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I’ll sleep better when your dead

The place where optimism most flourishes is the lunatic asylum.
Havelock Ellis

I am not an optimistic person by nature. And I’m pretty sure that I’m not pessimistic either, but you never know. 😛 Yet I am holding onto hope that Lyo will be back at work soon and stop driving me crazy at home.

Saturday he decided that he was well enough to do some minor things around the house. Pushing, pulling, and carrying things at random. I’ll admit that for the day he did pretty well. It was at night and the following day that he went down hill… and fast.

Now not only does he have his back to work on, but there was a troubling new symptom too. A strange taste in the back of his throat.

I’m not an alarmist, but I’ve watched enough health shows to know that this symptom is not good. Not when paired with spine issues. I still have to wait though until his doctor can take a look at him before I go jumping to conclusions.

His doctor is a good one.

And by that I mean nothing is off the table until he goes through the check list. And even then he will double check just to make sure that he didn’t cross something off that could possibly be the cause. He cares not only as a doctor, but as a true friend.

I trust Lyo with him.

And that is a really big step for me. I don’t trust easily. And I especially don’t trust doctors. Not since I figured out that they can be bullied and cowed just like everyone else. (That was at the age of 9 for those of you keeping track.)

So Lyo is off for PT today and a brief visit with his doctor while I dread tomorrow.

Tomorrow is my once in 5 year visit to the dentist. 😦

There are few things worse than getting a dentist who doesn’t really care about the patient sitting in the chair. It’s worse when the whole office is like that. And it really bites when they are the only office within 50 miles that takes your insurance.

I will just have to keep thinking that there is a special place in hell for him. A place where I get to do all the things that are illegal to do while someone is alive. 🙂

At least I’ll get to have a beer afterwards. 😛

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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 gained 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. 😦 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. 😛 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. 🙂

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.  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. 😛

Timing is never on my side

Challenge is a dragon with a gift in its mouth…Tame the dragon and the gift is yours.  Noela Evans

Well that was another step down. Now we wait for the next step, neurosurgeon consultation. Lyo is still in pain, but not as bad as it was a few days ago. For which I am very thankful. However the pain is increasing again. 😦

After swearing that he would never take two pills again yesterday he asked for two this morning.

Yeah, not good.

In any event it looks like I’m going back to work on Monday if I can trust that Lyo will not do something like go weed the courtyard. I’m not that optimistic. 😛 But what else can I do but go back to work. There isn’t much I can do here. And I may be out sooner rather than later when we go for the consult.

Thank the gods that I’m getting paid from both offices now and I got an increase in pay too. If it wasn’t for that this would hurt alot more financially than it will. There is to something to be said for good people…and a Mate whose job isn’t in jeopardy from long absences. 🙂

In other news-

I guess the Hunt is on hold for the time being. It is hard to go Hunting when you have to play nurse. Not to mention that jumping my Mate would be a pretty bad idea right now. I might get vomit on the sheet. 😛

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. 😛 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. 😉 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. 🙂

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