Well, This is New… Hip Flare

So… I don’t know whether to panic or be passe about it… but… it’s definitely new.

It’s been a LONG go-live with my projects at work.  It has been even longer projects.  I’ve managed to completely neglect almost everything in an attempt to meet tight deadlines with very thin resources.  But go live we have, with both projects.  And it is an incredible relief.  I’ve been pusing too hard for too long and I’m really starting to feel the stress.

So yesterday I took the chance of a quiet partial day at least to go to my soon to be son-in-law’s induction to Phi Theta Kappa at Tri-C and (since we had to pick up Squirrel anyway at school, stop off for a short (windy, chilly) walk along the beach at Edgewater park.  It was a nice day.

They are remodeling the park.  All of the bathrooms/shower rooms/snack bar building has been demolished…. they have dug up a big chunk of the running trail – walking path thing and there are diggers and cement block sitting everywhere.  It will be interesting to see what they are going to do there.

It was a good couple hours that I needed desperately.  I picked up beach glass and a few interesting stones.  Bear and I walked and talked and froze along the beach.  It was really really nice.

By the time I got home, though, I was starting to feel a weird ache in my hip… the inside of the joint, not the outside.  It has gotten progressively worse since 5 last night and sleep was very illusive. Every time I tried to turn over, I woke up cringing.

It feels disturbingly like my knee flare so I’m hoping it is nothing more exciting than a flare.  I’ve never had my hips involved before so this is something very new.  And I’m not liking it a whole lot right now.

I don’t have time for this right now.

Today we are decorating the Christmas tree.  Yes, I know it’s not quite Thanksgiving yet.  No, I don’t care if you approve or not, I don’t ask for approval, I only ask to not be made fun of.  We are decorating the tree.

Today I have work for work that I need to do.

Today I have to get up on the porch roof and switch out the red white and green lights for the beautiful jewel tone lights on three of my upstairs windows.

Today I have to find Thanksgiving videos to play on my window projector and Christmas ones to switch out for Christmas.

Today I don’t have time for this new adventure and today i really REALLY want pain pills.  I’m hoping the Napproxin takes enough of the swelling and pain down to get me through today.

I can’t find my cane (it’s been a while since I’ve had a flare bad enough that I’ve considered using it).

I don’t have TIME for this.

On the up side, there has not yet been any foot going to sleep feeling so whatever nerves it’s pressing on are fighting back with ouch and not with any more annoying weirdness.

But the house is quiet.  The animals are settled and I just bumped up the heat a bit to take the chill off the floors. Coffee is yummy (Peppermint Bark Giant Eagle coffee is very not bad coffee).  I may have to get another bag or two before the holiday season is over. I’m going to put another row or two on my new shawl (It is coming along quite nicely even if it took considerably more yarn than I anticipated and destress just a bit more this morning before the day really kicks in.

Love and light
wish me luck


2 responses to “Well, This is New… Hip Flare

  1. I am not for certain if the picture above is the shaw or not. But I know it is beautiful. I trust that this new flare will subside soon. After all hasn’t it heard it is almost Christmas, oops thanksgiving I mean.


    • Yes, it’s the shawl. Thank you. It’s very smooshy and warm… and interesting pattern… And now I am getting a crap ton of black yarn from my sister in law because she wants one like it. I think I may have to figure out how to shorten the front ends, though… the front is awfully long.


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