This week LindaGHill said :”Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “chew/choo.” Use one or both, any way you’d like. Have fun!”
Well it’s not been a good week. I have been struggling with a painful ankle and swollen foot for several months now..
I have seen the doctor twice and she has no idea what the problem is. So far she had recommended firstly physio and secondly a podiatrist. Both have long ,LONG, waiting list so for now I hobble. No one has suggested an x-ray … probably too expensive for the likes of me. Also there is probably a long wait too. Which means no point in buying a beautiful pair of Jimmy Choo.
That’s not the only problem I have had this week, no not at all I have not been able to chew properly. I have had nasty toothache which nesscessitated a visit to the dentist. Now I have a private dentist because it is very difficult to find an NHS dental practice who is taking new patients where I live. The upside of that is I got my appointment immediately and an x-ray. The upshot of the x-ray was three possible causes for the pain. I will not bore you with them. Just a thought perhaps I should of asked if they would x-ray my foot.
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Recently I managed to get off the painkillers I was addicted to due to my back injuries so I cannot take any pain killers for my bad foot, bad tooth or even my bad back. I worried that I may start to get addicted to the over the counter pain killers too!
Anyway that’s how I got from Jimmy Choo to Can’t Chew and all points in-between. Oh!and there is one more link to the title the dentist is right by the station where you can catch the Choo Choo.
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Female, wife, full time mother and Grandmother. I am not as happy go lucky as I used to be but I am still bubbling along on simmer! I have three handsome sons all grown and flown.The youngest married with a beautiful wife and two sons of his own. Eleven years ago I was working, running a home, driving and socializing then bang in a split second all that was gone. I had an accident at home. I broke my back, not for the first time, I had broken it 10 years previously as well. Unfortunately this time I had broken it really badly and it was truly messed up so I had to have two operations. I was told before each operation that the outcome could mean I spend the rest of my life in a wheelchair. Still as some guy once wrote "I am still standing " yes "better than I ever was " not quite but with the help of a walking stick and as long as I do not stand or sit in one position for too long, I am still standing! Update I no longer use the walking stick . I had lots of friends before the accident but when things like this happen, you loose most of them. Their lives move on and mine stood still and so they left me behind ...I know that is just the way life is but it hurt and always will. Then I looked around and saw those who were still there for me, these friends are the roses in my garden they need to be tended well. They are the diamonds in the dust, I will of been married 50yrs plus this year . Pain and boredom are my enemies now, I have to find different ways to approach life, use my pain befriend it almost...yer right , well that is what they tell me at the pain clinic ROFLMAO ...... if only I could! I have found an outlet for my fears, frustrations and night terrors . I have started writing poetry if that name can be applied to my writing. I hope I do not come over as a moaning winger. I hope I am past all that. I also hope that you might see how the poetry is moving from very dark through the grey and
hopefully in to light ??
I need to update this a little here. I have worked very hard over the years since my accident, I go to the gym regularly, I have a Pilates class and a core class once a week . The guys at the gym and my Pilates teacher cajoled, teased, bullied and encouraged me to abandon my walking stick! :) My back is no longer straight it is C shaped because of the injury and I have lost two and a half inches in height but my Pilates and Core teachers have helped me to stand up as straight and as strongly as possible. Pain and depression are still hanging on my arm but I have weapons to use against them and if I say so myself I cope well.
I have made lots of new friends, real diamonds. I am also very grateful for all the support and help I have encountered here on Wordpress. Hugs and welcome to everyone who visits.
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47 thoughts on “The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 6/19 How I got from Jimmy Choo to Can’t Chew and all points in-between”
Dental issues… ugh… I’m not sure I have any of my original teeth, at least not in the back…
So far I have only lost two, and that was when I broke my back 💜
Wow beautiful heart …
How are you ?
Well I am still standing but it’s not been a good week 💜
Is it ..may I help you with anything?
No🙂 thanks I am fine 🙂
Ok..I am restless too
How are you, you have no content on your blog
I have deleted my posts
Oh! Are you going to start again
Yes I will soon…
You are beautiful soul
Well you are very kind to say so, but I am just me 🙂
I find you extremely attractive
Well now… that is not fun at all!!
Good luck with the feet and the teeth!
Thank you Dale, things can only get better I hope 💜
Of course. I am sending positive vibes your way! 🧡
Why thank you so much 💜💜
Sorry about the ankle and dental issues sis, but well done for getting that all in using the prompt!!! ❤ ❤
You know me Sis , doggeard if nothing else 💜💜💜
Not dogearred at all… well loved sis, well loved ❤
Oh! Thank you Sis you certainly know how to brighten my day 💜
Sounds like you are having a really rotten time! Hope things get better soon x x
Hi Marian, thank you , I have really but I shall bounce back … that is why I have been quiet on social media . I shall be my old ( old being the word ) soon . ❤
Very clever of you to fit that choo-choo in there! Hope next week is better.
I am ever hopeful , how are you this week 💜
I hope that your pain eases soon! I hate toothache! Xxx
Thank you very much me too 💜💜
So sorry to hear you’ve been dealing with pain. Healthcare stuff is ugh. Dentist stuff is DOUBLE ugh.
Yes indeed it is. Never mind I am still standing. Thank you for saying , now the only way is up 💜
I am sorry about your pain Willow. It is tough that you can’t take a pain killer but I am sure it is the right decision. Hugs
Thank you Robbie it is. I will get there…tough as old boots 💜💜
Good for you for getting off the painkillers! I know that can be hard. Over the counter painkillers are generally less addictive, though if taken in large amounts over time, they can cause liver or stomach issues – so I’ve been told. I hope you can find some alternatives to help your body heal. yoga helps my back. (just found out I have “significant osteoporosis” in my spine.) I’ve also discovered that I can’t wear my croc sandals all the time like I have done for years because they don’t give me enough support – that’s what my left foot is telling me. So I have to wear supportive sneakers and dress shoes with LOTS of cushioning. No more heals for me. But I don’t miss them. Take care. I hope you feel better soon.
Hi JoAnna, yes getting off the tablets was hard but worth it. Thank you for your kind words and I hope you are coping well with the osteoporosis hopefully you are on treatment for that. As for feet I think we all are all victims of damage done by fashion ❤ 🙂 🙂 🙂 keep well and happy.
Oh Willow! I do hope next week will be better. ❤️💜❤️
It got worse, much worse but I am on the up now 💜💜💜
Oh my. So glad to hear it. 👍