Good morning and happy Friday! You made it through the last week and woke up today, June 5, 2020. Marches for change continue to irritate the powers that be, but keep it going! That uncomfortable itch the powers that be is feeling are the millions of people all over the world bringing their voices and enthusiasm for change. It is a beautiful thing, really. Another weird thing happened on Wednesday, former President Obama, addressed the nation. No, it was not a state of the Union type of address, it was informal yet broadcast on many channels. It was awesome! Our former president was the voice of calm and reason that we so needed, almost like a hug from an relative or old friend. Mr. Obama spoke so eloquently as he reminded all local governments to visit the plans that his administration had outlined during his administration to bring change in police policies, nationwide. He never mentioned de-funding the police or doing-away with police. He wants reform. He did not condemn the protesters only the rioters, and he really did not speak ill of the guy that followed him in office, but encouraged them to be peaceful but to continue in the #blacklives matter crusade. To learn more check out Obama.org.
Also in this past week, I have been working more on me. I can’t fight for anyone’s rights if I am not well myself. This means less time sitting and working at my computer and more time walking around and moving my legs. Another funny thing with my spinal issue, Cauda Equina Syndrome, is that along with the swelling I get in my lower extremities, numbness and pain, I get cramps – like toes going in different directions and foot not being able to dorsal flex. Walking and moving helps greatly. Sitting is not good, it hurts and makes the leg cramps worse. The new neurologist I saw yesterday wants to run a nerve conduction test as he thinks it may be a pinch nerve. The look he gave me when he asked how long my legs had been feeling like this I said, “Look at my chart, I told you four years ago that I had been having issues with my legs and balance and you did nothing.” We got off on the wrong foot, but now he will read his notes before coming in to see me. It was just a reminder about being afflicted with an “invisible” disability. He thought back then that because of my weight, all my problems were because I might have sleep apnea. So, I never went back to see him or give him a chance. I thought he was a quack. Yes, he asked me why I never had that study done but then we got back to the reason I was there, because my neurosurgeon referred me to him so that I can have that nerve conduction test. This was the first time he did not pull out his Rx pad and that I feel was a little victory and he did listen as I spoke and took notes, another victory. The last time I saw him, I had been on three different medications and all had side effects that mimicked serious conditions, that I did not have. Most importantly, because of those medications I had a few seizures and passed out, eyes rolling back into my head. Anyhow, I am only taking one pill for my heart but the heart issue leads back to the wrong medications that I was taking as prescribed. So, I guess if I can give a bit of advice, read the labels of the medications you are putting into your body as doctors, just politicians, are humans and make mistakes.
My cameras have been in action lately in the backyard. The heat really does feel wonderful on my bones. I will end this post with a few of the pics I snapped this morning.
Soon, I will have to re-purpose the dirt and start planting more flowers for the summer months. Last season, I was able to collect and save seeds from the sunflowers that I grew last year. Those sunflowers in the photos are from those seeds. Hopefully, I can harvest seeds from these flowers this year. I know I kid about all the issues I have with gardening but really, it has been so relaxing and I am so glad my brown thumb has started to turn green.
Thank you for stopping by to visit. Where ever in the world you are be safe and take care. Love and light and hugs…