I have a small confession to make. My first two posts were written while I was waiting in the chiropractors office for an adjustment. So as I sit here tonight, in the same office awaiting an adjustment, I decided I should share that tidbit of info with you. Not that it is important. Although I do find it a bit cathartic that I used the time I am waiting, hopefully to find some pain relief, to open and purge some of the pain I have felt, mentally, by not keeping up with the blog and, more so, you my dear blogfriends. What really never became a pain in the ass, is exactly why I sit where I, so uncomfortably, sit. It is quite ironic that the more I think about it, how the two have worked out. You see last year, when I decided to take off, it was Thanksgiving week. This year, during the same week, I guess I did something to my back which is why my sciatica is pretty damned angry. So the figurative pain in the ass has given way to a literal pain in the ass. Not sure if any of you have dealt with the literal, but I cannot find relief, at all. As I said , it started the Wednesday before TDay and continues through now. I have tried everything. Stretching, Yoga, massage, TENS, creams, walking, oils, ice, patches, ‘Roids, braces, Ibu, Naproxen, Hemp, and, of course Chiro. My FSA has been on fire. And while I have, finally, managed to sleep most of the night, once I wake up, it is up and it will not let me go back to sleep. It’s a strange injury. With it’s origin really unknown, it shoots all the way down the leg into the ankle and these last couple of days it has felt like my foot has one of those nasty cramps in the arch, which is what brought me back to Chiro tonight. The Doc says it’s the body’s defense and coping mechanisms, adjusting to counter the sciatics attack. I am beginning to think it maybe more. Like my body’s payback on all the damage I did to it all those years ago through sports and other rough play. I guess the one good thing is that it did finally get me off my ass and get me writing again.
The photo I posted is one I took quickly this morning. It isn’t the best of qualities as I shot it out the window which had a screen in it, but I really wanted to capture it and share it. It’s a pretty young deer sheltering under our trampoline out back. It is hunting season so if he is using it as camo, I’d say he’s one bright buck.