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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.


An update on Life in General

Life might get back to normal someday soon…but I’m not going to count on it. ~wry grin~ At the moment my expirment with St. John’s Wort is working out well. It has made the pain less…or at least to my perception. I’m down to using it twice a day now instead of every few hours, which is good considering for a small bottle it is $13 in my neck of the woods. And at the rate I was using it…I would’ve needed another bottle by next Wednesday. ~shudders~

In other news…I fell off my diet for two days. I’m getting back into it, but only partially. Apparently I’m having trouble with the Y-score part of it. Which could be why I’m having such a hard time with my nerves . I’m not sure why I’m having such a hard time keeping track of it….though keeping it out of mind might have something to do with it. ~amused~ I’m still trying to come up with a simple tracking method that doesn’t have me switching between screens so frequently.

I found an app that works great for tracking calories, but the big downside is that it won’t sync between phone and tablet. The other really really REALLY annoying feature is the bloody thing crashes on my tablet everytime I do something. ~sighs~ But all that aside…I want something similiar…only more.

Anyone out there an app writer for Droid who wants to work on this?

And on the personal front…

Work is going well, picking up and all that fun stuff.

Lyo is going back in for another surgery later this month and then is housebound during recovery for 2 weeks.

And have I mentioned that since I’m paid hourly February is the worst month in the year? Oiy….it tightens everything up. ~1/2 smile~

Oh well…I guess it is better than the alternative. I’m not that bored yet. ~laughs~

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 slight  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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