The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
-Psalm 19:1

Do you know that God controls the clouds and makes his lightning flash?
-Job 37:15

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Well, when those tropics wake up, they really come to life. We currently are watching 4 areas, two of which are tropical depressions. The most impressive looking one is in the Caribbean, Tropical Depression 15. That one has not got its convection wrapped around the center, but it does have an impressive burst of convection east of its rotation center. The next most impressive has a high probability of development, if it stays over water. It is located in the western Caribbean near Honduras and Nicaragua. If it does stay over water, it will most likely be classified soon as a tropical depression. Another area, near sad looking Tropical Depression Nana is another area of somewhat organized convection, which is also east side heavy; however, the environment does not favor significant development.

As for me, I'm feeling a little baaaaaaaad. lol. I had my back procedure yesterday. I had been going to "pain and torture" appointments earlier in the year, changed over to chiropractic care when that wasn't working, and he suggested pain management to work with him and help progress to be made. Yesterday, I had a cervical epidural injection of cortisone and anti-inflammatory medicine to help with the pain resulting from a cervical spine with degenerative disc disorder, bone spurs and a backwards curvature. Unfortunately, much of the time, my C1 is pressing on the base of my skull. Fortunately, I have a team of medical professionals working diligently to correct the problem. Besides the bruising on my left hand resulting from the blown first IV run and a super low blood pressure (90/31... yikes) in recovery, yesterday went off without incident. My wonderful gtb shared some lovely before and after video with me captured on his phone to demonstrate the effects of sedation. I am in significant pain today, I guess as gtb suggested, while things shift around in my body as my swelling goes down. Because of anesthesia used, I was told not to drive for 24 hours, and am staying home today to recover. I appreciate your thoughts and prayers yesterday. The idea of someone injecting into the area around my spinal cord was unnerving. After hearing possible outcomes including paralysis, coma and death... my nerves were a little edgy. I am resting up today, after gtb took excellent care of me last night.That's it for me today... time to drift off into slumber...



  1. Good to hear things went well yesterday. Take it slow and don't over do it. Let yourself be waited on by Honey Dew. :O)

  2. Thanks, JJ. I think I will leave it to Honey Dew. :O)

  3. Interesting..You are sedated and we have beautiful weather. Could the Dewvoid increase with slumber or sedation? We have already proved that distance does play a factor..;-) Get better and relaxation for a wee bit..

  4. Glad it went so very well yesterday. Hope you have a full and speedy recovery - and are pain free!

  5. Glad things went well. Missed ya! :o)

  6. Thanks, everyone for the well wishes and prayers. I am doing well. I really appreciate you!

  7. Hey chickaDew, I'm glad everything went well, I hope for you a fast recovery I dont think the blog world could handle you being away for too long!LOL! Remember " What does not kill you only makes you stronger"
    You are in my prayers, God Bless!

  8. All of that just to get a confession out of you for being the cause of the Dewvoid? Those chasers down there mean serious business!! Oh wait.....never mind. ;-)

    Seriously, good to hear things are improving for you, albeit a slow process. So, no skydiving, bungee-cord jumping, and wild roller coasters for a few weeks, ok? You gots to get better for your possible trip to the plains next year!

  9. Thanks, Jess. Y'all are so terrific with all your well wishes for me. I am fine, really, just sore.

    Steve... don't even feed into Rick's accusations. lol No bungee jumping...? sigh... meanie. POSSIBLE trip?! Be ready with my mud slides, my dear tour guide.

  10. Tisk, tisk! You should have told me you were having a procedure! I had that epdipural thingy done a few times before my back surgery. It turned out too mush cortisone made me a little wacky, so they couldn't do that anymore and I had to get surgery. I hope you will be getting some relief soon...degenerative disc disorder??? Apparently we need to talk...


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