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Too Tired

It’s my birthday and I’m so tired I just can’t seem to get moving.  I need to do laundry and clean my kitchen.  I’ll have to look through the freezer and see what I have that doesn’t need a lot of work.  I haven’t even had the energy to put on my compression stockings so I need to lay back down with my feet up for a little while so I can.

That was a couple of days ago and…

Now that was 2 months ago. I have since fractured the right side of my pelvis. Christmas eve 2012 it was the left side in two places. I am up to 37 fractures now in the last 28 months. I am still tired but feeling way better.  I have done my laundry and cleaned my kitchen many times since I started this post.  I want to make something but I don’t know what yet. That always cheers me up and improves my mood.  I already made the cannoli completely from scratch and got macarons to come out pretty well.  I haven’t tried madelines but they just seem too easy.  I will however gladly accept any recipes for them.  I want something more exotic.   It has to be something new that I have never tried.  Maybe by the time I mix up some hummus to dip my celery sticks in I will have an idea.  The celery will allow me the extra calories in whatever I make.

Since I have a few new followers from other countries and/or who are a little (or a lot) more worldly than I maybe I can get a few suggestions.


Was doing good

It had been about 10 weeks since my last fracture and I was starting to feel pretty good. I was regaining interest in my herb and butterfly gardens and cooking. I was ready to try sewing since I finally got one eye fixed (cataracts). I was going to make an apron with fabric in my favorite color (orange). I felt like doing something all the time. Then two days ago I reached around in the car trying to get something from the back seat and there was that familiar “pop” and the stabbing pain as a rib broke. Now I am back to pacing myself. Go for a few minutes and then rest for a while as the pain subsides. I don’t have to try not to breath too deep because it hurts, like I could anyway. My lungs are being squished since I have had so many compression fractures that I have lost three inches of space in that part of my spine. The key is to stay positive, don’t let it get me down and remember that it only takes six weeks for a fracture to heal. Continue reading