Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tonight: An MRI & A Guest Blogger Entry

Usually we only post Kerry (our guest blogger) twice a month, and never within the same week, but she had a request from a mutual follower/friend, and being we don't feel like writing much tonight because of an impending fasting (only for four hours though, but still) this evening for an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) appointment...we'd rather just enjoy "the weather" (Twitter, with out window open next to the table...and wine, until the fast begins...).
An MRI machine, in case you don't know what they look like.

What's our MRI appointment for? Well, some might have read the story of our car accident: http://just-call-me-frank.blogspot.com/2011/03/collision-other-girls-terrible-car.html

If not, just to make it easier, so you don't have to read the why, the following is what wrong with our back/spine:
We have "[...], arthritis, annular tears in our spine, spurring, posterior protrusions, disk degeneration and desiccation, end-plate deformities, and mild spinal depressions - this directly from the box of medical records stowed in our closet that we pulled out this evening, just to be sure we use the right terms." (taken directly from the story of our car accident).

In short, it's degenerative, and it's been 7 years come this December since the accident, and about 4 years since our last MRI, it's getting worse as we get older (pain, immobility; we've written about it in this blog a bit this year), and before we leave the place where we live we want to take advantage getting of an update (free) MRI...for when our medical files transfer.

Anyway, that's what the MRI is for...now, on to our beautiful friend Kerry's entry. She's written about S.A.D. (Seasonal Affective Disorder). The Mother (our mother) suffers from it, as do a huge portion of people (hello, Seattle Washington and the Pacific Northwest of Canada and the United States...just to start).

At least one among us probably experiences it, but with depression, social anxiety, and everything else that is "wrong" with us, minute to minute, day to day, week to week...it's just easier to say, if you suffer from S.A.D...we can relate; and we hope you have ways to pull through...

Kerry writes about what it is, and how to cope with it. She's witty and insightful, and straight up...so read her blog post, which follows this one, and here is the link: http://just-call-me-frank.blogspot.com/2011/09/our-guest-blogger-writes-about-sad.html

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