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It just couldn’t be simple

How to Raise your I.Q. by Eating Gifted Children
Lewis B. Frumkes

I’m sure I’ve said this before, but in case I haven’t I’ll say it again. I need to get my ass in shape.

I don’t mean reaching the goals I’ve set for myself before. This time I mean I want to get my weight back down to where it was when I quit Weight Watchers. It isn’t that I’ve gainedย that much weight, but I’ve gained enough that I’m not happy with it.

‘All the best laid plans of mice and men.’

Or something like that.

With Lyo down for the count and his plans to spend every available minute on weekends to work on the Gypsy Trailer…I don’t see my bike coming out of storage for another month or two. If I get that lucky. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Not to mention the weather here is no cooperating either.

The other downside about Lyo getting better is that I have to be a tad bit more careful in my hunting than I would prefer to be. ~sighs~ Can’t be dragging the prey home with me just yet. ๐Ÿ˜› Though I have run across a couple that I wouldn’t mind having at the house if they were near here. But not until Lyo is better. ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m hoping that he’ll be back to somewhat normal by the middle of next week. We still have to figure out what is wrong with his joint though. ย And if I know him (I’d like to think I do by now) he’ll put that off until the next time his back goes out.

Speaking of which I’m pretty sure pain is contagious. My back wants to start hurting now. ~grumbles~

Of course that could just be a symptom of my weight. Gods I hope not, but it probably is. ๐Ÿ˜›


Here we go again

Early morning cheerfulness can be extremely obnoxious.
William Feather

Well, May is shaping up to be about the same as April. Go figure. ๐Ÿ˜› Lyo is headed for the hospital for a MRI in a bit for his back/hip/leg nerve. Which hopefully will tell him/us what is wrong and how we can fix it.

This isn’t really a bad thing. In fact I should think of it as a good thing. But how likely is that? Not very. I’m worried/pissed because he is hurting and the health field is taking its sweet time getting around to him.

Luckily right now he is on Valium so he doesn’t really care what is going on. I’m hoping that those pills work for awhile. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Or at least for the rest of the day so that Lyo can get some sleep. Maybe me too.

I hope so in any event. ๐Ÿ™‚


I knew that if I took the afternoon off things were going to happen. ~sighs/shrugs~ But there isn’t much one can do when they can’t even sit in a chair for longer than 2 minutes without shooting pain. ~1/2 smile~

Yes that means that the treatments of St. John’s Wort was working, but I fell off the wagon and the back just got worse. So I’m back on that treatment along with a back brace which seems to be helping as well. Which is good because my local herb shop isn’t going to have my extract back in for awhile. Which means either today or tomorrow I’ll be out and probably in bad pain again. ~sighs~ One step forward and two back.

Still I can’t complain too much. Just enough so that I won’t annoy everyone else in the office. ~chuckles~ Well, I can hope anyways.

Ouch Update

So…1 experiment down and trials underway. I’m doing 20 drops of St. Jonhn’s Wort in a cream called Tropicin which is supposed to be for muscle pains and etc. I use just enough cream to incoporate the drops and am slowly working the mix into my back/hip area. I’ve done two applications of the mix over the last 30 minutes and I still have less than a 1/4 tsp left to apply.

So far the only reaction is a slightย  itchy sensation in the area and a slight drop in pain levels. But the drop could be due to the fact that I’m laying down now instead of sitting up. I’m also using a pillow between my legs to keep my spine in some sort of alignment. ~wry grin~

Now granted this isn’t exactly the treatment that is recommended by my books, but it seems to be helpful.

Few minutes later…..

Used the last of the mix.

My knee/thigh area still hurts with shooting pain on occasion. But the main area…my lower back is less.

Much later…..

So the pain did come back about two hours and it was gradual but it did come back. So mixed up some more and applied at about 3 pm. I’m laying back down and trying to keep my back aligned.

So all in all….so far so good with Experiment 1. ~wry grin~

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