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Friday, September 28, 2012

Stitching Under Pressure

Good morning everybody! Welcome new followers. I am so glad to have all of you here today. ♥ I just came in from the backyard with a few photos for you this morning.

This is the small tree I can see from my kitchen table, where I do all my stitching. I should have gotten a few pictures starting with last week. Next year I will. This tree, in the park, just on the other side of the fence, is so pretty to watch. It starts changing colors in the fall with the slightest blush of peach. It darkens to coral and salmon colors and then to reds. You can see it is beginning to show a few red leaves here and there.

This is a view out by the pond. It is blocked by the fence and tall grasses. You can see the trees begin their change behind the pond in the woods.

The garden is slowing down. Still flowers in bloom though.

I am stitching under pressure. Oh, I will definitely get the Erica Michaels "To Thee My Heart" stitched for our anniversary. I just do not know if I will have time to frame it. I have checked the thrift shops, Michael's and JoAnn for a suitable frame. Next I am going to drive to the closest needlework shop and check. If all else fails, it will be given to him unframed but done. It will be framed. I am also going to get the Pixel People made into a flatfold this weekend. Life is so busy with our three teens. College choices have been made for Jacob, now to apply!

The MRI results showed the same thing as 8 years ago. A slight disc bulge at L4-5. My doctor feels I should go to a pain specialist again for an epidural. I had 3 cortisone shots, 2 in discs and one in my SI joint, 7 1/2 years ago. They did not help me. He feels time may have changed things. So Brian has done research and has found a very good pain specialist. He is rated in the top 1% of the U.S. for pain management. He requires a referral from my doctor. So that is what I am waiting for. The nurse tells me it will not be done and sent until the middle of next week. Aaarrgghh! It is so frustrating, this waiting. Once the new doctor receives it, they will call me to schedule. So it's gonna be a bit.

Well, gotta go stitch now! You all take good care of yourselves. Have a most wonderful day!

Stitching and praying,


Shirlee said...

Continuing to pray for you to receive some pain relief! Thanks for sharing the lovely photos : )

gracie said...

Good luck with the new doctor. I went in on Wednesday for injections on my right hop...into the joint... quite painful but I will say that I am feeling better today.

Giovanna said...

The pictures are lovely - I love to see the changing colours of trees in this season. I hope you manage to schedule asap with the new doctor, and that he'll help you get find relief from pain.

Margaret said...

Oh gosh, I will be sending good thoughts and prayers that the new doctor comes through for you and relieves you of the awful pain. It's terrible to live with constant pain like that. Good luck to Jacob applying to colleges. My nephew is going through the same thing right now. Senior year can be so stressful! Love the pics of the fall beauty around you. And good luck with the anniversary presents!!!

Carol said...

I just can't imagine how hard it must be living in continual pain, Vickie... I pray that this new doctor will be able to help...

What a busy year with three teens!! I well remember the stress of completing college applications--best of luck to Jacob (and mom and dad!!).

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

my heart goes out to you Vickie - i hope you get the help you need and also i wish you speedy stitching for your anniversary gift

cucki said...

good luck with the new doctor..
you are in my prayers always..
big hugs for you xx

butterfly said...

Sorry Vickie you are in so much pain hope your doctor will make it better for you soon.
Your photos are beautiful, take care sweetie, hugs.

Melanie said...

Good luck with the new doctor!! Hopefully he will have a few new things to try since you last went that route years ago. They have to have come up with something better during that time, right?? Thinking positive thoughts for you! :)

Krista said...

I hope you are feeling better soon! Beautiful tree, this time of year is my favorite with all the pretty colors.

Rowyn said...

Beautiful photos, it is definitely starting to look like Fall for you.

Sorry to hear you have to wait a bit longer for the pain relief. I hope you'll be feeling better soon.

Catherine said...

So sorry that you are still waiting for pain relief. I hope the new doc will be able to help quickly.
Lovely morning photos ~ thanks for sharing!

Trace4J said...

Beautiful photos.
Oh how I love Fall.
Your in my prayers.
Hang in there.

marly said...

Good luck with your treatment. Some patients are lucky and it works every time, some not. But it's always worth additional tries until it's the right spot.

Lois said...

What lovely autumn pictures Vickie! I hope that this new doctor will be able to give you some relief from the pain.

Annette-California said...

I'm going to keep praying for you Vickie (I haven't stopped). Don't worry about shopping for the frame if it causes more pain for your back. I feel like I should also say sorry couldn't resist - frame, pain, spain...get it???
Lovely pink tree and photos.
love Annette

Sally said...

I love those beautiful, rich, Autumnal colours on the trees Vickie.

Keeping you in my thoughts and hoping that the new doctor will be able to help you.

Meari said...

Pretty fall photos.

I hope you get some pain relief soon. My friend had corisone shots for her back and they only lasted about a week.