Sunday, January 9, 2011

Snow and aches .........

We got snow again yesterday - about 2 inches. It was almost gone by yesterday afternoon, but then the temperature dropped and the wind picked up, making for a frigid night.

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It has been too cold to venture outside, even for those with fur coats.

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Hubby has completed his first week at his part-time job. He worked thursday, friday, and saturday nights from 11 PM to 7 AM. So far, he is satisfied with the job. He was offered another job thursday night. A local tire store went under and was bought out by another local man with money. He told Hubby he needed someone to manage it for him and offered the job to him. It would be full time and would have benefits, but Hubby doesn't want to work full time. All he wants is something to fill some free time and to make a little extra spending money.

I've been suffering with arthritis the last couple of weeks. I don't know what has caused it to act up. I usually have more trouble with it in the spring and fall as the seasons change. I take Celebrex daily and have taken it for years, but it's not doing the job. I've been taking Tylenol Arthritis and Aleve along with the Celebrex and I still hurt. It's mainly in my neck, shoulders, and back. I've tried heating pads and they don't help either. Guess I just have to tough it out until it decides to improve. I've had arthritis since I was in my early twenties, so I'm used to it.

Our weather forecast is for more snow Monday evening. I've got a big pot of soup on the stove, but I do need to go to the store for cat food. I don't want to be snowed in with three hungry cats. That could be dangerous!

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

15 comments:

Lynilu said...

Oh, girl, you need to get back to a doctor and be re-evaluated! That is waaaaay too much "stuff" to be taking from the sound of it! I'm no doc, but that just sounds a bit scary to me. I hope you can find the right treatment combination to give you come ease. :)

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Your back yard is beautiful (especially snow-covered). Hope you find pain relief soon.

Linda said...

Love seeing the snow, and especially enjoyed seeing the cats.

Perhaps it's time to change medications. The body ceases to repond to some drugs after a while. I hope there's something new out there to relieve your pain.

I'm glad hubby is enjoying his new job. I agree with him. He had a full time job when he retired, why take on another one now.

Farmchick said...

Love the picture of the two cats. Very sweet.

Arkansas Patti said...

I agree with Lynilu. Some meds just don't mix. Do go to the doctor and get some relief.
We got our first snow today and I am thrilled to pieces. My cats too seem to haunt the windows when it is cold. The bird feeders keep them amused.

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

Hope you feel better soon. I can sympathize as I have the same issues. We have flare-ups from time to time for no reason. Cats appear well fed and content. They love a window seat, don't they?
Love the photos.

J_on_tour@jayzspaze said...

Nice to be on the inside looking out to enjoy the snow, then we'll go and explore to see it that soup is ready or not !!

KathyA said...

I love the photo of M & M staring longingly out the window!!

Sorry about your pain. The frequent low pressure systems could be affecting you. Have you tried acupuncture? I've had some great results with it.

We're expecting snow this afternoon. We'll see...

Snippety Gibbet said...

You all are sure getting the snow this year. We got slightly more than a dusting last night, but nothing that will let me miss a full day of school.

Oh what it must feel like to work for just pocket money. Ahhhhhhh....such a dream! jan

CountryDew said...

I am sorry to hear you're suffering from so much pain. I hope you are able to find relief.

NitWit1 said...

The cats seem very content to watch it snow; obviously they have no arthritis and full stomachs.

I have arthritis but not that bad. However as a retired pharmacist, what you take is between you and your physician.

I have been told by a doctor who saw me for 3 minutes I was taking too much medicine, but no advice.

I am currently hunting another physician and very soon. I agree to a degree with him, but expect advice as to what.

May the weather change to your arthritis liking.

Brit Gal Sarah said...

We has a similar amount of snow Monday but it's the frigid temps affecting us most too. None of my 'girls' have showed the slightest interest in going out either, they see the snow and give up lol! Glad your hubby is enjoying his new pt job.

Sweetflutterbys3 said...

We've had more snow than they originally predicted this week and it's been an up and down with school cancellations. But the snow is so pretty, at least until you have to shovel it!

I hope you are feeling better soon.

Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

Have you tried natural supplements like MSM and glucosamine? That's what we give to the horses. Also, the arthritic ones need to exercise because getting them moving helps. Maybe you're feeling worse because you've been stuck in the house with all this bad weather?

That's exactly what we had to go out and get too--cat food!

Lydia K said...

Sorry about the arthritis! I'm with Lynilu about taking too much stuff. Be careful! You don't want to kill your kidneys.
I hope you find some relief soon.
Take care!