Thursday, August 4, 2016

Entrance To A Country Estate & Hip Pain Diagnosed ~ Good Fences No. 14




Country elegance down the mountain in Hart Flat, California.




Joining Tex for 
Good Fences



And my hip diagnosis is arthritis of moderate severity, so that's good. I needed to know what was wrong. Best of all, the pain is gone for now. Recommendation: If pain returns, try treating with anti-inflammatory meds. If severe pain persists, see hip doctor.  Not sure I can take anti-inflammatory meds because of my diabetes and risk for kidney problems, but I don't have to be concerned about that right now. So all is good with the hip. 

Lower back MRI revealed two healed compression fractures and narrowing of the spine and bulge on L4 and L5. Recommendation: Stretching exercies and return to this doctor if I get a back ache. So out comes the yoga mat, again.....

Things are looking good for my age, said the doctor after I asked. 

So well worth the trip to Bakersfield, baking in 102 degrees heat with a bad air alert for sensitive groups. Mary drove us in her car, which is much more comfortable than the Jeep. I don't see how she can sit so patiently and wait for hours, reading magazines, books, or crocheting. Her company and friendship is a huge gift to me, that's for sure.





33 comments:

  1. Hi Inger - good news all round by the sound of it - so glad you know what the various pains are ... and can at least do your best to treat them yourself at home. Absolutely wonderful to have 'your' Mary with you - to help out ... just must make so much difference and bring relief to your life ... and that's great she drives too.

    Cod Liver Oil for the arthriticcy hip?

    It's not 102 deg here - I'm glad to say ... but we've had some warm weather ... for us - 75 deg ...and at the moment is fairly windy - so cooling breeze -but due to be 'hot' tomorrow ... take care and all the best - cheers Hilary

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    1. I grew up on cod liver oil for all kinds of ailments. May try it.

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  2. I've never see such a sight - so many mail boxes. Nice gate - very exquisite. I take glucosamine with MSM for my joints. It sure made a difference in one of my cats. My doctors recommended deep water aerobics which has strengthened my back and is not stressful on the joints.

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  3. Hi Ruth, thanks for the recommendation. I used to know about glucosamine, but had forgotten about it. I gave it to some of my old dogs in the past. I will definitely order some asap.

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  4. I love the gate and the stone fence and most of all the wild bucking horse and rider.. beautiful. i also like the name Hart Flat... your diagnosis is pretty close to what mine was, and i can tell you the stretching and the pool excercises have helped a lot.. i still have bad days, but most are good... glad yours is feeling better

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  5. Glad you got solutions for your problems! Love your header picture, by the way!

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  6. You are blessed to have such a sweet and helping friend. I love that sculpture of the horse and rider. For joint issues I take glucosamine chondroitin. Did you ask your doctor about that? You can NOT take it if you are allergic to shell fish.

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    1. No allergies so I will order some. I forgot all about it, as I used it years ago for an old dog of mine.

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  7. Hello, great news on your health report. I love the entrance, sculpture and fence shot. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

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  8. What a gorgeous entrance to that ranch! And I'm glad you found out the cause of some of your problems. Hugs!

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  9. Hello Inger! What a great header photo of all the mail boxes! As is the stone entrance and the statue!
    Good to hear the pain is treatable and good for the time being.
    Best wishes.

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  10. Love that entrance.

    So not something you can't live with for now...that is good.

    Dad spent a lot of his younger years in Bakersville being a cowboy and other things before World War II.

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  11. she is an angel. truly a gift from heaven - maybe your husband asked for her. :)

    love the entrance.

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  12. Good to hear that you are not too concerned about your back and hip pain. I hope, though, that when things flare again that they will have so,ethic to give you relief. I have found exercise does help with back pain.

    What a wonderful friend you have in Mary!

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  13. Friends collect, wait, drive, and that is true friendship. Good news for your hips, your back, hope it stays as good as it can. What a grand entrance gateway and statue.

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  14. Mary seems to be a super friend for you.
    Sounds like it's manageable for you - for now.
    Arthritis is not exactly a picnic.
    Lovely gateway!

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  15. Glad to hear that all seems as well as it can be. Also glad to hear that you have such a great friend in Mary.

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  16. Like so many others, I love that country estate entrance. I wonder how it feels to live upon such a ranch? Positive news about your hip and spine -- though hip and back pain is the pits! Mary -- such a good friend!

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  17. Sounds like, for the most part, the news was good. I am glad you have such a good friend as Mary!

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  18. Good news & a wonderful friend!!

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  19. Glad the news was something that you can deal with. : )
    How nice of Mary to drive you there. A good friend. : )

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  20. It helps to have a diagnosis. I'm glad you have such a good friend. I rarely have a problem with waiting. I carry a book in my messenger bag. Give me a spot to read and I'm fine.

    Love,
    Janie

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  21. I'm glad that you have an answer. And friends like that are a treasure indeed.

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  22. Always good to find out what is causing pain. Hope the treatments work out. - That's a really grand looking entrance. I like the rider on the horse on the fence pillar.

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  23. Such great news from your doctor! Good friends are a true gift; I'm glad Mary is such a good one for you. Thanks for your comments on my blog. I will definitely share more pictures of Charlie. He's so loved by our family and bringing us so much joy. Take care! ~Jeff

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  24. Good news on your hip and glad that and your back aren't bothering you right now.

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  25. Glad it is only arthritis you hae in your hi. Loe the stone fence

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  26. Not much comparison between that guys gate and mine. I built mine myself out of steel bars. I only have a little gargoyle instead of a Remingtonesque stature. :-(

    Glad you are doing ok health wise. I have arthritis too, which has significantly slowed down my shooting these days. The recoil beats me up too bad, especially my wrists.

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  27. Great news that your pains are mostly easily fixable. Even better that right now, all is good. I found hot soaks really helps my arthritic hip and back. No side effects.
    Those unsung hero friends that sit and wait are priceless. They make everything easier and less scary.

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  28. Good morning Inger!
    I am so glad with the great news about your pain. It is so good what the doctor said and that you can deal with it!
    Mary is really a lovely and good friend! Sending my hugs to her!

    Very beautiful the country entrance. Looks a great farm.
    Wishing you a nice weekend.
    Lots of hugs.

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  29. Arthritis does seem to come with aging, from moderate to severe. Glad yours is moderate, and that you have such a good friend in Mary.

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    1. p.s. I love your header photo...all those mailboxes in a row. It takes me back to a time in Connecticut...mailboxes...a long time ago.

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Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger

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