Well, my MRI results are in. Phone appointment with Dr R, who is increasingly used to my not physically going to the surgery (The surgery claims not to do phone appointments, but given that it’s that or a home visit they do them when needed) and seemed quite hopeful that it’s not too bad.

The butcher’s bill was three herniated dics in my L3, L4 and L5, nerve compression in the L5, and bit of arthritis. No surprise that it’s causing pain, but not bad enough to warrant surgery yet. As such, I’m being booked in for physio at the medical practice – Long waiting list, but it means not having to schlep over to CA every time, and no chance of running into the physio I dislike.

This does neatly and immediately explain why sitting upright or standing still is excruciating, and why being in water is the only real relief.

Unrelatedly, and in an unusual move, my left knee is dislocated. My patella is basicaly on the wrong side of the joint, and won’t go back. This isn’t normal, even for me.


15 thoughts on “Horses

  1. Yikes. “Not too bad”!!! It sounds pretty ouchie to me all the same. Presumably if you cannot sit or stand, lying down is OK?


    • It’s certainly better, though it’s not great for the knees/hips/shoulders.

      Time will tell, I suppose. The NHS site says that it should take about four weeks to recover from a slipped disc, with rest and gentle exercise, but I’m already as restful as I can be, and do exactly the exercise that’s reccommended.

  2. Meantime, I have images of you reclining on a chaise longue, this being the only way to get remotely comfortable….seriously, that’s pretty grotty. 😦

    • It’s grotty, but my chaise longue is upholstered in green velvet and covered in sheepskins for warmth, and my bed is a Gothic fantasy with black and gold satin bedding and three eiderdowns. So even though I’m basically confined to the two, I’m in an incredibly luxurious prison.

  3. I want a chaise longue, I had my eye on my late mother in laws til the wolfhound ate it. Definitely will be asking Santa for one

    • The whole thing? Aaargh. And check Ebay, some glorious ones keep coming up. I got mine from there for less than £100, and it’s solid mahogany and in really good condition.

    • I could so well envisage a couple of chilled out ferrets reclining elegantly on a chaise longue, possibly wrapped in a cosy slanket….

  4. nah, dog just ate a big chunk out of the top bit. Ferrets would indeed colonise it, like they already colonise everything!


    Contrary to what men believe, only God can forgive the sins that have been committed against Him. Joseph Smith nor Brigham Young can forgive sins. Catholic priests cannot forgive sins. Lutheran ministers cannot forgive sins. There are no men dead or alive who can forgive the sins that men commit against God.


    Isaiah 43:25 “I, even I, am the one who wipes out your transgressions for My own sake, And I will not remember your sins.


    Micah 7:18 Who is a God like You, who pardons iniquity…

    Only God pardons iniquity. Joseph Smith, Brigham Young, Catholic priests, nor Lutheran ministers have the authority to pardon iniquity.

    Daniel 9:98 To the Lord our God belong compassion and forgiveness, for we have rebelled against Him;

    Mankind has rebelled against God and He alone can grant forgiveness.


    Mark 2:6-11..the scribes…7…He is blaspheming; who can forgive sins but God alone? ….10 But so that you may know that the Son of Man has the authority on earth to forgive sins”—He said to the paralytic, 11 “I say to you, get up, pick up your pallet and go home.”

    The problem with scribes was they did not realize that Jesus was God in the flesh. Joesph Smith, Brigham Young, Catholic priests, Lutheran ministers, nor any other men, are or were, God in the flesh.


    Acts 8:18-22 ….20 But Peter said to him….22 Therefore repent of this wickedness of yours, and pray the Lord that, if possible, the intention of your heart may be forgiven you.

    The apostle Peter did not grant forgiveness to Simon, he told Simon to pray to God for forgiveness. Note, Simon was already a Christian.


    John 20:19-23 ….23 If you forgive the sins of any, their sins have been forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they have been retained.”

    Jesus was not giving Peter and the rest of the apostles the power to grant forgiveness of sins to men on an individual bases, Jesus was not ordaining them as priests with that power. Jesus was giving Peter and the apostles the authority to proclaim the terms for forgiveness of sins. Peter and the apostles did just that on the day of Pentecost. (Acts 2:22-41…36 Therefore let the house of Israel know for certain that God has made Him both Lord and Christ—this Jesus whom you crucified. 37…Peter and the rest of the apostles….38 Peter said to them , “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.)

    Peter and the apostles did not forgive sins on the Day of Pentecost nor on any subsequent day. They declare God’s terms for pardon.
    FAITH: John 3:16
    REPENTANCE: Acts 2:38
    CONFESSION: Romans 10:9-10
    WATER BAPTISM: Acts 2:38

    Christians are not asked to confess to Joesph Smith, Brigham Young, Catholic priests, Lutheran ministers, nor any other men, in order to have their sins against God forgiven!

    Christians are to confess their sins to God in order to receive forgiveness. (1 John 1:5-9 ….God is light… 9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from unrighteousness.)

    1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator also between men, the man Christ Jesus,

    The only priest standing between men and God is the high priest, Jesus Christ.

    NOTE: Confessing sins and asking God for forgiveness is only available to Christians. Non-Christians must have FAITH, REPENT, CONFESS JESUS AS LORD, BELIEVE IN HIS RESURRECTION AND BE BAPTIZED IN WATER IN ORDER TO THEIR SINS FORGIVEN.


    ( All Scripture quotes from: NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE)


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