|Iris from my garden|
The good news came today, howver, that my markers dropped again. So, the pain, which is rather nasty, is due to a re-fracture from the damaged area, pain associated with Abraxane, or pain from the 2009 fracture from all the lifting, pounding, digging, etc. I've been doing.
I was really frightened. How was I going to be able to continue to live in a 2 story house? Does this mean that the rest of my life, however long that may be, I would continue to have pain?
Sometimes the Tramadol worked, sometimes it didn't.
In the meantime, I am going to hire someone to help me spread mulch, the only way I'll be able to keep on top of my garden this summer. One of my neighbors told me that I would have to cut back. I've been thinking that and I've been giving away plants, but there is a limit to some of the areas that I am willing to cut out. I don't want to loose a lot of the shrubs I have and while I can, and am, reducing the size of some of the beds, others I don't want to. Mulching and using Preen, a synthetic corn gluten which inhibits seeds from sprouting helps. The areas in my garden where I used it last year and mulched were far easier to get into shape this spring.
And...of course, I hope I don't have to do this next year. In the meantime, I'm going to concentrate on the falling markers...........