Friday, January 14, 2011

Much better ..............

I am feeling much better now. The pain in my back has finally eased. For those of you who were concerned I was taking too much medication, I appreciate your warnings. Several years ago my doctor prescribed two Celebrex a day. Knowing the dangers and side effects, I have been taking only one a day. During this flare up, I would take one Aleve or one Tylenol in the morning and my usual Celebrex at night. As soon as my back was feeling better, I went back to only the Celebrex. I do not like to take medicine and avoid it whenever possible. I wish I could manage with no medication for my arthritis, but that just isn't possible. It may be time to switch to another type of NSAID.

We are still having cold weather. The ice from the first of the week is sticking around in shady areas. I'm tired of winter and cold weather. At least we haven't had the amount of snow other areas of the country have gotten. I am so ready for spring. I want to get out and work in my garden and yard.

Hubby is working tonight. They keep putting him on the 11 PM to 7 AM shift. I think they prefer having a man working that time of night. He got paid for the first time today. His check was only one tenth of what he used to make, but he gets to put the whole check in his pocket to spend as he chooses.

I still haven't ordered a new computer. I did go on the HP site and customized a HP Elite 460z series computer with all the features I want. Since I did that, this computer has not shut down on me again. Of course, I'm being very gentle with it. I want to get as much use as I can out of it before it goes completely. I've backed up everything and have my laptop to use when this one dies.

Hope everyone has a nice weekend!

13 comments:

Brit Gal Sarah said...

So glad to see you are feeling better, it sounds like you are doing the best you can taking the minimum drugs you need.

The Hubster just got an HP laptop about a month ago, we have always been Dell before, he is very happy with it.

Lynilu said...

I'm glad you're feeling better. It can be so miserable, I know. Good luck with it. And good luck with the computer, too. I'm looking at a new one sometime in the future, and I don't look forward to the search. I know I'll love a new, fast computer, but the search, not so much fun!!

Arkansas Patti said...

So glad you are feeling better. I do believe that with meds, less is more.
Sometimes we only need to threaten our computers with replacement for them to straighten up. Hope that is the case.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better. Hope you find the perfect new computer. We always go with the $400-500 Dells and they seem to last about 4 years. We only use for email, internet and photos basically.

Pat said...

So glad you're feeling better. { have a problem with my neck and when that acts up it is just so painful.

Me too! I can't wait for warmer weather.

Farmchick said...

Glad you are feeling better. Pain is no fun and the cold weather doesn't help it.

KathyA said...

Good! You're feeling better! I think you'll feel a lot better when the weather warms up and we get to be outside.

schmidleysscribblins.wordpress.com said...

Happy to hear you are feeling better. I take 2 Celebrex per day and have for 6 years. I also take Tylenol. I feel like a junkie next to you. I suppose the lesson is what works for one person may no work for another.

Hang in there. The groundhog appears soon. Hope he doesn't see his shadow.

Amy said...

Glad you are doing better. Yes, I am tired of winter already. Although it is nothing like last winter at this time. Looks like some warmer days ahead. The days are getting longer, anyway

Becky Mushko said...

Glad you're feeling better! Like you, I'm ready for warmer weather. And we still have a bit of snow in shadier parts of our property.

J_on_tour@jayzspaze said...

Pleased to hear that the pain is not so bad. Back pain is difficult to deal with in normal circumstances. I'm looking forward to the Spring also. It's still cold but the temperature is marginally higher here.

CountryDew said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better. I hope that continues.

It's a shame we have to buy a new computer every few years. Seems like such a waste!

Sweetflutterbys3 said...

I'm glad you are feeling better! Buying a new computer is always such a process, but it is fun!