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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Killed my back


 Yes it's true.  When you are short and overweight, bending to garden and flower kills your back. I herniated a disc last year at this time gardening ( an accummulation of injury all summer long).  Low and behold, after my stupendous weekend, last weekend, I couldn't walk on Tuesday.  I had the shooting pain down the outter aspect of my left leg that terminates right above the ankle.  Limping along as I push the patients to their rooms.  On Wednesday morning I visited my friendly Anesthesiologist at the pain clinic for an Epidural Steroid Injection.   Not much better as the day and night wore on.  Long night last night.  I always have Steroid induced insomnia.  So about 330 this morning I called in sick to work.  Finally drifted off to sleep about 630 or so and slept until 10 AM.  Once I was out of bed, I am no longer limping and the pain is down considerably.   I hope by the end of the day the pain is gone and I can resume life as normal.   A friend tells me I need more pictures on the blog so I am attaching pics of my beautiful mums and also the fridge with a portion of the sweet potatoes.   We had 75 lbs of sweet potatoes from the 13 plants Husband raised off the 1/2 sweet potato submerged in water.     Some of you also want to know how to freeze the onions.  I pulse them in the food processor.  Place wax paper on cookie sheets.  Spread the onions out on the cookie sheet.  Cover with seran wrap and place in the freezer.  After a day I break up the onions into chunks and put them in gallon zip lock bags.  Then as I cook casseroles or soups, etc, I take out as much as I want and add to the concoction.  As I have no where to store root vegetables, this works pretty well.  It is simple enough, doesn't require much work and the rewards are great in the winter.    Have a blessed week and ejoy this great weather  .  Thanks for stopping by.
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5 comments:

Cyndi loves to stitch said...

so how are you going to store that crazy amount of sweet potatoes?? or do you can them?

Missouri Gal Nicole said...

Wow, your set on sweet potatoes for while! My mums and just starting to bloom. And I agree about bending and being short and fat!

twodraftmom said...

thanks for the onion hint and the pics! .. hope your back is better.. I had those shots in my neck a few years ago , it helped a lot!. We missed you tonight.Claire

The Farmer's Daughter said...

Hi Beverly, that's a wonderful idea about the onions! And I just love sweet potatoes, so I'm jealous of your bounty. Do you have a favorite way to fix them? One thing I like to do is just bake them like russets and put butter, salt and pepper on and pig out!

I agree about the photos, they are very good and sure add a lot to your post. Lately, I haven't had much time for blogging, let alone take pictures but hope that changes soon.

Have a good Friday,
Cheryl

Dianna said...

Sorry you're dealing with pain again. I had no idea Wednesday night. Glad you had a day off. Let Russ dig those potatoes next year!!! Great pics, thanks.