Pain


It showed up Tuesday morning, pain so bad I could barely move…
Seriously, I’ve dealt with pain all my life (dancer injury)
But I said to Mitchell, Shoot me NOW!”

I had pain killers and muscle relaxers and used them —
I was quite loopy so did things on the laptop that I could do —
NO running numbers, but editing and dropping in images.

Did I say I couldn’t use the stairs?
Working in BED!


I began to move like a sumo wrestler, a wide stance that grounded
and helped me to feel I would not tip over.
Day two the pain lessened by half.

It is likely that the deli changed a recipe.
I am terribly allergic to potatoes — ever since I took the shingles vaccine at 50.
Until then I had no arthritis and my only (mild) food allergy was to avocados…
After the shingles vaccine I stepped into bad arthritis and one of the trigger foods is potatoes.  I ate them my whole life with no issue, and now even one potato chip sends
me into excruciating pain.  I am careful about potato flour, which so many are
using now in “gluten-free” meals.  I ask and stay far away.  But perhaps they
changed the recipe on something I checked out long ago and so I learned my lesson —
Always ask even on foods you’ve eaten before!

I tried some direct watercolor though.  That was only somewhat annoying!
And as I go to publish this I am going to climb the stairs to work tomorrow.
Knee still hurts but omi not by comparison…

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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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10 Responses to Pain

  1. loisajay says:

    Oh, Katie–I hope you get to feeling much better soon!

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  2. Dan Antion says:

    I am so sorry to hear that you’re in such pain, Kate. I hope the pain eases and you are feeling better soon.

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  3. So sorry to hear this. Hope things are better soon.

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  4. I am so sorry you had that experience and I am very glad that you are now recovering.

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  5. Oh my goodness… sending you healing vibes my friend! ❤️And must admit that what you managed to create through all the pain is still so lovely! Those flowers are gorgeous!! 😍

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