Tuesday, July 12, 2011

I Am Proof of Evolution ...

... because I am devolving.


My ankle, hip, knees, back issues got so bad this week that I could only get around by walking slow and stooped over.
Ironically I got hurt while having X-Rays taken for the SSA but that's another story.



Sunday I went to the grocery and between the exit and my car I had to stop twice to deep breathe through the pain. Sometimes I get in people's way but as you can see from the shot right above their convenience is so important to me.


I'm so uncomfortable and so exhausted from dealing with it that I get confused easily - is this the ATM? a drive-thru? where the hell am I?


Well meaning people tell me water therapy would really help yet ...


... they never ask if I can swim


I looked up all my meds and discovered that bloat and weight gain - along with suicidal thoughts and dry mouth - are some of the side effects.

I also found a Yoga for Scoliosis web-site ...


One bit of advice - wear a sports bra. You too ladies.


It all just makes me want to plotz.

27 comments:

DJan said...

Oh, I LOVE the single finger salute picture, along with several of the others. Very descriptive, but I am so hoping that you will be feeling more human soon. :-)

Kay L. Davies said...

Fabulous photos to go with your very funny lines. I sure hope working on your Z post was fun and not too painful.
I sure can understand. My new doctor told me today I need more exercise, and I tried to explain exercise hurts. He didn't look convinced.
I told him my weight is a result of medication prescribed for another medical condition, but he says I "should" have lost it by now. I hate people who use that word "should". I should hit them.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Sylvia K said...

I love that you never lose your sense of humor even with all the pain!! I also love monkeys that flip people/monkeys off! I'm so sorry you are experiencing so much pain -- I am, too, but nothing like yours! I'm holding good thoughts for you, Dianne, hope things improve soon!

Sylvia

Ron said...

Oh, Dianne....I read this post laughing like hyena!

First of all, the post title is beyond HILARIOUS. However, you're not devolving. You're E-volving, because this post is proof of it. You know how to take a challenge and find the humor in it. So, in my opinion you're waaaaaaaaaaaaay more evolved than most people!

I just about fell off my chair when I got to the photo of the chimp shooting a bird.

Bwhahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

"One bit of advice - wear a sports bra. You too ladies."

Bwhahahahahahahahahahahahahahhaa!

And hey listen, I do yoga myself, therefore I can totally say that it is very beneficial for back issues.

Hope you're feeling your better soon, dear lady. And know that I will continue to share Reiki with you.

(((( Dianne )))))

X ya bunches!

Kay Dennison said...

I was wondering where you've been! Hope you get through all this soon!!! Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CrystalChick said...

LOVE the photos and your wonderful humor to go with them despite the pain and difficulty!
Hope you get some relief and are feeling better soon!

Linda Reeder said...

I'm sorry about your pain, but your sense of humor seems intact. Maybe that's all that's keeping you going.
Hilarious post!

ellen abbott said...

sorry things are acting up but I see you know how to deal with it. Very funny.

Cloudia said...

how are you so brilliant even in pain?



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Mike said...

Sometimes.. the side effects are better than the medicine.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

LOL, LOL....GREAT GREAT POST...And, I get the message, too...! There is nothing worse than PAIN!!!!
These pictures are really perfection, my dear....!
(((((((HUGS))))))) And to HOPE, too!

Micky-T said...

I'm sure that while building this post you had a reprieve from devolving.

I wish you well, and thanks for the laughs.

nitebyrd said...

I do hope the yoga will help. It's good to know you can find humor in your situation and pass it along to us!

Akelamalu said...

I wish I knew of anything you could get that would help you Dianne but I don't so I'm sending Reiki. x

Daryl said...

To laugh would be mean ... so I am sending hugs wrapped in laughter which they say is the best medicine.

Trisha said...

You always find neat pictures to go with your thoughts. That "bloat" picture is hysterical!

Jeni said...

I see you are still doing the uphill fight with the idiots who think (mistakenly) that you are still fully capable of doing all the physical things you could do with ease oh, 20 years ago maybe? But I also see you are still employing your great sense of humor and your wit! At times, using those tools may actually be the only way to maintain a degree of sanity in a governmental world gone mad. If nothing else, it sure is great entertainment -at your expense, I know -for the troops though. Hope things improve in some way or another for you -and may it happen soon!

Reb said...

I feel your pain Dianne, really I do. I am glad you can still make the rest of us laugh though. Great photos to go with your post. I can relate to so many of them ;)

Vinny "Bond" Marini said...

Great use of the pictures, but my heart aches for you being in so much pain

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Sending hugs andjust marveling at how you can laugh through everything. You are so strong -- and so funny!)

IWS Radio said...

They injured you while getting the x-rays intentionally. It's their new plan for drumming up extra business. ;-)

-Jay

HermanTurnip said...

Heh...I totally get where you're coming from. As the years go by I find it more mentally difficult to hit the trails for a 10-15 mile run. My left ankle is slowly giving me aches, and the proverbial "wall" is much easier to succumb to.

Linda said...

I am so sorry that you're hurting (worse than usual) but I'm very glad to see that you have managed to maintain your sense of humor in the midst of that pain.

Take care and be careful - my Dad died during a CAT Scan so I know that bad things are possible during medical tests.

ds said...

Hang onto that sense of humor. Hope your pain lessens quickly.

Au and Target said...

LOL, this is a fun post. But that pain thing is not funny. Hope it's better today.

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Rambling Woods said...

I admire that you can put in the humor because I am sure there are so many people could warrant a finger or even a fist shoved somewhere appropriate...There had go to to be some way of getting a decent quality of life..oh who am I kidding...Damn it all that it happens to a wonderful person like you..If you want to bitch...write or call me..I can bitch with the best of them... Thank you for your wonderful comments..you are loved...

Hilary said...

Clearly the funny bone is in fine shape. So sorry you're hurting, Dianne. You're such a trooper to find humour in it all. Gentle hugs to you, Friend.