Everything is great!
After at least ten years of constant pain, I am nearly pain-free! A long and winding road led me to a physical therapist who is amazingly good at what she does.
She released years' worth of tension in my neck and shoulders and she taught me exercises to strengthen my upper back. She did something called craniosacral therapy; the online description sounds kind of New Age-y, but I can't deny its effectiveness.
So the past couple of months have been hectic, since I've been going to appointments. But I'm also seeing great improvement with respect to my depression. I hadn't realized that chronic pain could be so debilitating.
Anyway, I've been away from the blog because my schedule has been busy, but also because I've been feeling better. You see, for years I was unable to do a lot of things that I wanted to do. Now that I can, I am! Not all of those things are fun--I've been trying to catch up on housecleaning--but it's wonderful to be able to do them.
We hosted Thanksgiving for the first time in years.
I've learned to bake a mean apple crumb pie.
I've been cleaning house and actually having fun with my new vacuum cleaner.
I've been making greeting cards to keep on hand for whatever occasions arise.
So for the few of you who are still here, I didn't want you to think I'd vanished. Thanks for sticking around!
I'll be back online, but in case it's not in the next week or so ... Have a beautiful Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year!