Thursday, July 19, 2012

Offline Notice

Thanks all who've been by lately despite knowing I might not be able to return your visits--I greatly appreciate it. I'm afraid I'm in for a more serious than usual time with my back. I reinjured it yesterday and all movement is painful. I am following doctor's orders and staying flat on my back till things improve.

So, I will not be posting anything or joining any prompts for awhile. These episodes usually take about two weeks to wear off and return to normal, so see everyone then.

Wish I could leave you a poem but my brain is out of order as well on the required meds, so I'll leave you a picture from my garden.

Oriental Lily 'Casa Blanca'

31 comments:

  1. Better do as you're told :) Such a thoughtful message when you're so incapacitated. Look forward to catching up when you're throwing back-flips again Bx

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  2. Dear Joy--so so sorry to hear about your back. It sounds terribly painful. I (and I'm sure I really could say "we" here as you have many many fans) will keep you in my thoughts for a most rapid and full recovery.
    Take care, k.

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  3. I am so sorry about your back.....I tend to view these things as the perfect chance to read and watch movies.......I hope you can enjoy some of that while you are lying flat! Do take care, kiddo.

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  4. Oh take care Joy. So sorry to hear you're hurting: hope the drugs are good till you don't need 'em, and hope that's soon! Oh, and love your Mitt Romney quote!

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  5. Gorgeous photo.
    So sorry about your back. Praying for fast healing, and fantastic words to flow through your mind as you rest.

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  6. hugs...(lightly)...hope you feel beter soon hedge...rest up...relax and get better...

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  7. I told you not to try to throw Mittbot in front of that train. NOW look what you've done to yourself! But don't worry...I am sending you a nice book to read. It's called "Happy Poems With Unicorns In Them". I know you'll love it.

    Please take care of yourself and recover quickly. You are my BFF and things just aren't the same without you.

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  8. Thinking of you, Joy, laid up in this summer heat. I miss your voice here and on my blog too.

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  9. You poor thing. That is some of the worst pain. I hope you have heating pads, ice packs, and muscle rub at your disposal. Enjoy your medications, rest, and book-reading travels. I hope you feel better soon, Joy Ann.

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  10. May your pain subside quickly. We all look forward to the day you come "back". :) Until then visits to your archives will keep us content.

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  11. Dear Hedge, the lily guards your poetry garden while you recuperate, and I wish you relief from the stinging nettle that pierces your back. May it pass quickly, my friend.

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  12. Hope you feel better soon, Hedgewitch. Take care and rest well.

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  13. Be well, Joy. Don't be tempted to do too much too soon - just rest and let your body heal. I wish I could send you a huge bouquet, but I'm sure, like me, you prefer your flowers rooted in the ground.

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  14. Well, it's too hot for gardening anyway!

    Feel better soon, Hedge!

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  15. Thanks all. I deeply appreciate each and every comment made here--you are the best.

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  16. I'll walk on it for you--if that would help. (I can hear you screaming all the way over here!) Seriously, not the same without you, so get well soon.

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  17. Isn't it fun getting old?
    Get well soon Joy....:-)

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  18. So sorry to hear! Hope you are feeling better soon....xoxoxoxo

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  19. Heal well and hopefully, quickly. Abundant goddess blessings!

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  20. Sad to hear,Joy! Take the well deserved rest. It'll only be just for a while. Get well soon, Ma'am!

    Hank

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  21. I feel for you. Many wishes for a speedy recovery. Be well

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  22. Dear Joy, Really missing you. Hope you will recover soon. Take care. My dad got a magnetic mattress for sciatica. It seemed very strange, but he went from having to sit in a chair for a month, to not having much pain. Of course, he had other ailments to distract him. Take care (again.) k.

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  23. Thanks again everyone. This started with the sciatica, k, but then my whole back went out--it's a lower lumbar flare up of an old back injury I got many years ago that occasionally reoccurs, but I am slowly getting a bit better--it just takes time. I'm really getting tired of staring at the bedroom ceiling, though. ;-)

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    1. An old childhood trick for long sleepless nights--put a scene from a movie up on the ceiling and slowly rewrite it--I had ceiling tiles and was on top of a bunk bed, so I kept several frames going at once. I've never tried it on poems--but think placing them in specific locations helps memory--and this might be a brain game you can drift in and out of without added pain. Visualize your back healing! I will too.

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    2. Thanks Susan. That sounds like a neat way to deal with insomnia also.I find my brain is okay with generalities but not specifics atm, so I'm rereading my favorite fantasy and adventure stories. Just finished Lord of the Rings(for about the fifth time) and ready to start on either H Rider Haggard or Robert Louis Stevenson. :)

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  24. Doc has me on Gabapenton (Neurotonin) and seems to have helped my back for several years.
    At first I thought the incredible pain was a nerve pinch but the girl who does my massages tells me it was probably a muscle event.
    Either way, it was a 10 on the medical scale!

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  25. You have my empathy and apology for being out of the loop over the past few days. Sending healing energy and warmest wishes for a speedy recovery.

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  26. best wishes hedgewitch
    get well soon

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  27. Oh, Joy, I have been thinking about you. Just came by to see what's up and was so distressed to read you are down with pain and grogginess. I misssss you! Will be sending fully healthy recovery thoughts your way. ♥

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