the way through till dawn.
In a few days, I should be getting a Delta 8 THC delivery via Fedex from 3 Chi.
I hope this works better than the CDB gummies I purchased on Sunday from a local head shop.
What a waste of 60 dollars that was.
It would be nice to soon be free of all remaining discomfort, and maybe slip into a nice relaxed state of mind so I can start my Yoga with Adrienne for back pain exercises.
If this encouraging progress continues, I’ll be taking my paddle board out the intercoastal soon enough — can’t wait for all the snowbies to leave already, and walk or swim on empty beaches again.
Easy does it, though. I was unable to walk without my homemade Shillelagh only a week ago or so!
My new Dell arrives in a couple of days. Once I set that up, I was will be able to plunge back into my programming hobby project.
I am no longer following the cable news political shows on MSNBC or CNN. My blood pressure thanks me for that.
Instead, I read books from my rather arcane personal library or watch foreign movies on Amazon prime when I just want to chill out and vegetate in the is-ness of it all.
Last night I watched this French one.
I absolutely loved it!
So life is good, there’s money in the bank, and my wife does not hate me this week.
Who could ask for anything more?