I’m going to try to make up for my disappearance from blog-land over the next couple of days. We’ve done lots of fun stuff over the past few weeks, usually coming home to new discoveries. (The windows are done! The house is blue! Ah, the joy of actually hiring someone to do the work for you. It’s like magic. Very, very, expensive magic.)

Over the years I’ve noticed that when I’m in a lot of pain I shut myself down to the minimums physically and mentally. Which, in this round of pain, has meant that after doing whatever fun stuff with the kids I can do I’m spending a lot of time lying down. And it’s meant that the loud and persistent ‘owww’ echoing in my head doesn’t leave much room for thinking, talking, paying bills, or writing blogs.

I got some more MRI results back. To top off (literally :o)) the scoliosis and herniated discs in my lumbar region, they found a couple more herniated discs, some arthritis, and degenerative disc disease in the rest of my spine.

I’m off to a spine specialist on Tuesday morning, along with a huge stack of MRI films.

I’m relatively hopeful that I won’t hear the word fibromyalgia :o).

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