I used my last two pain pills yesterday. I called in my refill on Monday and went to pick it up after work last night and they said the doctor had not gotten back to them yet. So I haven't had anything for pain today. That could have a lot to do with the pain issues.
I woke up during the night with the worst knee pain I have had to date. I had a hard time deciding if it was really my knee or radiating pain from my back. It was my right knee, which is the opposite that usually has the more severe pain. I finally decided it was my back. I could not lay down in the same position I usually sleep in. Actually, I had slept for a time on my side, which I don't usually do, and maybe that is what set it off. It was the same type of pain that I usually have in my left knee, but much worse, and the first time I have had it in my right. I am pretty sure this is the spondylolisthesis pain, as opposed to the sciatic nerve pain. Anyway, I finished the night in my recliner, since there was nothing I could take that would really help. I am trying to straighten up my refill situation while I am home this morning.
Needless to say, I did not walk this morning. Maybe I will try later if I start feeling better and I get some medicine. I really do not feel like this pain had anything to do with the walking, but I could be wrong. I am pretty sure it was set off by sleeping on my side for an hour or two. I usually can only sleep flat on my back, elevated by pillows.
Stephanie is having her troubles too. I won't go into all the details here, but she is not through her issues yet. I am so weary of this. I am just so ready (as she is too) for her to feel better and stay better.
It is a little later now, and I had to go pick up Stephanie's pain medication. I took one of those (and will pay her back) -- it is exactly the same as mine -- so am starting to feel a little better pain-wise. I will give the tummy a little more time and see how I feel.
In the meantime, the dogs pulled a picket off the fence and the little dog across the fence was in our yard (which means Cassie could go through that hole too). I did not have a nail to make the repair, although pulled out the nails that were in the picket and nailed them in other places. I also could not find my drill bits (again, yes, I have a drill), so I had to go buy some drill bits and the right kind of screws, while I was at it. So I got the picket secured back on the fence and hopefully it will hold. This all came two days after my brother-in-law was here replacing pickets that had been chewed on, etc. and needed replacing to pass inspection by the landlord (this was not one of those). But a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do. I have learned to be semi-handy, when I have to be.
|Those Darned Fire Ants|
I came in with 31 points yesterday. That is 7 less than I am allowed. I am going to have to eat more, earlier in the day. I was not hungry anymore, and it seemed wrong to eat more just to fill in those 7 points at 9:00 p.m. This also makes up for not counting fruit. But this is two days in a row I have not eaten enough points. That might cause me problems later on (by causing my metabolism to slow down). I need to get me some nuts that will help fill in with something healthy. (I can't believe I am having this "problem.") But I need them in portion controlled packages, to keep from overdoing on calories. I am trying to lessen the amount of flour products I am eating. Not cutting them out, but trying to have other sources of grains and legumes more often. I think I will make a pot of beans today. I can use those in a lot of different ways. Not sure how my tummy will do yet, however. I could add some more healthy oils to get the rest of my points, too. Part of my problem last night was that I was too tired (or lazy) to put much effort into fixing something. I guess it will take me a week or two to find out how to portion out my points throughout the day and week. I still have 21 weekly points left, too.
That is it for now. I am just planning to rest up and hopefully feel better tomorrow. At least I am not feeling as rough as I was when I first got up this morning.