Thursday, August 29, 2013

Woe is me!

One week home and my back isn't any better. In case you are wondering, I took the grandkids bowling in Texas and POP went my lower back. I couldn't unbend at first and couldn't swear (grandkids, remember) but it was as horrible as my other back tragedy a year and a half ago. Rats!! After a few hours, it had abated to a steady pain from the back radiating to both hips. Couldn't walk, sit or lie down without pain. Bummer. The rest of the trip I just gritted my teeth and went with the flow. The 1400 mile ride home was the final straw. Back at home, I went to the doctor and had some x-rays done. It looks like I may have compression fractures in my lumbar and sacral areas, so tomorrow, I am off to the MRI tube to see what the answer is. With Tylenol, Ibuprofen, muscle relaxers, steroids, ice, heat and rest I am upright and mobile and able to sleep at night and quilt 4 or 5 hours a day. Not too bad. Of course, I still have the torn meniscus in my knee, and the surgery is September 9th. If my head doesn't come unglued and fall off I may recover from all this!!
Mr Wazoo is back at the machine and did two matching twin quilts since coming home. I have been
s-l-o-w-l-y working on a custom quilt that has to be done by September 8. (I will have to take a week and a half off after the knee is fixed) There are quilts in the line and time is ticking away. I feel like I am swimming in mud with all this going on, but I am sure it will all work out fine in the end.
Thanks for letting me vent. For being so nice, I will now show you some more pictures of my vacation. ha ha slides, thank Heaven!
Phyllis and Ed, wedding day and 70 years later

grandkids in bumper cars

Jenny times the underwater handstand contest

Chikako whooped Andy at air hockey

Devin drives the killer taxi

Hot shot Hana scored big in the shooting game

Mom and Dad blowing out the candles on one of the cakes (yum)

happy cousins

cousin group hug

Even the boys were happy to be together!