Monday, February 22, 2010

Fresh Apple Juice.

Fourth day of feeling really crap with this stinking cold, all too easy to get very down as everything feels worse.

Right now my whole body aches and it feels all skewed like my spine has got twisted and one hip is higher than the other.

Have to call Richie and ask him to adjust my body so that I can sit better, my problem is that everything feels so uncomfortable, that a new pain hardly registers.

Well not right away and then it goes off like a fire alarm and my body suddenly registers and reacts to the new situation.

Then my reactions are all exaggerated as I feel it all very clearly.

Strange to have this delay in feeling things and yet at other times any change is noticed immediately.

It does not matter whether it is a change from cold to hot or the other way, whatever the change I won’t like it.

Initially it all feels nasty and cold when really the heating has been on for ages and it is roasting hot and Richie is dissolving in the heat and I feel very cold.

Strange how the signals from nerves have all become scrambled and nothing is how it feels, very odd.

Sometimes I get these horrible feelings of pain that don’t actually exist, just distorted messages that my nerves are sending each other.

Wish I could send a message back’’ get out of my body now’’

If only it were mind over matter then we would all be cured.

If only.

Back in the real world it is a grey rainy and thoroughly unpleasant day outdoors, Richie and the dogs looked happy to be back home just now.

The fresh apple juice and the paracetamol and THC did me good just now, feel tiny bit less stressed than 30 minutes ago.

Also had a nice lunch of fried potatoes and cauliflower cheese (last nights dinner) which has given me quite a boost.


Rain said...

So sorry you are feeling such pain Herrad, not sure what to say...I'm glad you got rejuvenated with the fruits and veggies though. I have a juicer actually, we talked about that ages ago, but it's been hiding away in a box, and I'd totally forgotten about it! I'm going to pull it out because I still have half a bag of oranges sitting in the fridge, and I'm sure they are on the I'll have some fresh orange juice today! :)
Take care.

Herrad said...

Hi Rain,
Thanks for visiting and leaving youyr supportive comment.
Much appreciuated
Hope your orange juice is good, Richie gets cheap apples that are not so nice to eat but excellent juice.
Keep warm.
Hope it is a good day today for you.

Kris said...

Hi Herrad!

I hope that you have a lovely day! I am sorry to hear that you were/are feeling icky. I agree with RAIN's post about the juicer. It will reall help you feel fab. ;o)


S.S-O said...

i know this will sound cliche...but, "Keep ur head up! and keep smiling!"

Herrad said...

Hi Kris,
Lovely to see your comment, thanks for coming by.
The juicer has opened up a world of wonderful fresh juice.

Hi Stacey,
Thanks for your visit and comment.
Trying to keep my head up.

Thanks both of you for coming by, good to see your comments.
Have a god day
Keep warm.

Stephany said...

Good Evening Herrad!

The cauliflower cheese sounds really good, so does the fresh juice. I wish you could tell the MS to get out too!

Keep up the good fight brave Herrad.


Herrad said...

Hi Stephany,
The cauli cheese and fried potatoes were very good.
And the fruit juice is brilliant.
Thanks for your visit and supportive comment.
Keep warm.

Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

I am so sorry about the pain Herrad - it is just awful when you can't get comfortable. I'm going through my own bit after my sinus surgery...absolutely horrid. The doc tweaked a nerve during the surgery - so bits of my lips and cheek feel very odd and my sinus cavities are just a mess. I smiled, though - at your comment of "Just go away - just get out!" You are right - if only it was as easy as mind over matter! :)

I really hope that you start feeling better asap...your fried potatoes sound wonderful...I'm a fan of the roasted red potatoes with a little bit of ketchup... yum! The weather here in CA isn't much improved - gray skies and wind. love and hugs your way... :)

Herrad said...

Hi Marit,
Thanks for coming by, your sinus op sounds horrible hope you are feeling better now.
The cauli cheese and fried potatoes were very good.
And the apple juice is brilliant.
Thanks for your visit and supportive comment.
Keep warm.
Big hug.

steve said...

Hi Herrad - Crossed wires. Phantom feelings. Pain. It's enough to drive a person mad.

I took a day trip up to Dallas yesterday on my motorcycle. It was 70 degrees (21 C) and sunny when I started out, and by the time I reached Dallas, it was 45 (7 C) degrees and misting. The cold followed me all the way home. Had to stop at a bar for a Jameson just to warm up.

Nancy said...

I'm so sorry you are in such pain, Herrad. So glad you can get some relief from the THC and paracetamol. (And the cauliflower and fried potatoes.)

Anonymous said...

Dear Herrad, hope that you are feeling better. Just wanted to thank you for providing wonderful memories with the title of your entry, as it has been years since last I saw an apple tree.
Please have you two a nice Tuesday.

Webster said...

We have the ingredients for cauliflower cheese pie with potato crust, but I went to PT today and now DH is too tired to even think about making some.

Hope you feel better soon. I had orange juice today. Too bad we don't have a juicer.

Anonymous said...

Hi Herrad:

So sorry to read about your cold. I use Zicam to help move it out of my body in quick time. A cold lasts about 3 to 4 days using it. I wonder if you can get it where you live. I use it with a Qtip, insert a little in each nostril 3 times a day. Works like a charm.

We are still buried under mountains of snow here in Pennsylvania - 2 snowstorms that dumped nearly 4 feet of snow in two weeks and another storm is due here on Thursday - no telling yet how much snow.

Although summer is not my best month, I really can't wait for this weather to pass and warmer weather to get here. When it does, I'll be wishing for cooler air. Catch 22

I hope you feel better soon. Always a pleasure to see your photos on your posts.


Herrad said...

Hi Steve,
Thanks for coming by, lovely to see your comment.
Shame you can´t come by here would love to see you but its not just a bike ride up the road.
Hope the Jameson's warmed you up a bit.
You are right about the jangled nerves and phantom feelings and the feelings of pain drive making one go nuts.

Hi Nancy,
Lovely to see your comment, thanks for coming by.
Have been needing thc and mandarins and lots of apple juice helped today.

Hi Robert,
Thanks for your visit and your concerned comment.
Today I am abit better than yesterday but still feel pretty crap.
Hope everyday a little bit better and I hope by next week I shall be 100% better.

Hi Webster,
Thanks for coming by and leaving your comment.
I would recommend you keep your eyes open for a juicer.
They are brilliant machines.
Love orange juice it is the best, my favourite is orange and banana shake that seems to make me feel better.

Hi Anne,
Thanks for coming by, it is always special to see your comment.
I have never heard of Zicam is it something with eucalyptus in it to open up the airways.
4 feet of snow and more expected sounds brutal ouch hope it stops soon and what is there melts very quickly

Thanks everyone for coming by really nice to see your comments.
If that could help me get better it would have done the trick by now.
Hope Tuesday ahs been good and tomorrow is pleasant.
Keep warm.