Foto Pherrets

(My nephew’s funky monkey. April 2006.)


This is a lame post, although I do enjoy the funky monkey. I had to fall back on one of those daily meme websites for a quick idea for a post. Today’s savior: Foto Pherrets. The theme: Toy. While the funky monkey is probably more of a companion than a toy, it was the first thing I came across while doing a quick search of my photos.

If I could’ve taken a photo of my camera, I would have. It’s a toy I get a lot of pleasure from lately.

The MRI results are in. The long and short of it: I have arthritis, not usually seen in someone my age (gee, that makes me feel better, doc) and a disc protrusion at the L4-L5 level that is leaning hard on that sciatic nerve.

The doc recommends surgery. I disagree (and so do most of the recent studies). I’ll find a back specialist or someone of the sort once we move. I’m thinking I’d like to find someone who has a holistic approach (because, you know, I’m such a hippy). In the meantime, I have a handful of prescriptions to fill and keep me going.

Back to work. Moving Day is coming up fast.

My doctor says that I have a malformed public-duty gland and a natural deficiency in moral fiber, and that I am therefore excused from saving Universes. ~Douglas Adams


3 Comments on “Foto Pherrets”

  1. Sock Girl says:

    Cute monkey 🙂

    I hope you find a doctor that can help you feel better soon. In the meantime take it easy and be good to yourself!

  2. Alto2 says:

    You have a diagnosis. Now you can explore your treatment options. If you seek an opinion from a surgeon, he’s going to tell you “operation”. You may need to consult neuro or ortho for some broader treatment options. Chiropractic may be an option, too. At any rate, be careful moving.

  3. Norm says:

    Sorry Robin but you’re too young to be a hippy. Perhaps in spirit…

    Yes to what alto2 said re: exploration of options. Consider an hour of sitting traction, a couple of times a day.(usually a weight and harness suspended in a doorway) It helped me by relieving the pressure.

    Like the Eagles said, ‘Take it easy…..”


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