Jack’s Walk

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I apologize for being a bit absent lately. The past few weeks have been… challenging. My scoliosis is getting worse and I’ve developed pain along the bottom ridge of my right ribcage that has been stubbornly refusing to get better. Just before the pandemic, I had a spinal x-ray taken that diagnosed my spine as a collapsing S-curve and what’s happening is that I’ve twisted so that my bottom right ribs are rubbing on the upper edge of my pelvis. Normally, I see my pain specialist every 3 – 4 weeks for injections along both sides of my entire spine, but I haven’t been since early February because of the pandemic, and, well, I waited a bit too long. Finally, late last week, I donned my mask and went to see my Dr. in the big city down the road and today I’m feeling a bit more human.

Jack and I even managed to get out to our wee little forest for a walk, today. We went slowly and watched the fairies flit for a while and then we paid a short visit to Gnorman, who was out plowing with a team of voles. The trio joined us for a cold drink of water before getting back to their work. It was a most pleasant day filled with the cheerful, company of friends, glorious sunshine and the quiet beauty of our native woodlands. It even came with a pretty reminder to stay safe and wash our hands… lots.

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  1. Jazzlet says

    Sorry things have been rough voyager, I’ve been wondering what was going on with you so it’s good to hear from you and Jack.

  2. says

    Ah, sorry to hear you are in pain. I hope the medication helps to get it under control again. Our spines are so badly designed that I would love to kick the designer in the nudgers, had he existed.

  3. avalus says

    Good to hear from you and sorry for rough time. I have light scoliosis and still some days of tons of pain. I can’t imagine what you go through :( Hope your meds help with the pain.
    Spines are amazing but also deeply flawed, I totally agree with Charly.

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