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Taking a breather

Tue Dec 13, 2016, 4:01 PM

Sunday, December 31

Farewell to 2016. A blessed 2017 to one and all.


Tuesday, December 27

I scheduled the lumbar MRI for next Wednesday afternoon, January 4, thus getting 2017 off to a good start.


Sunday, December 25

A blessed Christmas to one and all.

Walk in love.
Live in light.
And never lose hope.


Thursday, December 22

Spine Center appointment yesterday morning went well. Next step is a spinal MRI then, assuming it shows what they expect, an injection in the spine to quiet the angry nerve.


Tuesday, December 13

The hip and spine problems that surfaced last month are officially a life-changing event. I am giving my regular features and contests a break while I concentrate on rest and healing and generally getting my life in order, like scrambling to make the full-time to retired and part-time transition six months earlier than planned. (I had planned to switch in June when I turn 67.)

I'm still very much here, just not trying to do so much or follow as much.

I have a Spine Center workup scheduled for Wednesday, December 21, after which I should have a better idea of what's next.

My friends who have been there assure me there is life after pinched nerves, even active and productive life. We shall see. I don't mind the wheelchair, but I have a whole lot more walking I want to do.

For more regular updates, follow me on Instagram at www.instagram.com/pearwoodphot…

Blessings,
Steve


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Pearwood's Feature Log 2016

Blog at PearwoodPhoto.com

FAQ #18: Who selects Daily Deviations and how are they chosen?



Because it's past time for white-haired white men to stand up and say it.

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master, let me not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Author unknown. Attributed to Saint Francis of Assisi.

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:icontheemptychest:
TheEmptyChest Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug:
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:iconshedares:
SheDares Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017  Professional General Artist
:heart: :huggle:
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug:
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:iconprincess-amy:
Princess-Amy Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug:  I hope you are on the mend Steve!
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, Amy. You are a sweetheart. Things aren't yet on the mend, though I am feeling somewhat better.
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:iconprincess-amy:
Princess-Amy Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Feeling better is always the start of any healing process!
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jeshannon Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016
Saw your photo on IG steve, hope you get well soon buddy all the best for the New Year !!
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, John. It has been a challenging month and a half.
Steve
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poisen2014 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016
Christmas candle by vafiehya   Joy and Peace by KmyGraphic   Merry Christmas by KmyGraphic  
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, Ms Poisen. A blessed new year to you and yours.
Steve
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:iconpoisen2014:
poisen2014 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016
My pleasure! Steve
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Take some ear plugs, those MRI scanners are damn noisy :D
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, I know. Music to my ears. :D
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:iconearthhart:
EarthHart Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm up for a CT scan next week. Much quieter :D
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm not sure I've had a CT scan. Son RobertTryon has had is share of CT scans and MRIs and whatnot over the year, so I lose track.
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Good!
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
:nod:
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
From someone who is recovering from a double Nephrectomy; health and peace are the most important things! Be well my friend! My prayers and thoughts are with you always! :)
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Ouch. Likewise, my friend. :salute:
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:iconbergunty:
bergunty Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
All the best with the adaptations, and hope the shot works for you :hug:
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
So far so good. :hug:
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Queen-Kitty Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016   Photographer
Merry Christmas Steve, I have a feeling 2017 will bring wonderful things! Keep thinking positive and relaxing, and I know you will be out of that wheelchair in no time!
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, Ash.
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:iconshedares:
SheDares Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Professional General Artist
:huggle:
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart:
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PaMonk Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Professional Artist
Merry Christmas my friend I love you always Barbara
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, Barbara. May 2017 be a year of healing.
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:iconearthhart:
EarthHart Featured By Owner Edited Dec 25, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Have a Merry Yuletide :holly: and take it easy Steve :nod: Enjoy the break :D
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Well if the shot works... and it does in a great many people.. you'll be walking shortly after.. so fingers crossed for that.. good luck.. Merry Christmas!
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
:salute:
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:icondavincipoppalag:
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:thumbsup:
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:iconaakoran:
aakoran Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Professional Photographer
A Merry Christmas to you as well Steve, a wish you hope in the new year ahead....
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, Andrew.
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GeorgeXVII Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016   Traditional Artist
Hope it all goes well! Take care of you ! Happy holidays !! :hug:
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you.
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christyoubastard Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Best Wishes!!hope you do well through all of these challenges! I have only recently begun speaking with you but I can see your a huge inspiration to a whole lot of people, myself now included.  Thank you for taking the time to view and comment on my galleryNod 
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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preethi524 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Take good care! Sad dummy 
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug:
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JenFruzz Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh no, Steven, I'm so sorry to hear about the troubles. :( Pinched nerves are not at all fun. A teacher of mine in school had a pinched nerve that kept her out of school and in bed for a couple months. But she was back up and doing her thing when she was better!

I'll be keeping you in my thoughts. Please let me know if there's anything I can do to help you out.
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pearwood Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, Jen. We are mostly hanging in there. It may be better to give than to receive, but having the roles forcibly reversed is good for the soul, too. I don't like being the dependent one, but here I am.
Blessings,
Steve
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Jim52-Photoworks Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Hang in there - hope you're able to feel better...
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, Jim. I see you jumped on on IG.
Steve
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Jim52-Photoworks Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, I've had an empty IG account for a couple of months.  I wanted to post some of my implied nudes there, but IG's friend suggesting algorithm immediately began suggesting a bunch of extended family and in-laws who don't know I shoot nudes, so the account may have to stay largely empty, and be a platform for my IG lurking. 
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pearwood Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I understand. :nod:
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:iconnigel-kell:
Nigel-Kell Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Hope it all goes well!
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, Nigel.
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SenoritaBlack Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016
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