I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Baby Steps

Hi! I am so pleased to tell you  that I have ''graduated'' from sitting sadly on my deck,

to being able to take small teeny tiny walks outside! Hooray. Most days I can even pull on my swimsuit [not so easy with painful wrist/ hand!] and dip into the cold pool.
The pain is hovering still, waiting to pounce if I so much a bend the wrong way, but the cocktail of biologics, pain meds, rest, and prednisone devised by the rheumatologist has worked well enough that the excruciating pain is ''gone''. Sort of. I guess ''less'' is a better term? I can sleep a little now, without waking from the sudden jerks of  pain.
I am so hopeful and my little daily walks and swims are my baby steps to rehabbing myself, looking forward to being functional again.
Let's all cross our fingers! I took some pics on today's adventure round the block:

Not a great hydrangea year, too bad.

Crape myrtle?

Cinnamon Sunflower.

My lavender has rebloomed!

A nice shady bench for me and Mo! Someday.

My faithful little friend! I bet he misses our walks as much as I do.

Mo led his dogwalker to his beloved bench by the beach entrance. She said he hopped right up ans smiled! I hope I can join them soon. Another friend brings him there most evenings. Mo jumps up, doesn't even need his leash!



gone to the beach...


  1. Pleased to hear you have had some improvement. I hope it continues to get better and lets you get out and enjoy the sun before the Summer has gone.

  2. Glad you are on the mend and enjoying the beautiful nature that surrounds you. Hurray for dog walkers! Mo is so cute.

  3. So glad you're getting a little more mobile, I know the inactivity has been driving you nuts! I don't know about you but being UNABLE to do things makes me more tired than getting out and doing stuff.

    Love the pictures - the pretty hibiscus flower and I love the shells edging the fence!

    Hopefully soon you and Mo will be walking all over everywhere together again! I'll keep my fingers crossed!

    1. hahaha. Today I vacuumed the living room rug! HUGE accomplishment...... But pleasing.

  4. So happy to hear there is a little improvement. I hope and pray it continues.

  5. Wonderful! Good for you! Let's hope you continue on this path.

    Beautiful pics of the flowers. The shell edging by the fence is too cute.

    The first picture of Mo peeking through the lattice is precious.

    Really, it's good to hear that you're improving, really really good :)


    1. Thank you, Kel!

      Mo likes to peek at the people walking along the path to the beach! He especially loves small children's high voices.

  6. Thank you, everyone for your good wishes!

  7. Liz, I'm so glad your on the mend. That's wonderful you can walk a little and get outside! Bless that little Mo's heart... Wish I had a dog walker. Rusty misses going for walks (as do I!)


  8. I am so happy to hear that you are doing better. My daughter suffers from a horrible back problem and I feel for both of you. I am glad you are still trying to enjoy your summer in spite of it! :) Kit

  9. I'm so glad that you are (at the time of this writing) doing better! I can't fathom the pain you've been enduring.

    So glad that Mo has been able to keep up his frolics! What better place to frolic than the beach? (Seems that is the word of the day, sorry.)




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