Happy Spring. Just when we thought it wasn’t going to show it’s face, it comes. And this weekend has been a beautiful weekend for being outside and working in the yard. Naturally this morning I woke to a very painful back, but I took my celebrex, some tylenol, and started moving. I managed to make it back outside again, but didn’t do work that strained my back.
Mr. made his appearances outside as well – he washed our two cars and moved around a bit. He is coming along from his spinal fusion. His left leg was such a problem before surgery but he indicates that it’s much better and that is visible because he no longer drags his left leg when he walks. He has a long way to go still and he’s trying to start getting back into the activities of his life. I had taken him to a meeting this week and on the way home he mentioned how fatigued he was and that he was tired of being tired. So I told him about being a Spoonie . I know that my readers who have RA or another chronic illness are very familiar with the Spoon Theory and work hard at counting your spoons as I do. He listened to me and he didn’t think I was nuts, he said that he’d never heard it put that way, but it make perfect sense. So now we are both Spoonies!!!
After missing last year’s ski season and most of this years ski season, I did manage to get to NH and skied 3 mornings. It was pretty incredible – almost seemed like an outer body experience because my knees didn’t hurt!!! I couldn’t believe that this was me skiing with NO pain at all. I’ve skied with pain since 2000, so it was pretty incredible!!!
This is part of the motley crew that I ski with – that’s me in the white. As you can see, we’re not always a uniform group!!! So I’m looking forward to next season and we have Switzerland in our sights.
Lastly I had a terrific lunch 3 weeks ago when I met Mary Ann of RA Style & Flare . We met through our blogs last year and discovered that we lived near one another, so we had a great lunch together. I can’t tell you how comforting it is to meet someone who really knows what you feel and go through. We definitely will be getting together again, but not until after Mary Ann has some surgery this week. I’m wishing her good luck and am sure she will come through with Flying colors!!!
Sometimes being a Spoonie can be OK!!!