Monday, March 1, 2010

" A Lamb of A Day"

I know, I know, stay off the PC woman! But..........
While checking my e-mail this morning I was treated to a beautiful March 1st sky by Mother Nature! I just had to share! Not a leaf is moving, the weather man took the snow chance tomorrow OUT of the forecast, it looks to be a beautiful day! In like a lamb, out like a lion!



















Last night I took this of the moon reflecting on the pond..................






Thank you for all the advice about my back problem! I should have explained that I have 3 herniated disc from a car accident in 2001. I have thus far avoided surgery because I'm afraid it will make it worse. I had an MRI 6 months ago which showed NO nerve compression even though my back constantly stung and burned. I'm told by the Orthopedic Surgeon that an MRI doesn't always show nerve damage. So now I'll get the contrast myelogram which he says WILL detect it. In the meantime I'm to take it easy! That my friends is harder for me than putting up with the pain! I'll be around..................





22 comments:

Arkansas Patti said...

I am so glad you broke silence for those lovely pictures. Loved the moon shot.
I do hope you get relief. I have one herniated disk and when it first happened, there was tremendous burning in my leg. I am so sorry. Sure does sound like nerve problems.
Hope you can find non surgical relief. Keep us posted if only a sentence or two.
Be well.

NitWit1 said...

Although the lawn windmill is slowly turning, at the moment it looks like a Lamb day here in northern Arkansas.

I hope the back eases a tad. I have some herniated disks in the lower back due to plain old aging and arthritis--also some in the neck. So far traction relieves the neck., maybe the lower too. All the traction does is separate the compressions, hopefully.

I_am_Tulsa said...

Holy skies!!!! I have had a hernia for 15 years and know a bit about the pain so am doubly grateful for this beautiful post!
Take it easy...you are in my prayers!

Vicki Lane said...

YOU are incorrigible! But those are, indeed, beautiful pictures.

KB said...

Thanks for sharing those gorgeous photos!

Take care of yourself - we're all thinking of you. When is the myelogram?

Kat said...

Wow, what a beautiful sunrise! And I love that moon photo. The moon here has been a fantastic view the past two nights. My camera is not good for moon shots. We are predicted to get some snow. Last year our March came in like a lion, looks the same for us again this year.

Nezzy said...

Breathtaking shots sweetie. Stinkin' back pain. I'll add you to my prayer list that God will touch you in a mighty way. I sooo hear ya on the rest stuff, I sure don't sit still well. Take care and keep us updated.

May God bless your 'lamb' of a day!!!

Becca's Dirt said...

Beautiful sky photos. Love the reds and the purples mixing.

Sorry to hear you aren't well right now. Back problems can just about immobilize us sometime. I hope you can get some relief other than surgery.

Patience-please said...

Beautiful amazing photos. Thank you for sharing them with us!

As an RN who has worked on ortho/neuro floors, may I give some un-asked-for advice?

AVOID BACK SURGERY AT ALL COSTS!!!!

Get thee to a talented physical therapist/massage therapist/pilates/yoga instructor.

There. My conscience would not rest without sharing that.

Thea said...

What a wonderful view for you to wake up to, you're very lucky. I hope you find relief without the back surgery!

Callie said...

Beautiful photos!
Hope you are feeling much better.
Be sure to take that rest time!

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Incredible photos ! I could just melt into those first two.
I hope they can figure out your hand problem before it gets much further along. I wasn't given a choice about having the surgery, they just said OK if you don't you will lose the use of your hand....
I don't think there is any other fix.
Keep us posted, or get the hubby to type for you :)

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Gorgeous pictures!

Please take care...and we'll hope for a successful resolution for your disk.

Elizabeth

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great pictures, Carol.... Love the beautiful skies!!!! We had some like that in Arkansas last week.

I'm so sorry about your back problem. I assume that it is nerve damage causing the other problems. I know it's scary to have back surgery (for fear that it may get worse)--but you'll have to decide how you want to live the rest of your life. I'm not sure I could stand the pain.

Good Luck --and Lots of PRAYERS.
Hugs,
Betsy

Cynthia Pittmann said...

I hope the back problem isn't too stressful, Carol. (The photo images won't load this morning.) I hope you feel better soon. xx

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your lingering back troubles, Carol. It does help to stay off the keyboard, but hard to do, I know. My computer can actually respond to voice commands, but I've never tried it. I get that burning and stinging too, but I've never had it checked out. I know that it goes away if I stay off the computer, or just work in short bursts...so that is my preferred medicine. Like you, I do not want surgery.
Relax and enjoy watching spring arrive, Carol. We'll still be here.
Catherine

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Beautiful photos. I would have posted also. Love the moon shot.

Glynis said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely pics, now go and rest! :)

lakeviewer said...

Oh, the chickens are going to love running around.

xinex said...

Amazing pictures! Take care, Carol!..Christine

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Oh Carol I'm so sorry to hear that you are having back problems. I can really sympathize. Hope the tests can pin point the problem and that you get relief!

Beautiful sunrise and moon rise! You always get such beautiful shots!

Take care and feel better!
♥ Pat

Deb Shucka said...

What amazing colors - a gift for you for sure, and I'm so glad you shared with us. Sending you prayers for a speedy and simple recovery.