Friday, May 23, 2008

A Quick Hello from Big Sky Country

One massage and one acupuncture session have gone a long way towards decreasing my pain and getting me moving again. Pretty amazing things, these "alternative" therapies that have really been around for thousands of years.

I'm in a place in my life where I'm finding over and over again that doors close for a reason. I attribute this to paying at least a little bit of attention to what's going on around me. I was pretty angry at my knee doctors, but I realize now that if they'd renewed my prescription for pain meds, I would've taken the easy way and probably actually gotten worse as I wouldn't have been treating the core condition (which I am convinced is just as I thought - an unbalanced body structure due to recovery from knee surgery). As it turned out, I was forced to do the things that will make a real difference to my healing, and they're working.

Now, if I could just get to the point where I make these decisions on my own, before I'm forced to, well, that will be a good thing, won't it?

I've been working six days a week for the past three weeks and I'm realizing that it's just too much. I should be able to start taking Monday's off in a few weeks and am so absolutely excited about having two days off this long weekend. The cowboy and I were going to go kayaking, but it looks like the weather isn't going to cooperate and it's probably for the best. I need some time to putter, to play in the dirt and maybe mop the floors and read and possibly catch a movie and catch up with my friends and family and definitely cook and just stop to rest and breathe when I need to.

I appreciate the comments and suggestions I received after my last post. I also hope, this weekend, to have time to catch up with some of my favorite bloggers. What fun things do you have planned for the weekend?


Diva Carla said...

Hello Angela, love that BIG SKY! so happy to hear the massage and acupuncture are helping.
This weekend I will dance two nights, hike one day, clean house, mow yard, plant more garden, and Sunday my friend set me up on a blind date with a retired, tennis playing, woodworking, anesthesiologist. I think it will be fun.
So much good is happening, behind the scenes. This is just the part that shows.

Hope you get to go kayaking soon and looking forward ot a movie review from you.!

Angela said...


Ohmigod! A blind date! I hate them. I hope you have a fabulous time. Sounds like a great weekend.

Lee's River/Zlatovyek said...

good to hear you've found some relief. This weekend: what's a weekend? :-)
more of same over here: reading, writing, cooking and walking the dog. I love doing all four so it's no hardship.

Enjoy the puttering, Angela.

Rick Hamrick said...


Glad to hear that the therapies are helping.

Give yourself a break, Angela--while you may have gone the pill route if the surgeon allowed, it didn't pan out that way, and you were smart to then go a route which was really better to begin with.

I think beating yourself up for having the potential to have made a bad decision is a waste of energy. Save that self-abuse for when you really do f*** up (hey, maybe I meant "foul up"...drop those hackles, sensitive readers) instead of burning it when you might have, in theory, if things had turned out differently, made a mistake!