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Re: The Ivy Bush - General Chat

Postby shireling » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:47 pm

Duane has scoliosis :/ .

He woke up complaining of right lower back pain, and I was able to get him seen this morning. We were worried it was his kidney - he's has stones in the past. So the doctor is palpating his back and side, and thumping on where the organ is. His pain wasn't there.

Dr. W_: "It's the alignment of his spine, and it's causing muscle spasms."
Me: "It sounds like scoliosis?"
Dr. W_: "Yeah. If it'd been his kidney when I hit that spot, he would have gone through the roof."

So, we've got an anti-inflammatory twice a day, heat & cold packs, and a recommendation for physical therapy and/or a chiropractor. Nobody's ever said anything about this as far as the Honey's concerned; he's 67. Apparently it's been there all this while, but it hasn't really been a problem until now. I'm just baffled, and looking around for said specialist...

Actually, since I first posted this, I've found you can develop it later in life. There's no known cause for what's called idiopathic scoliosis, as opposed to the congenital variety. He's miserable this evening; I've got to get him some help soon.
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Re: The Ivy Bush - General Chat

Postby shireling » Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:56 am

The anti-inflammatory has kicked in and my husband's feeling better. He's just not into having cold packs or the heating pad - must be a guy thing because I reach for them in a heartbeat. Anyway, I'm waiting on a call from the Valley's physical therapist. I'm thinking now we'll go there and see what they say about a chiropractor.

How are you doing, Paddy?
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Re: The Ivy Bush - General Chat

Postby Padfoot » Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:51 pm

Hello again!
Sorry for having been so quiet. I wanted to go online during my holidays, but all I managed was taking pictures of the Great Work Disturber lying across my laptop, refusing to move and keeping me away...

Been off work for two weeks, managed to get my tax return done, but not much more. We're going through a massive heatwave - and when I say massive, I'm talking about maximum temperatures about 38 - 40° C. We did get some rain, but it's not enough. The gardens look scorched. :( Mum is not pleased, not at all.

More later on (I'm thinking of giving the Great Work Disturber his very own laptop he can lie across, so I can work on another one...) :lol: :lol:
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Re: The Ivy Bush - General Chat

Postby shireling » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:18 pm

Hey, sweetie!

It's so good to hear from you. You don't sound all that convinced that giving Master Timmy his own laptop will let you have yours ;) ; the attraction is that you're working on it and not paying attention to him - but you know that :lol: .

On a somber note, our heat index record for July broke those for last July. And in addition to those horrible fires out west, there's been a numbskull caught starting a new one south of LA! :wtf: What is wrong with people? The heat is just awful, and like you, there's not enough rain out here either. I'm sure you've had loss of life there from this as well :( . I'm doing my bit - carrying around our own silverware and my travel mug for when we eat out - for the environment. I stopped using plastic straws months ago. It doesn't make anything cooler - I don't know how to do that - but if I can keep more garbage out than in, it makes me feel better.

Speaking of taxes, ours are done as well. They were supposed to be finished in April, but it took weeks to get all the paperwork together.
Still, we got a refund :yay: ! The first in about thirty years, and probably the last we'll ever see :lol:

I really do hope your mom's garden improves. *sigh*
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Re: The Ivy Bush - General Chat

Postby Padfoot » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:21 am

It's so good to hear from you. You don't sound all that convinced that giving Master Timmy his own laptop will let you have yours ;) ; the attraction is that you're working on it and not paying attention to him - but you know that :lol: .

Yeah, I know :lol: :lol:

The temperatures are finally getting cooler. We've had a real drought, temperatures around 38° - 40° C throughout the last two months, it has been straining. We all haven't been well. Timmy lost weight, he didn't want to eat much. I was getting worried, but finally the temperatures went down last weekend, and he started eating normal again. Catching up on everything. He's been demanding food on a hourly basis the last two days. :lol: :lol:

I started with the water gym class last week - it's actually hard excercise :lol: :lol: but I like it!

Oh, and it's raining!
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Re: The Ivy Bush - General Chat

Postby shireling » Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:31 am

Ahhhhhh, Gene Kelly *sigh* Did you know he had a raging cold when they were filming that? Consummate professional.

I'm sorry you're all under the weather, so to speak. This past week at the grocery store, most of the crew couldn't talk above a whisper - allergies, is what I was told, though I've never heard of anybody getting laryngitis from them. Amy's been very clingy lately. She's actually soliciting being picked up, and then she tucks her head right under my chin and purrs like crazy. I'm not complaining, it's just not usually how she comes round.

I've done water gym classes, and they are hard, what with moving through the pool. Btw, I've lost weight :D ! As of June 26th, I was down from 264 to 250 at my doctor's - I don't know where I am now. But I'm thinking it's at least another ten; I don't have a scale so I'm going by how my clothes fit, and my belly has gone from three fat rolls down to one and a half :lol: . My next doctor appointment is in December, when I'll get weighed again, so I'm just plugging along until then.

It's good to hear from you, girl :hug: !
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