Having a brief repsite from pain midweek, was such a relief, as I awaited the results of the MRI. Not sure if it is a psychological response or not, but as soon as I found out that I have serious lumbar disc degeneration with impingement on my sciatic nerve, I was right back in the pain all day Friday. That really brought my spirits crashing down, complete with tears of grief for Dad and what the future will bring if I cannot walk. Yup, I went right to the worst possible outcome and then some. I am so good at that.
My daughter-in-law had invited LM and me to join her to see Julie and Julia last night, so as I drove toward LM's house to meet him, I had to give myself a stern talking to in order to stop the tears, etc. "You are in control of your mood, happiness, blah, blah, blah." It worked, and we all had a lot of fun. We LOVED the movie. Meryl Streep was just perfect as Julia Child. A highlight of the movie for me were the period sets, and also the wardrobe for Amy Adams who played Julie Powell. Her clothes were obviously vintage and in each scene she wore interesting old pins. When Julia's book came out all those years ago, my mother, already an accomplished and incredible cook, began cooking many of the French recipes, and I can still remember us all sitting around watching Julia on PBS. The laughter echoed in my ears as I watched the movie. Also, Mum acquired a lot of the same cookware which Julia is shown using in this movie. Really wonderful!! The blogging aspect of the movie was great, too. A truly enjoyable evening, shared with two people I dearly love.
Today finds me in better spirits, althought the pain lurks. The next step in the process is to be seen at the Spinal Pain Institute on August 25th. Long wait with constant lectures to myself to take this one minute at a time.
Meanwhile.....it is a gloriously beautiful summer day and I am going over to LM's.
In Ms G news.....when I arrived at LM's last night, badly in need of some kitty love, she took one look at me and bolted upstairs to her lair. No sign of her when we returned. As I was driving home, per usual, LM called to tell me her royal highness was happily ensconsed on his lap, curled up and purring. Maybe today......happy weekend.