Godless in the garden


Godless in the garden

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Comment by Thomas Murray on August 4, 2017 at 3:40pm


I forgot to add.... When I go barefoot around the house I use these .


Comment by Thomas Murray on August 4, 2017 at 3:30pm


  I already have Plantar Fasciitis feet and wear orthopedic inserts. I also have pronation on my right foot which is why I wear ankle supports. I am also overweight. All my life I did a lot of walking.I also had swollen knee three times and my orthopedic drained the fluids out thrice.

  Mornings before I get out of bed are the most painful times. Mobility seems to be the key to keep the pains in check. New Balance shoes sounds like a good idea. Did you order yours on line or bought yours at a store?  I need ankle high shoes.

  I also take extended release pain pills. They are narcotic, but is considered lightweight compared to others. It helps with my leg, back and neck pains. Sometimes I get injections in my lower back and it does help. But I had to go through a mirage of doctors to find the one that fit my needs.

  There was no pint in living with pains if it can be relieved. Life is once and mine and there is nothing prove by suffering.

Comment by Thomas Murray on August 4, 2017 at 2:51pm


Have I been had?

Robustitude sounds legit and given enough time and usage it may  become Oxford word.


Comment by Joan Denoo on August 4, 2017 at 2:51pm

 "robustitude" is a real word now! It says what needs to be said and is easily translated into English.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 4, 2017 at 2:41pm

Thomas - it's not a real word.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 4, 2017 at 2:34pm

Thomas, what kind of arch supports and ankle braces do you wear? How can you possibly mow grass when your foot and ankle hurt so badly? I realize you said you didn't have what I have, but, are you not taking risks of having Plantar Fasciitis?

I wear New Balance shoes with an insert, as instructed by my podiatrist. They give me excellent support. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 4, 2017 at 2:24pm

Yes, I wear orthopedic shoes and orthotic inserts prescribed by my podiatrist, and even with all that support, my foot made a popping sound, and I felt something, but it was not painful. The next morning, it was excruciating. I exercise it daily, as instructed. It gets less painful every day, and now the doctor told me to start putting full weight on it and start walking. 

I keep the wheel chair handy and take a few steps down the hallway with my cane in hand. IT HURTS! And it is getting better. 

I understand athletes get this because of the stress they put on their bodies. I don't know how they can go back to their sports so soon. It must hurt them as badly as it hurts me. 

Comment by Thomas Murray on August 4, 2017 at 12:00pm

Bertold: What does "robustitude" mean? I tried online but got the Urban Dictionary definition and I know it ain't it.

Hollyhocks can grow to 9 feet tall !?

Randall: I mow once a month and spread out in days like every third day. On a hot day I'll wait until after 6 pm when it cools down. Because of mowing so much grass the blades are sharpened twice a month and the wheels are adjusted to high. This way the most clovers are left uncut and the grass continues green. It take abt hour and half to complete one portion of the yard and there are about 7 portions to cut. I leave the field next to the stream alone for the wild animals.

   I wear arch supports and ankle braces often. I understand Joan's ankle and foot pain. Joans foot is much more deliberating disease  than mine. So I go slow when mowing the grass. My wife insist on buying a riding lawn mower but I am holding out. I fear to getting lazy and if I stop walking the disease will progress faster.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 4, 2017 at 8:14am

Hollyhocks remind me of my mother.  She grew them in St. Anthony Idaho when I was young, but didn't grow them when we moved to Pocatello.  I guess she loved Iris' more.  She had a huge number in the back yard.  In the front yard, she had more of them along with pansies, and by the front porch, bleeding hearts.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 4, 2017 at 7:56am

I also like "rebustitude".  

I can't ever remember being stung by a bee or wasp.  I may have in my childhood because we sometimes messed with nests.  I have lots of wasps under my eaves, steps of ladders, and other stuff, but they're the kind that are fairly peaceful.  I've accidentally disturbed them quite a few times, but never been stung.  I let them stay because they're good for the garden.


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