Friday, September 1, 2017

The Betty Crocker of Fly Fishing

I wonder if you guys knew that all of us bloggers had a fantastic pastry chef in our blog community. I formed that opinion after I sampled some of The River Damsel’s fantastic cookies that arrived in the mail today. These are the chocolate chip variety big and thick that makes you want seconds, if fact I down two after lunch. She also packed in a great read featuring Henry Winkler’s book, “I’ve Never Met an Idiot on the River” which I will read while my back is on the mend. Emily’s thanks so much for the care package; this kind of generosity is why I enjoy blogging so much.
 I needed my spirits lifted today and Emily’s package helped with what I’ve been going through for the past two week; constant lower back pain in my right hip. I won’t bore all of you with the details but I’ve been seeing my MD, Chiropractor and Physical Therapist for the past two weeks and I’m still in pain daily. In fact I’ve never experienced pain like this before in my life. The only relief I can get from the pain is lying flat on my back, which I do quite a bit. No fishing for me or anything else until I get back on my feet, which according to the Therapist could be weeks.
Hope everyone has a great Labor Day!!

12 comments:

Howard Levett said...

Bill, I'm so sorry to hear about your back. As you already know, old age ain't for sissies. Emily's cookies are the best. Been a while since I had the pleasure of tasting one. Take care of yourself buddy.

Mark Kautz said...

I understand that it's a really good book. I haven't read it, but it's on my list. Emily's cookies are awesome. Rest that back. Us old guys sympathize with the aches and pains of being a Geezer. The fish will wait.

Brk Trt said...

Bill I'm sorry to hear of your back condition. That is one of the most painful areas of the body and one of the most areas to treat. It sounds as if you have a good team helping you.
Those cookies look good and the "Fonze" should put a smile on your face.
Take care.

Lester Kish said...

Sympathies regarding the old back Bill. Have you had an MRI?

THE RIVER DAMSEL said...

Oh good! I'm glad they came in two days. I hope your back feels better soon! Thanks for being a blog buddy. =)

Bill Trussell said...

Howard
True us older guys learn to deal with pain in a way in a different way---verses when we were younger. No fun for sure---thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Mark
Never had a clue "The Fonze" was a fly fishermen---I've got to get better soon, because I have another fishing trip planned in two weeks. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Alan
I've had back problems for years and this episode is the worst I've experienced, I guess the body is getting older and can't bounce back like it use to. thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Lester
My MD told me that an MRI wasn't needed because what was causing the pain was all the inflammation around the hip joint. I just got to remember I'm not 30 anymore. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Emily
Your package was the perfect medication for me yesterday many thanks; those cookies were as "Guy Fieri: would say they were "off the charts" ------thanks for the comment

Walt Franklin said...

Sorry to hear about your back, Bill. Give 'er some rest, and I hope you're on your fishing feet before too long!

Bill Trussell said...

Walt
I am getting some better but the pain is there especially in the morning, as the day progresses it gets some better. Thanks for the comment