Tuesday, October 18, 2016


It started on Saturday afternoon, not long before I knocked off for the day ... an aching in my left hip. Saturday is the first day of my work week.

After battling through Sunday, on Monday I endured the pain sweats, getting around in a t-shirt when the temp was about 10C in the rain, from 7.30am to 11am.

After that, I just could not take it any more ... took myself directly to the Chiro. Turns out my sacroiliac joint (which is between the left hip and sacrum) has frozen. Wikipedia can explain in more detail, if you're interested.

After an hour of being pummeled by the Chiro, she gave me some stretches to do, instructions on icing the area, and suggested that I not work any further this week.

And, she said, "Go for two or three approx 20 minute walks" before returning for another adjustment on Thursday afternoon.

Walk she said. I think she meant hobble.

I did it, but the pain is worse today, so I didn't venture further than one whole block - which is about 8 houses long and 2 deep.

We're in a traditional autumn weather pattern in our area now ... rain. It IS beautiful British Columbia, after all! I love the rain. It's not great to have to work in it, but I DID miss it when we lived in the Columbia Valley!

Anyway, rain doesn't bring great photo ops, so not many to share! Just this one of the low cloud being dragged through the evergreen forest ... with a painterly twist! Remember to click on the image to enlarge it.

I really do hope that I'll be able to work by Saturday ... no paid sick-leave here! Wish me luck in a quick recovery, and ...

Keep your weight in your heels!



  1. Tandy, please see a doctor as well..please..?
    Dickie xoxo

    1. Hi Uncle Dick! The chiro is a dr ... but I'll see how things are going later this week, and go to a medical dr if I think it's necessary. My second walk today was MUCH more comfortable, about 30% less painful, so I really believe that there's light at the end of the tunnel! Love to all over there, T.xx

  2. Pleased you are seeing a Chiro as this is what they specialize in. Great to hear you are already feeling better. xx

    1. Thanks, Katie! Fingers are crossed for a quick-release, so to speak! :D