Friday, October 17, 2008

Not As Planned Plus a Delicious Recipe.

October 17 - You are a three-fold being. You consist of body, mind, and spirit. You could also call these the physical, the nonphysical and the metaphysical. This is the Holy Trinity, and it has been called by many names. Meditations from Conversations with God, Book 1 p73.
Today did not start as planned. Last night my arthritis flared unlike it never has and I was in so much pain from
my neck, mid-back, hips, knee joints and down to the tips of piggly wigglys. I usually take 4 Aleve when I go to bed. By 5 AM I was still awake from the pain so I took 4 more and rubbed the knees with Joinritis. I turned off my alarm clock to get up at 8:30 to go to my Friday Meetings. Soon I was in the arms of Morpheus - slept well until a little after 1 PM. I still hurt some, but not the throbbing numbing pain I had earlier. The relief was most welcome. I live with constant pain, sometimes worse than others but not more than I can generally take, but I have learned to accept it and have made the adjustments to cope. I usually take 800 mg of Aleve in the AM and again at bedtime. Sometimes I have to work in another two my mid-day, but usually not. My doctor has told me I can take up to 800 mg three times a day, but I don't unless I just need to do so. And last night I needed it. I am so fortunate that I can find relief. I know a lot of people don't and are just miserable the whole day through. But God has been kind to me, and I love that. He brought me my sobriety and I'm sure if I had not taken the Gift that Mr. Ritus would be even more painful. Thank you, God.

Tonight I had a delicious dinner. I got 1/2 pound at the H E B Market in the Woodlands. It is very much like the Central Market in Upper Kirby. The 1/2 half pound of medium cooked, deveined shrimp cost me $3.23.(about 40 shrimp) I also got some green onions. I was going to fix what I call Shrimp Salsalito, its an easy recipe but I had four avocados from Sundays trip to Costco. And I decided to make a shrimp salad:

  • 14 medium cooked shrimp cut in half
  • 1 large avocado - small diced
  • 1 medium tomato - diced
  • 1 green onion - slice and diced
  • three small dashes of Rasberry Walnut Vinegrette

Mix ingredients and voila - a delicious main dish for one. Very satisfying.


Tonight I am grateful for:

God, my Higher Power

My Sobriety

Mamie, my schnauzer

My sponsor

Relief of my pain

My blogger friends.

Your comments.


Y'all be pretty now, ya heah.


Akannie said...

Oh man...that dinner sounds wonderful. I love all the ingredients!
Hope your joints are feeling better, I know the feeling. 800 mg is a lot of naproxen...I have to be careful about how much I take or it eats me up. But I did just take 440 mg before bed....

Better days tomorrow!

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Glad that you are feeling better... And that recipe looks terrific!

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Patty said...

Glad you are feeling better and were able to get some rest. My miracle drug is advil, never lets me down! Glad the aleve fianlly did it's thing.

Scott W said...

All but the tomatoes.
Never the tomatoes.


I have compassion for anyone who suffers with arthritis. We all have whatever "cross to bear". God bless you as you deal with yours.

Wow, your salad sounds great.

What about your recipe for Shrimp Salsalito???

Trailboss said...

That sounds yummy! I am glad you have found relief.

J-Online said...

I hope you are feeling better. Your recipe sounds delicious. I'm hungry now! Hugs, Jenn

AlkySeltzer said...

Fellow "art" guy...but mine is not nearly so bad as you describe. I am blest with high pain tolerance, but still take an Alleve every night. One!

It does not seem to live up to its name, that is "Alleviate".