Monday, March 5, 2012

Cookies, Cake and Pain

I've been in a baking mood lately. I made peanut butter cookies Friday afternoon and a chocolate cake Saturday night.  Sunday morning I made blueberry muffins for breakfast - yum!  All these goodies I made cholesterol free, using liquid egg whites.  After our late breakfast yesterday morning Dd and I took the dog over to a park with walking trails and walked 2.4 miles.  My legs hurt and towards the end of the walk my back started hurting.  We got back home and that was pretty much the end of my energy for the day.  The pooch and I took a nap and I got nothing accomplished the rest of the day.  But, at least I did make dinner at home last night.

I'd love to start exercising more.  I need to start exercising more.  I have never been an exerciser.  And I sure don't want to go out in it today in the pouring rain.  The rest of the week is supposed to be better and warmer, though.  Hopefully I'll feel motivated to get out there and walk some more.  I see my chiropractor on Wednesday, so that should help my back.

While I've been in self-induced pain the past 2 days, Dh, for the first time in years, has had a few days of being very close to pain free!  After 6 months of doctor visits and trying non-narcotic pain relievers, the doctor finally put him on the strong stuff.  He is trying a low dose of morphine, which is working very well.  It has been years since he has not felt pain and it's finally a relief to get him some relief.  It's making him a tad bit goofy but we'll take it.  And he says he feels more focused, can concentrate and read easier.  An acquaintance of his that deals with a lot of pain too, said it's the pain that has caused him to feel unfocused the last couple of years. He also prescribed a different type of anti-inflammatory drug to try (was on 800 mg of ibuprofen 3x a day) that he only has to take once a day (and that prescription is only $4).  Hopefully, Dh will be able to start feeling a bit more like a normal person now.


  1. I'm happy your DH is finally getting help with his pain!! It's so wonderful for all of you.

  2. Pain is absolutely exhausting and consumes so much energy. Glad that your hubby is feeling better! I don't like exercising either but I've found a couple of things that I really enjoy, like early morning walks.

  3. I hope he feels better really soon

  4. Thank you everyone. The first couple of days of the medicine was great for him. Yesterday and today, so far, not so much :( I have a feeling were going to end up back with a specialist for more trial and error.