Finally - some relief. We have been experiencing a heat wave here, which normally I would welcome - y'know with my cold aversion and all - but 100 degrees without humidity? No thanks. And once the humidity is added in, which in VA/DC it always is, it hovers around the "feels like" 105 degrees.
That's hot. Damn hot. So hot our A/C couldn't keep up. We had turned it off while we were away and it took almost 8 hours to catch up after we arrived home.
This morning it is raining. A nice, gentle rain that is doing it's best to keep the rest of the Skippy family snoozing away [or faking it to avoid our Saturday chores. hee] And it has cooled off considerably.
Speaking of relief - I woke up this morning feeling so much better. Hardly any pain. You guys are reaaaaaaaally good at this sending good thoughts/prayer thing, y'know? And I thank you. Thank you so much.
I am going to the doctor's office on Monday and asking, nee' demanding, that I be given referrals for 1. a pain specialist and 2. physical therapist [which was an such an excellent idea, thanks Amy!, that I could kick myself for not thinking of it before! ] I know I always feel better after walking with Pooldad and the dogs, although it is a short distance and hurts like heck while doing it. If I could find a p/t that could help me without too much pain during I think it would go a long way to fighting it without [too many] drugs.
I do know as I get into my day [chore day! woot!] that the pain will probably return, but I felt so good when I got out of bed this morning. Go me!
And thank you all again. And again. :)