The orthopedic surgeon said that those "tears" the radiologist discovered on the MRI are tiny, and just normal degeneration for a person my age. I do not need surgery. I do not have a torn rotator cuff. All this pain is coming from my neck! C6. It is pinching the nerve and flaring things up, all the way down to my fingers. I have an appointment to see a spinal surgeon on Thursday. Not for surgery, but to see what we can do. I am on oral steroids right now to get rid of this pain.
France, 1939 - In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn't believe that the Nazis will invade France … but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes that fill the skies and drop bombs upon the innocent. When a German captain requisitions Vianne's home, she and her daughter must live with the enemy or lose everything. Without food or money or hope, as danger escalates all around them, she is forced to make one impossible choice after another to keep her family alive.
Vianne's sister, Isabelle, is a rebellious eighteen-year-old girl, searching for purpose with all the reckless passion of youth. While thousands of Parisians march into the unknown terrors of war, she meets Gäetan, a partisan who believes the French can fight the Nazis from within France, and she falls in love as only the young can … completely. But when he betrays her, Isabelle joins the Resistance and never looks back, risking her life time and again to save others.
With courage, grace, and powerful insight, bestselling author Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of World War II and illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the women's war. The Nightingale tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France―a heartbreakingly beautiful novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the durability of women. It is a novel for everyone, a novel for a lifetime.
Well, I need to go walk on the treadmill. Man! Too many chocolates, cookies, pies and cakes in December!! How about you?
I hope you have a wonderful week my friends. Thank you for your kind words on my last post. Thank you for sticking with me, caring about me and praying for me. This has been a rough year for me pain wise. ugh. I am hoping for a SUPER 2018!
Stitching and praying,