Thursday, June 11, 2020
On the health front, perseverance has perhaps been at least partially rewarded. My nerve pain evaluation by a neurosurgeon went on hold with the onset of the phantom menace and it was looking grim for a couple of months. However, it's beginning to look like things are moving again.
I did have to visit the emergency department on Monday because the pain had spiked to pretty much unmanageable levels. A big shot of steroids and another of a long-acting NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory) brought the pain down nicely, and some pushy investigation on the part of the ER crew figured out how to break up the logjam which was holding back approval for to see a neurosurgeon.
As of this moment I'm scheduled for a fresh MRI and x-rays Tuesday, a pain management consultation on the 29th, and the new images and follow-up new neurosurgery consult are projected to be the magic logjam eraser.
We'll see how it goes, but it looks like progress from this seat.
On the ranching front, I had a couple of forced days off but I'm going to get back to it today.
On the annual climate and cattle front, things are progressing nicely as they always do. Which is different than progressing exactly as I'd like. Stepping back and thinking about what would happen if I were truly in charge I can clearly see that it's better that nature actually be in charge. She knows what she's doing. I just think I know.
Couple of snapshot videos...
Be well and embrace the blessings of liberty.