I haven't written anything for a while because there isn't an awful lot happening that is reportable.

The ibandronate/Boniva has helped with the hip pain to a reasonable degree. The tumor in my spine is making itself felt, but I'm used to moderate back pain - it's not pleasant, but I can handle it. I still need a cane to get around, but I can walk half a block or so without knocking myself out for the day, and I can sleep for several hours at a stretch. This is a good thing.

We're taking advantage of my little spate of increased function by going on a very small vacation, which I am busily planning.

I'm also taking advantage of this reprieve by driving around and running errands. I know that doesn't sound like a lot of fun, and certainly it tires me a lot more than seems reasonable, but I'm enjoying myself. It's amazing what a little trip to the grocery store or library does for the soul when you haven't been able to do anything constructive for a long time.

We also got a used van, and are planning to get a wheelchair/scooter lift put in at some point, so that I can use it easily when the hips become non-functional again.

And I think that's all the news that's fit to print!


Delighted Hands said...

Glad you are making the most of this reprieve.

Roberta said...

Glad to hear from you...and that you are holding steady.

Any chance your short vacay is coming my way? I know the odds are low...but I have to ask.

I know how it goes....looks like my trip to New Orleans is canceled.

Have fun with your errands...and no running, be careful.

krex said...

Hope the vacation is before the weather turns as it looks to be holding steady (no blizzards in immediate forecast) . Glad your able to get out a bit as even my own reclusive self would hate never leaving the house and getting a bit of fresh air .

I would like to make you a computer bag or a bag for you new scouter when it arrives....have a color scheme in mind ?

Nancy K. said...

If your vacation is bringing you a little bit south of the Twin Cities, I know a sheep or two that would love to see you...


I'm glad to hear that you're getting out and about a bit. Enjoy that new van!


The Violet Hoarder said...

Likin' this news! Good days are precious. I know you'll use them to the full.

Nancy K. said...

So, have you gotten out for any road trips???

Miss you!