I have been trying to write a blog post for most of the month of March. First, I was in the middle of a 10 Day Green Smoothie Cleanse. I had a few expected detox symptoms, so I laid low and rested. I read the book by JJ Smith and participated in the Facebook support group. The Ambassadors and Administrators do a phenomenal job answering questions and offering support. JJ Smith makes appearances daily. I followed the full cleanse regimen and it went really well. I had 3 green smoothies everyday and approved snacks I lost 11.5 pounds at the end of the 10 days. I will continue to drink at least one green smoothie everyday, to continue losing weight and truly commit to a healthier lifestyle.
For the last two weeks, I have been in so much pain, I haven’t been able to do much writing. Writing requires concentration and communing with your thoughts. All of my thoughts have been filled with expletives, when I try to walk, move and sleep. I don’t want my followers to see a string of curse words across my page, that’s not a good look.
Right now, I am suffering from my usual back pains, in addition to unusual, first time, sciatica. Oowweee, how these shock waves of pain have torn me into itty bitty pieces! Every movement and step literally feels like hot popping rubber bands hitting me over and over again. Both my legs are weak, I need my cane to walk in the house. I am aching everywhere. My right hip and continuing downward is hurting, my foot is numb, I’m used to this pain. Now, my left thigh is experiencing the hot excruciating tingles all the way to that foot. There are areas in my body that are experiencing a level of pain, I have never experienced.
I am yearning for relief. Nam myoho renge kyo is my battle cry, but I think I need to yell louder. I am laying down more than usual and there have been nights when, sleep could not find me, even if I sent Christopher Columbus out to discover it. Then again, Columbus, never really discovered anything that wasn’t already there. When I don’t sleep for a day or two, I get a migraine, so guess what happened to me? Alas, I keep fighting.
My pain management doctor plans to do an epidural steroid shot in my lower back this week and it can not come soon enough. I had two, quite some time ago for my back pain, and I did not have much relief. A few days at the most. But, this time it has to be different. If I can bring down my pain levels from a 10 to at least a 6, I will be doing the Dougie in celebration. I have plans next weekend and this expletive pain has gotta go.
So, I hope to be more active and interactive with my readers in April. I have found that I have readers from all over the globe. Thanks for subscribing and for all your comments! My dream of sharing my writing is really happening. Now, I need less pain and more ideas to write about. Any suggestions?