Thursday thoughts


Hi folks..the tests have come back and i have not got sciatica but a Labral hip tear and some chondroitis in the joint so pretty much the same deal that i had with my knee on the same leg,my back that i hurt just over a week ago is not healing as quickly as i would like either and between the two issues i have been in a bit of pain…the Dr has put me on Tramadol which i have not taken before as the ibuprofen is not good long term and was giving me awful gut pains..winner winner chicken dinner πŸ™‚ she will be consulting with Β the radiologist regards a cortisone shot into the joint.

I recall complaining Β about my hip about five years ago and the Ortho i saw gave me an xray and said no problems which was the same when i complained of my knee and an xray said fine..only to have an MRI done a year later and require surgery as the kneecap was shredded and i had to have a lateral release to stop my knee slipping out..so i have been grinding my hip for 5 years . The symptoms were very sciatic like and so i gave it no more thought ..the Dr has queried all the falls i have had and i have told her my ankles are the problem.

When i had my first fall inside on the same steps of doom my ankle did not fully heal, i told the Dr i was seeing then and he said soft tissue damage it will be fine..since then i have had several more falls as my ankle is not stable..and of course the other ankle has been playing up as well.

So i will be asking for a check of them so i can either get strapping sorted for them or some physio.

My regular Dr is super but he has been away and this Dr seems quite ok so i am thankful for that!

A lot of Drs are only to happy to see Fibro on your chart and put every ailment down to that…well at least with the scans the proof is there..so i hope to get back up and running..well sauntering soon..i hate being unable to function normally..and with the fires around it is not good to be unable to move!

We sadly have had an early start to the fire season..a controlled burn that has apparently gotten away..yes they need to be done but they must not be left unattended especially prior to a dangerous heat wave..people have lost homes..my cousin i found out tonight ,has lost sheds..his home was saved and his horses and family safe..i messaged him to offer help and see if he is ok and he said he was and it was old hat for him..his Mum my Aunty lost everything including one dog during the Ash Wednesday fires..i can only imagine the memories yesterday bought back for him, and he was only young at Β the time too. Damn fire.We will be getting no rain.We have been warned this will not be a good season..

Hubby came home early yesterday as wind damage on houses was everywhere..so he has been busy with the SES..and he was going to go to the staging ground in Lancefield where the CFA Β (Country Fire Authority) had set up with other Emergency services but my back was that bad he did not want to leave me here for fear i would be in trouble if i needed to get out. And i would have struggled indeed. We had Β a couple of small fires in town but they were out quickly and believe me the winds were scary..and the temps high in the 38C range and the humidity dropped too..

So i am thankful my cousin is safe and that my hubby is safe..he worked from home today and is pooped as he was on a roof again today fixing damage from winds…not our roof but a call out with the SES.

So again i apologise for the here and there visits..when i am on the couch i cannot get blogger blogs on my phone..no idea why..and half the time i start to visit and comment and then because i am lying down i fall asleep..good grief..what a life πŸ™‚

So i leave you all after this verbose post with some little shots i took the other day,i tried to go out and get motivated but i tired quickly and my back and hip started singing..but i did see these sweet garden friends..and have some thoughts to go with my images..

Loves Fozziemum xx

Real beauty often comes late to us in life

Real beauty often comes late to us in life

Select what you need from the beautiful things in life and you will find yourself satisfied

Select what you need from the beautiful things in life and you will find yourself satisfied

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Being surrounded by beauty does not lessen your own magnificence

An Apple blossom does not care what it will become..it savours what it is

An Apple blossom does not care what it will become..it savors what it is

Only the harshest winter can make the Spring so rewarding

Only the harshest winter can make the Spring so rewarding

80 thoughts on “Thursday thoughts

  1. Tramadol is great, I’ve got it too :o) you only should look how much of that stuff is inside your pills, it’s not the best to do the rally pawris-dakar when drugged … I’m glad hubby and cousin are safe …and you can relax a little… I have the same problem, there is no comfy position to relax and to blog… life is impawfect…

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    • So far it has been doing nothing 😦 dang..i have only had two today so maybe i need to be on it longer..i feel like a pain complaining when so many peeps like yourself have worse ouchies to deal with! i am glad they are safe too..that wind ..wow..never seen it so bad..we were lucky here..and yes you can’t blog on a phone..my fat fingers just get all befuddled…the side i am comfy for my back is the side i have a bad hip..i lie on my back and i just fall asleep hahahaah..i am sure we will all be back up and running soon..yikes! what a hot mess we all are πŸ™‚ big hugs and loves for that hell-bow 😦 xx

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  2. I am so sorry that you have to be going through all of this, paired with the onset of the fire season starting early. Thank goodness hubby and cousin are safe. I pray you find some relief (and answers!) for your pain soon……I hate seeing nice people going through awful things xoxoxo DakotasDen

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    • Caren thankyou..i will be fine..just annoyed..at least i will be able to get started on fixing the bits that do not work ) having answers is a great start! and yes i am glad we are all safe too..have to hasten our fire prep now as we thought we had a few more weeks..everyone did..yikes! loves Bev xx

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  3. Previous comment about photos πŸ˜‰ Am a little confused about the test results… are you pleased? Can you work through it? All the falls are worrying but if you think running will help then it can’t be that bad! Take care Bev. xxx

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    • It’s ok i am always confused Annie ) i am hoping to avoid anything invasive..i will be doing my best to avoid having a hip op but the way my bones are with osteo is a worry. I would have been happy getting my hip looked at properly the first time to maybe strengthen things a bit..yep the falls are a worry but i am sure because my ankles roll that is the reason..so if i can find a way to strengthen them or make them more stable maybe i will be less likely to go a over t πŸ™‚ i am only pleased that with an actual physical image of a problem i am not told it’s just fibro..which some drs do..and the issue is not dealt with..makes you feel like a hypochodriac πŸ™‚ i may not run..i think i am too lazy πŸ™‚ maybe a slow saunter..thanks sweets Loves Bev xx

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  4. Sorry about all your troubles. I sure know what it is like to hurt a lot. Just something to live with I guess. Those pictures are just fantastic, especially the first on of the butterfly. You take it easy and sure hope things get better for you.

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    • Thankyou my friend…i will be peachy now i can get some physio and make some steps towards strengthening my bits and bobs..there are so many peeps who like me live with pain all the time..and i agree you tend to just live with it..of course falling over all the time does not help..what a clutz i am πŸ™‚ thankyou i love the bees and butterflies this time of year…so industrious and happy..making the most pf the pollens..this one is an Australian Painted Lady and the garden is full of them at the moment ..beautiful little creatures to watch πŸ™‚ i send my hugs and loves to you too ..Fozziemum xx

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  5. I feel for you. I have had both hips and both knees replaced, and one ankle fused twice. What do they think is causing the inflammation in the joint? I would pursue that. Be careful with the Tramadol. It is known to cause migraines, or make them worse. I took it and my migraines became intractable. Mayo Clinic took me off of it and my migraines lessened greatly. I hope you get answers and feel better soon. Stay safe!

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    • Ann thankyou…so far the tramadol has lessened the pain..i do not plan on being on it for long..i have osteoarthritis so i assume like my knee now my hip is just misbehaving..i will speak to the dr when i go back about what the reasons could be..i will watch for migraines as they have been a problem for me in the past…i hope your knees and hips and ankle are ok now..awful when our joints give up on us 😦 hugs Fozziemum xxxx

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  6. Quadruple OUCHES Bev!!
    Dang you have been in some pain for sure. I have some of the same issues Aleve helps but as you say that stuff isn’t good long term. I had a terrible bout with sciatia in the spring. Took too much. I’m currently trying to take less of it. I had my physical 2 weeks ago….2 of my liver enzymes were up a few points…so I’m laying off until my next lab later this month.
    Walking really helps…must keep moving! LOL]
    Prayers coming for everyone to remain safe as the battle the early fires and wind
    Hugs C

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    • Cecilia yikes it is awful that sciatica i thought that was what it was same pain in the butt cheek..tingly feet leg aches..i had it when i was first preggers..my leg went out from under my giant pregnant self and bang haahah..yes watch those liver enzymes..we really are all falling apart! i have been walking a bit today..sore now but the meds have helped a fair bit πŸ™‚ and yes those fires..those summers..urghhhh hugs and loves Bev xx

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  7. Ahhhhh…gotta love those cortisone injections. I had one a month ago in the middle joint of my little finger. Hurt like holy H, but the arthritis and swelling is diminished enough I can bend my finger again. Your photos keep getting better and better. Hugs

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    • Linda thankyou so much for your lovely compliments πŸ™‚ i think so far the meds are easing the major pain but i wil not hesitate and getting the cortisone if it keeps going..it is mind numbingly sore to do what i need and want to do..and i need ti be able to lift cat baskets and wrangle dogs in case of an emergency..so at least the meds have no zonked me..urghh summer! hugs back to you my sweet xx

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  8. Sending prayers an dealing energy your way in hopes you get better quickly and painlessly.
    So sorry t hear fire season is destroying peoples homes and buildings there, and their lives.
    Please no need for apologies and take care of you and stay safe.
    Hugs your way.
    beautiful photos and I love the bee the most.

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    • Thankyou so much Ruth for your kind words and prayers..we will be hoping that summer passes quickly…and i am feeling a bit better today with the meds so that is a good thing πŸ™‚ loves and hugs Bev xx

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  9. Tramadol must be the go-to drug of choice these days. I received a prescription for it too. My hips and knee have been giving me fits, but it is arthritis for the most part. The doctor changed my meds and put me on Celebrex twice a day. It has made a remarkable difference. I can actually walk without limping and the pain is gone! I hope the same for you. I’m sos orry about all of the fires. That is so scary. β™₯

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    • M.K seems we all have dicky joints! so far the meds are doing a reasonable job…i have never even heard of them before ..i am glad you are getting so relief..those knees hips and backs work hard! yes the fires are scary..not close to us but still a sign of the summer ahead..urghhh ❀ ❀ Bev xz

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  10. So nice to see spring in your photos as we will soon be dealing with winter. Fire scares the pee out of me. I am so happy to no longer live in CA where the fires are always so bad. We’ll keep praying that nothing gets close to you. Sometime, I am not sure that ex-rays are worth a hoot. When I had the spinal fracture, the hospital took ex-rays and saw nothing. My pain management doctor could actually feel it so sent me for a CT scan which picked it. up. Tuesday at the ortho seems like a bust for me. Ex-rays showed some osteoarthritis but nothing else, despite constant severe knee pain. He says the cartilage might be torn, but rather than checking, I get to have three weeks of physical therapy and a knee brace. Good luck with the Tramadol. I can’t take that. You will be in my constant prayers. Hugs, Janet

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    • Janet o agree..my knee had been very badly injured and years later would lock grind or just go out from under me..xray pointless..scan yes it was pretty well destroyed..the op was great but now years down the track it clicks locks and is aching again..so i dread the knee replacement ..yikes..i know the pain your knee gives you too well and it is so deeply seated..urghhhh..the Tramadol so far has taken a bit of the pain away and i do not feel sleepy..but i need to make sure i don’t get top cocky while i feel no pain..that will have me back on the couch πŸ˜‰ and yes fire scares the daylights out of me and i don’t know how many more summers here we can do..it gets more stressful every year 😦 hugs and thanks for the prayers my sweets Bev xzx

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  11. OUCH!!! Sending you positive healing thoughts and hugs (((Bev))). I take Tramadol at night. It makes me feel spaced out, so I rarely take it during the day. I also take Paracetamol and Codeine, as I can’t take Ibuprofen as it’s an NSAID and they make me breathless. I use my Tens and my heat pad a lot, as I try not to take the full dose of pain meds, as when I get a flare up I really need them then. I hope the jab helps you. I have Arthritis in my back, so understand the pain.

    Like you x-rays didn’t show anything, but years later an MRI showed the arthritis and the crumbling lower vertabrea.

    My Fibro was diagnosed after the Arthritis, but it does seem now anything I go to the doc about, it’s blamed on the Fibro.

    So sorry to hear about the fires and your cousin. Glad he only lost some outbuildings. Hope you all stay safe.

    Beautiful photos.

    Sue, Polly & Honey

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    • Sue i know..broken toe ..fibro..laceration to head..fibro…sheesh…yes i have no idea why they do not just go to the scan first..i am so annoyed..i could have started preventatives instead of grinding away for years..the ibuprophen is alright short term but my bp meds mean it can not be used too long..so far the Tramadol is easing the pain a bit..and not making me drwosy at all..i have a pretty high tolerance to drugs..thankyou i am glad my cousin lost only outbuildings to..very lucky ! loves Bev xx

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  12. Bev…..not sure which “diagnosis” is the worse of the two evils….not having sciatica or being given the litany of what you heard; irregardless I’m sorry you have to go thru all this fuss…..I pray that any and all fires stay away from your home and that of the country actually, though I know it’s inevitable there will be one …some place…. this season. you’ll have to get the koala “sign” back out; good Lord where has the year gone~~~~~ your photos are beautiful; the details just blow me away, especially in number one..be happy, safe and well my friend β™₯β™₯β™₯

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    • Laura thankyou..yes i think sciatica would have been better..yikes choices choices bwhahahaha πŸ™‚ i am hoping fire season flashes past as fast as the year..it has just vanished! i will get the koala out again..poor thing he needs a holiday πŸ™‚ much love to you my friend ❀ ❀ ❀

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  13. Holy crap, woman! So sorry about the diagnosis though it’s hard to decide which is worse, the one you got or the one you thought you might have. Know that Sam and I are sending positive POTP thoughts and puppy kisses your way. Hang in there, kick back and let the meds work some magic so your body can heal itself. We’ll all be here waiting for ya. xxoo

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  14. I am sorry for all the findings and I hope you can get some relief soon. Also, sorry about the fires. I didn’t realize your Aunt had lost her home and dog in a fire recently, that is heartbreaking.

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    • Thankyou Ellen…the fires that raized my Aunts house were in 1983..still very much in our families forethoughts each summer..there have been many more severe fires since then..sadly people forget and become complacent ..too early to start this year 😦 xxxx Bev

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  15. We’ve been seeing the fire alerts on television for Victoria and wondered about you. We are very dry at the moment, but luckily, are mostly open country. We have had the hotter weather 35Β°, which usually brings out the nutters who set fires. It is always a scary time of year. Hope the back improves. Tramadol just puts me to sleep!

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    • Yep those nutters are out there..i think if they know who they are they should lock them up all summer..we just had thunder and lightning and three and a half drops of rain..of course now we hope lightning does not become the nutter :)..so far the Tramadool has eased the pain a bit..but i have the constitution of a horse so it takes a lot to knock me out…yikes πŸ™‚ xx

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  16. We are thinking of you, Bev, and are sorry you are having a rough time of it. And yet you still get those amazing photographs! Hang in there, and take care of yourself. Hope all settles down there very soon. β™₯xo

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    • Jan thankyou..i have been very lazy with my photos lately..maybe more time outside and less at my computer will help πŸ™‚ went to take shots tonight of the storms and all terrible..yikes..;) delete delete πŸ™‚ xxx ❀

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    • Apple blossoms are very smart indeed πŸ™‚ i have heard very positive things about the shots..would be so nice to get back to my action girl routine πŸ™‚ thankyou my sweet xx

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    • I know Sharon..fancy leaving it…it really makes me wonder what we have learnt from the many tragic fires…and i feel better today thankfully my sweet …and hope to soon be back to action stations πŸ™‚ and thankyou for the lovely words πŸ™‚ xx

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  17. Dearest Auntie Bev,
    We are so sorry to hear about your hip – it sounds similar-ish to mom’s shoulder, the x-rays also came up fine butt when the ortho used the sonar scan he picked up that she actually had calcific tendinitis and gave her a cortisone shot in the joint (like you are talking about), it helped A LOT, she isn’t 100% though and has had to go for follow up physio and has to do exercises twice a day to help keep it at bay.

    Those wild fires you have are SO frightening! In Johannesburg we are prone to veld fires during the winter months because it gets so dry and in the Cape they are prone to wild fires in the summer. It can be utterly devastating.

    We hope you have a good weekend and that you start feeling better soon. Mom says you need to be kind to yourself and if that means lying on the couch binge-watching a cooking programme…so be it πŸ˜‰

    BIG licks,
    Wally & Sammy

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    • Wally and Sammy thankyou πŸ™‚ i am sorry Mum has had the ouchies too..seems blogville is falling apart..blogger by blogger hahhaha πŸ™‚ today i am feeling a bit better which is fab..and yes fires are horrid indeed..we are so dry here it is crazy..although we had a thunderstorm late today..lightning which of course is not good..but we will stay safe as we can..i guess we all have those summer fears…couch binging sounds super..but i keep falling asleep bwahaha πŸ™‚ huge hugs and loves you smartly groomed darlings you πŸ™‚ Aunty Bev xx ❀

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  18. oh so sorry we hope this poem lightens your heart
    As a butterfly floats
    with ease of movement
    we pray
    you will soon
    move as a butterfly
    lifting your pain
    sending it to heaven
    with healing on it’s wings

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  19. Oh Bev……..you sure didn’t get the news you thought you’d get but if it took a bad fall to be able to find out FOR SURE what’s going on, so be it. We do begin to have this and that go wrong at a point in our lives – frustrating when it limits our activity though – I know that you’ll keep going and doing as much as you’re able though – you’re one strong and persistent lady! Just be careful as I know you will….. Your photos are gorgeous and the thoughts you’ve “attached” to them are just as beautiful……. I’m hoping that the fires stay away and that your poor hubby isn’t so busy with rescuing that he’s away from home too much.

    Love, Pam

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    • Pam thankyou πŸ™‚ yes just lucky i had the scan done so i can at least know what to do..boy our warrranty gets shabby as we age hahahaa πŸ™‚ but i am a tough old cookie..the meds have helped ease the main pain so i am still taking it easy..to make sure i rest that old back and hip..crikey i sound a bazillion hahahah πŸ™‚ thankyou fo the lovely compliments on the pictures πŸ™‚ hubby is not so busy now..the fires are still going but the wind damage has stopped..he is off to Adelaide next week to train for work..seems they are getting a tad concerned that they may have not really understood how much he has to do..whoops πŸ˜‰ but he is home tonight and while he works on his computer i work on mine..quite the couple :0 Loves Bev xx

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      • Typical that employers don’t seem to SEE how valuable someone is until they’re almost gone! Glad to hear the fires are letting up a bit…….take it easy if you can – falling apart is one of those things we all think will never happen to “US”…..sigh.

        Love, P.

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        • Haahah yes..the greatest plans..but onwards and upwards my sweet friend..:) we are pleased things are easing as well and yes that falling apart thing is interesting hahahah πŸ™‚ said no me ever πŸ™‚ Loves BEV X

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  20. Oh my sweet friend! I’m sending you hogs and snout kisses. I do hope all of this icky pain goes away really soon. We can’t have our friends hurting. Bunches of love towards your way. XOXO – Bacon

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    • Bacon my friend thankyou..i am feeling a bit better today but i know if i keep sitting her i may get a sore butt…yikes..best maybe i head to beddies..sendind huge hugs and thanks your way πŸ™‚ Loves Fozziemum xxx

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  21. So sorry to hear that you’re still not doing well sweetie and I do hope you feel much better soon. You’re lucky that you can take pain killers. I can’t and I also feel about 2 weeks ago and hurt my knees and hands. Mostly skin off and lots of blood but it’s healing nicely. Still stiff and sore but it could have been worse. Lucky for me there were some fattiness to break the fall. LOL!

    Such gorgeous shots of all the beauty around you and it sure makes up for all the hurt and pain. I still can’t bend down and can only sit down if I do it very slowly, so I am mostly looking for shots that I can take standing. haha!

    You take care sweetie and look after yourself. Lots of hugs and kisses to you and the beasties. β™₯

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  22. Yikes! Sorry to hear you are in such pain, and fire season is starting early on top of that. We are coming into autumn here now, and I have been looking forward to the end of fire season here. Hope you feel better soon. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

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  23. “Butterflies are Free”…
    Unfortunately it sounds like you are ‘grounded’ dear Aussie Sister & I am so sorry! I have been walking bone on bone in knees for 5 years now. I wear Tensor knee braces (the fully padded ones) & they have preserved my knees. I am now too frightened to go for knee surgery! Have heard so many horror stories from all over the world. I thought it would be too hard when I had Nylablue & she has the last laugh…She was ‘easy peasy’ in comparison to my ‘littul Purrince’….
    Such is life. I am so glad Phil stayed with you; he is a REAL Prince!
    I am glad you are safe from the fire…it made the news over here & I was having fits wondering how things were going there!!
    Get plenty of rest & keep hydrated & don’t worry about us here…..we will wait!!! You told me that & it is true πŸ˜‰
    Sending you healing white light & ❀ LOVE ❀
    Sherri-Ellen & Siddhartha Henry πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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    • Thankyou my sweet..yes my knee is a mess..i will get it seen too one day..but this hip thing is so annoyingly sore..feel like the universe is pushing me to stop..all i need right now..we are safe and hope to stay that way..Phil has spent all weekend training with the SES so he is stuffed..we are both a mess at the moment..but i know we will be fine..we always are πŸ™‚ Much love an thanks Bev xxx

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      • Sweetie I hear you about the *tragically* hip…I had one for almost 6 years until I had hip surgery….
        Now I need both knees done but that isn’t going to happen…I totally feel for you Sis!
        I know you want to get the photo biz going…..so rest & do what you need to do so you can continue on with your plans. I am sorry hubby is ‘stuffed’ also. He is an amazing man to do all that he does! You both are amazing!
        Love you madly, Sherri-Ellen (((HUGS)))

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  24. Can relate to the knee problems – xrays showed nothing. Still it’s not too bad and at the moment I can live with the “discomfort”. Goodness what lovely photographs you take – these are beautiful.

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    • Edgar thankyou..yes i think a lot of folks have crook knees mine was an old injury that was never dealt with..i cringe when i see foot players hurt..i know the troubles they are in for later! And thankyou the little critters make me smile πŸ™‚

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