As I mentioned early in the week, the daughter of a friend of ours, is getting married tomorrow. It's a lovely setting of a mansion house set upon many acres of farmland along the Susquehanna River. It's down a very wooded road and the long drive way is sort of hidden along a sharp bend in the road. It's easy to miss the drive way, so I thought of the idea of putting a sign (like I've seen on a few wedding sites) to show the way. The bride and her mom were excited! I went by my favorite antique shope early this morning before my 2nd shot this afternoon (more on that later) and asked Bob if he had a piece of wood I could use. ( I picked up a few goodies with my birthday money but that's another post!) I already had this piece of wood in mind, I was hoping he would let me have it! If you've never checked out the photos of Bob's shop, you simply MUST grab a cup of coffee or tea and have a look! The sign is cool because it's sort of white washed and it's actually a raised panel and the outside edge is more white in person like a painted frame of white. Bob didn't think that we'd be able to do it because the board is warped and WAS split. Oh he of little faith! A chuck of wood and some screws on the back and it's no longer split and we already have had it screwed on the wooden stake and it looked so pretty! Handy dandy husband has MUCH better handwriting than I do so he sketched out the arrow and letters and I was going to paint them. Then HE offered to paint them! YAY! ;-) I think it turned out so sweet and quaint! I'll take a shot of it tomorrow on the driveway at the wedding. I LOVE WEDDINGS!
If you are interested in the trials and tribulations of my spine, read on. :+)
Today I had my 2nd caudal epidural steroid injection. I don't think I explained what that is. My understanding is that the caudal area is the sacrum which is basically the flat area above your tailbone but before your lumbar. It's the lovely little area at the very top of the center of your butt checks. The use a 7 inch needle and inject an a topical anesthetic like lidocaine and then inject 15 cc's of a steroid. The hope is that this will reduce my pain (by reducing inflammation) and I can have a bit more aggressive physical therapy. If the shots work, then the hope is by the time they wear off, I'll be in less pain and able to do more. Which would be fabulous! I had several wonderful and dear (MISSY) friends praying for me today to have less pain during the procedure. Their prayers were answered and I was blessed with a better procedure than last week! The next one is in 2 weeks. Thank you all. I have such truly wonderful friends.
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