As I mentioned in my last post, we had a trip to Ottawa last week. The new car was superb… I was significantly less so. Spent the whole two days there cooped up in my hotel room sick as a dog, but got better enough to drive the whole way home. Even took the scenic Hwy 7 route to Peterborough, which I don’t think we’d want to do in the summer, as it is a tourist route and would almost certainly be chronically busy with slow-moving traffic. As it was, it was a lovely drive indeed, even though it did at about an hour or more to the trip.
Anyhow, I see steady improvement. I’ve stopped taking anti-itch medication finally, and it doesn’t seem to be making much difference. A bit more itchy, but it’s manageable and so it’s definitely worth staying off that med.
Also, I’ve started digging in my veggie patch. VERY carefully, and only do a little bit at a time, but I’m out there. While we were in Ottawa we stopped in at the Lee Valley Tools retail outlet, where I bought myself a gorgeous new stainless-steel turning fork… it’s making the work so much easier. It is going to take me weeks to turn over the whole garden… but I’ve got time. Spring is very early indeed this year, and so I have a head-start on the matter. I’ve already picked out the Stokes Seeds I need, and will make my way to the store in Thorold in the next week or two, and get the spinach and lettuce started. Pretty darned excited to be able to do this… and that with my back still not fixed.
Had a minor set-back in that regard: was supposed to get my back ‘kyphoplastied’ next week, but my cardiologist wasn’t willing to sign off on the procedure, and without his say-so, the anaesthesiologist wasn’t willing to proceed. I have a visit with the cardiologist next week Monday, and hopefully he’ll give the green light to go ahead with that back procedure after that. It would be nice to have more confidence in those vertebrae than I have now, that’s for sure.
Energy is still slow in coming back, but I am starting to suspect that this is as much due to my enforced laziness the past year and a half as any other reason… I don’t think there is an underlying cause any more and it will just be a matter of me getting back into shape again. A bit enough challenge, that. I’ve gained all my weight back, sufficiently so that I am actually on a bit of a self-imposed diet for the first time in my life. THAT’S not fun, I don’t mind saying.
You should see my hair! I’m curly as a sheep! Pity it won’t last (they say it usually only lasts a year or so before it goes back to normal) but it sure is fun for now!
Anyhow, life is good and I am working hard at enjoying it!