Sorry I've been away this week without a word. I've had a little bit of a shock, and had a few things to take care of.
The back/hip issue? Not really a back/hip issue. Apparently it's probably a heart issue.
The swelling I had in one leg spread to the other. The sheer exhaustion I've been feeling isn't from being over-stressed and unable to sleep, exactly. It's been from lack of oxygen. And who knows how long THAT'S been going on up here at 9000 feet above sea level.
Glad to say that I'm feeling a helluva lot better after a weekend on an oxygen machine and heavy-duty diuretics. I'm clear-headed, energized and pissing like a racehorse. Don't much like the hose in my nose, but it's better than the alternative.
I've already had one test, and I haven't had a heart attack or anything. I'm having more tests later this week to get a better idea of what is going on.
I'll try to pop in and comment, but hope you understand if I don't. It's going to be a wacky week.
P.S. It could have been worse. I could have been hanging curtains in my kitchen while nekkid, fallen backwards onto a pile of potatoes that were on my kitchen table and ended up in the emergency room with a tater stuck up my tooter. Really.