My physical pain, especially left low back with radiation down to my ankle has been horrendous for a few weeks now . My other joints, especially my knees and shoulders have also been problematic . In years past both shoulders have been diagnosed with partial rotator cuff tear . I have been able to avoid shoulder surgeries by conservative rehabilitation . I really - really - really do not want to ever have surgery again . Remember, I do not have anyone to help me postoperatively. A great deal of the time I am having a lot of difficulty just walking ! I have a medical appointment on Monday.
My reality is that friends that would and could help me have passed on . And, you know my lack of family involment . Recently, I read an interesting quote that I think sums up my situation quite well . "Old age is an island surrounded by death" .
Time to change the subject. Yesterday , I made some very good soup . And, that made me very happy because for quite a long time I have had more failures (which has made me feel terrible) in the kitchen than what I would like to admit . And, that is far from my norm .
This is Pasta e Fagioli Soup from Allrecipes. It was very easy, quick and flavorful. I used what I had available and subbed small elbow macaroni for the seashell pasta. Freshly grated parmesan cheese adds a nice additional flavor . Cheese makes everything better - don't ya think?
And, here is a little something that also makes me VERY HAPPY .
The Holiday Cactus plants are loaded with buds and are starting to bloom ! I have three plants and they all look great . Last year they hardly had any flowers for some unknown reason . So this is great .
Hard to believe that we are at the end of another week . Wishing a Good Weekend to all.