Coccyx sucker

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    Spiky Bugger

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    Is "eclectic" a synonym for "yard sale?" If so, I'm eclectic.

    However, when my recently divorced mom got all "I am woman" on us, circa 1959, she went shopping. First thing she
    bought was a Ford. (My father, the loser, worked for Studebaker.) Then she decided that her daughters would soon be entertaining friends and she didn't want us moving in on HER space, the living room.

    So, she called in decorators, and our room went Danish Modern...corner upholstered daybeds, a corner table that one bed slid under, a cool lamp, a small desk...all lost to time. BUT, the triple dresser, the two single cabinets, the nightstand and mirror remain. In our bedroom. Even today.

    For whatever reason, the rest of the house remained Early American, non-stop maple...with milk glass...and very ruffled lamp shades.

    I like MCM, BUT MOSTLY I'm neurotically involved with the furniture of my youth...my grandma bought a dining room table and chairs and a buffet for her new house...in 1929. And here it sits, just short of 90 years old.

    Also, a family member was...for almost his entire career, Frank Lloyd Wright's photographer. So I'm partial to that era, too. (Although his roofs seem to leak a lot...how's yours?) My cousin autographed his last book for my mom...now I have to go see if I can find your house in there!!

    Not long ago, I connected with a neighbor from about 1965-66. (She now lives in Newfoundland.) I bought her in-laws' bedroom set when they returned to Canada. My poor MiniSue seems to have inherited my furniture neurosis and that's why THAT furniture sits in "our" 7-yr-old's room. MiniSue is a tad attached to it...lol
     
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    DianaCox

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    Letting go of a lot of far-less special furniture and other stuff when we moved here was ridiculously painful. But I love my new bedroom suite, which is nice enough to last 20 years at least, but still mass-manufactured stuff that nobody else will ever find to be special.

    Ass injection done. So far, so good - it’s numb. It might not feel so good tomorrow.
     
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    Spiky Bugger

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    I'm hoping this works...and that acquiring future injections is pain-free.
     
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    hilary1617

    hilary1617 First time at the rodeo.

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    @DianaCox@DianaCox I never thought I would write these words, but I am truly so delighted you have a numb ass! Hope it is painless tomorrow!!!!
    Ha! Eclectic. Awesome. Whatever.

    Danish Modern bedroom? Yes, please!!!! I'm all for nostalgic treasures as well. Bet that's a lovely buffet.

    Our architect was a student of FLW, Richard Barancik, who built our home as his own personal residence. While not as famous as his inspiration, he did contribute fairly significantly to Chicago skyline and is a very interesting man in his own right. He was awarded the congressional gold medal in honor of his work as a monuments man during WWII. https://www.monumentsmenfoundation.org/the-heroes/the-monuments-men/barancik-pfc.-richard-m.

    There are no online images of our house, but this ad is for one completed by Barancik in close proximity and in a similar style to ours, although our floors are the original slate, all walls and ceilings are the original mahogany and we are on a more secluded section of the ravine, so have more windows and glass doors everywhere: https://chicago.curbed.com/2016/5/31/11818486/home-for-sale-chicago-midcentury-modern-highland-park You're absolutely right, the roofs leak (tar and gravel), but they are 68 years old and original - and making up for that a bit, we have heated floors which were way ahead of their time.

    If you are an FLW fan, the area, and our street in particular, which runs along the north shore of Lake Michigan, is peppered with FLW residences and bridges, We have the Glasner House and Brigham house to the South and the Willits house to the north.
     
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    Spiky Bugger

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    I'm gonna go read all that stuff.

    Btw, Pete's (Pedro Guerrero, the FLW/Calder/Nevelson Photographer's) mom, Rosaura, to make a couple of bucks, would cook beans and tamales and sell them to the public/cowboys when the rodeo came through town. Someone said, "Rosaura, your beans are the best. You ought to can them and sell them."

    Rosaura--and Pete's dad Pedro--thought about that, but decided that they wanted to appeal to as wide a market as possible and the gringoes couldn't pronounce "Rosaura." You ever heard of Rosarita Mexican Foods? Now you know why it wasn't "Rosaura's Mexican Foods." LOL

    Pete died just a few years ago, publishing his last (I think) book at age 95. I bought my mom a copy of that book and I wanted his autograph, he complied and I wanted to thank him. I sent him a (very good) copy of a letter his dad had written as a teen, long before his dad met his mom, asking the most beloved girl in town (my grandfather's step-sister who later died in the 1918 worldwide influenza epidemic and the whole town was in mourning for her) to a dance. Pete, age about 90 at the time, was ECSTATIC to have a glimpse of his father's youthful flirtations!

    Oh! And there's a PBS special about Pete...American Masters, I think. Pedro E. Guerrero, a Photographer's Journey

    Hmmm..I have to get healthy enough to organize this stuff for MiniSue...while I still remember the stories!


    So, @DianaCox@DianaCox --GLAD THE SHOT IS WORKING. That's what this thread is about, right?
     
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    hilary1617

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    hilary1617

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    @Spiky Bugger@Spiky Bugger - I'm going to have to do some research on Pedro. What an interesting connection! Wonderful that you had a letter to share with him from his early days. I'll definitely look for the PBS special if I can find it!
     
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    DianaCox

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    Still no pain. :bacondance: I will go to my next-to-last PT appointment at noon, but suggest that I skip the therapeutic massage part of the therapy, or at least the part that is closer to the butt (they work on the insertion points at both ends of the small muscles that insert into the coccyx).

    And I need to talk to them about the new exercises they added on Tuesday. One intended to strengthen my hammies (stretchy band tied to the table and my ankle, me face down on the table, raising my leg by bending my knee to a vertical position) totally messed up my knee on Tuesday (maybe as it got harder and harder, I was not tracking in a straight line and torqued the ligaments on the side of my knee). We had our ballroom dance class later in the afternoon, and I had to stop before the class ended, because my left knee - which I don't have ANY problems with (knock wood), could not tolerate the little side-to-side motion of the rumba or chacha.

    Fingers crossed that the numb ass lasts a month or so at least.
     
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    hilary1617

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    Glad the shot appears to be working well, but sad to learn that your knee is wonky now. Feel better!
     
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    southernlady

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    If it ain't one thing it's another! Stop doing silly things woman!
     
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    JackieOnLine

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    I'm glad your ass feels better and hope your knee does soon - ice is your friend, meanwhile
     
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    DianaCox

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    I iced it, and it was much better today. I bitched at them at PT today and told them they were trying to keep me as a permanent patient. They made me do the same exercises anyway - but with a little closer look at my technique and a lighter band on the hammie exercise. Bastards.

    Last PT is tomorrow, followed by an appointment with a liver specialist at Banner Hospital that I was referred to months ago by my liver doc, that is running a clinical trial on a medication for fibrosis. I think I'll consent to a fibroscan, but I'm not sure I'm going to consent to a biopsy. But I want to get hooked up with this program (it took 5 months to get this appointment - in the meantime, my liver numbers came down) in case things head south again.
     
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    JackieOnLine

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    I'll be interested in your opinion of their over-all technique long term. I mean, once you are MUCH better if you think they did a good job or should have been gentler. it's more an art than our healthcare system wants to admit.
     
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    DianaCox

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    I think to some extent it was my fault that I strained the ligaments around my knee - but their fault that they weren't watching me doing the exercise for the first time, the whole time I was doing it. As my hammies got tired, I got sloppy with my technique - instead of smoothly tracking a vertical knee bend, I was jerking the band and wobbling, trying to complete the move, and probably torqued my knee joint sideways. I was given a lighter band and did the exercise more cautiously yesterday.

    But there were two other hammie exercises they added on Tuesday that could have also been the problem - squatting against a wall and holding that position for 20 seconds x 5 (I have very poor strength in my quads), and a weird one where I roll out with my upper body on a big exercise ball and then pull myself back up using only my hammies. OW OW OW! But I didn't feel either of those in my knee ligaments, so I don't know.

    Otherwise, it's a very good PT place. The deep tissue massage was great! Now I just need to keep up my home exercises (which is doubtful ...).
     

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