Down and Out for the Count


Due to stomach, digestion problems and a continuous back ache I have not been able to produce content for my blog recently.  I’ve had these aches and pains for years but lately it has started to get worse. As always back and forth to doctors trying various remedies that provide little or no relief. I have no idea whether my illness is a sign getting older or stress or maybe a combination of the two. Unfortunately I still must work. Need that job in order to pay the bills and keep a roof over my head. If I was a rich woman I’d take a 6 month sabbatical to Caribbean Health Spa to get the rest and relaxation I truly need but as a poor working class woman that’s not possible so I endure.

As a writer I’m still jotting down ideas in my notebook but alas none will get to the computer or this blog any time soon. Also being in constant pain prevents me from reading all your blogs as much as I would like. I will get to all your blog posts in time but it may take a couple of months before I can really catch up.

Thanks for your patience and understanding.

27 thoughts on “Down and Out for the Count

      1. I’m much older than you. Probably you could be my daughter. That photo I use is from college! And arthritis is nothing to laugh at. When winter comes the pain will be worse and my joints will be frozen solid. I can no longer do the things I did when I was in my 20s, 30s, & 40s. Very discouraging.

  1. Deborah, so sorry to read this. I hope someone can figure out what is wrong and get you better soon. Yeah, if I was a rich woman, I’d be taking that sabbatical with you….and probably never come back! Take care, my friend.

    1. Thanks. I’m going to waste more money on doctors tomorrow. Pills offer only temporary relief that is if they work. After dealing with the medical profession for many years I’ve lost confidence in them. I’m just a guinea pig they experiment on.

      1. I understand completely. I always feel like going to the doctor is a complete waste of time and money. I refuse most of the pills they try to push on me. Guess that’s why it’s called “practicing” medicine. Although I do have some friends who, when the doctor gets it right, they really get it right! Perhaps there is hope! Good luck and take care.

  2. For your starting arthritis :
    -2 cups of water, 1/2 teaspoon ground Ginger, 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric, Honey to taste
    Bring 2 cups of water to a boil, and add ½ teaspoon each ground ginger and ground turmeric. Reduce to a simmer and let it be for 10-15 minutes. Strain, add honey to taste, and enjoy twice daily. This yields 2 servings.

    You can also make it a habit to drink a glass of water with turmeric (one teaspoon) every day.

      1. Try it for at least a fortnight as the relief won’t be immediate. It is not a miracle potion, just the regular Healing effect of turmeric 🙂

  3. Hi DeBorah, I hope this finds you feeling better. Though it’s late, I had to leave a note when I stumbled across this old post, because I sooo feel you about the back pain. Stress can do such horrid things to our poor bodies. Sending you sunshine super hugs. 🙂

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