I would like to take this opportunity to apologize for my absence as of late. On Tuesday, the 17th I worked all day in the garden and I accomplished quite a lot. Unfortunately, I also injured myself. As some of you know, I have a condition of degenerative disk disease. The disks of my back rupture with little or no provocation. On Tuesday, I provoked them plenty.
In my on defense, the “signs” I usually get if I am aggravating my condition were completely absent. I had no tingling, no numbness, no electric shocks down the side of my leg, just the same dull ache I have every day. So, you can imagine my surprise Tuesday night when I was unable to walk even a few steps. Today is Friday and I am still unable to walk without aid.
Fortunately, there is some light at the end of the tunnel (I think). The pain is a little less each day which is at least an indication that the swelling is going down and things are mending to some degree. Now that the extreme pain has lessened I am left with a melancholy that is harder to shake than the injury. For this, I would ask for prayers on my behalf. In the still of the night, it is sometimes hard to wait for the morning.
So, for the time being, the Parsnip and the boys are managing my little green friends outside. Watering and turning, thinning and overseeing what needs to be done. I need to be back out there. I know I’ll feel better when I can be back out. But, I also know that I have to allow my back to heal and let the inflammation recede, and with it, the pain.
Again, I would ask for prayers on my behalf. You all inspire me and I’m grateful to you. Thank you for your friendship via email, instant messages and twitter notes. You guys rock!
Thank you so much for your patience and understanding~KeriAnne