I really thought this little casserole dish was cast iron inside. But it wasn’t. And it blew up on me when I put it in the sink.
Reg came to my rescue. I was so tired and hot, working in a summer kitchen with windows that had to be closed because of wildfire smoke filling our skies. I got really frustrated because dinner was almost ready. I just wanted to sit down but my right pinky would not stop bleeding. I lectured Reg on how to fix me up, knowing I was being ridiculous. He quietly just focused on mending my hand. He even helped finish putting the final touches on dinner. I ate the food, miserable.
I do not write a lot about what is going on in my so-called “real life” because the kitchen is where I get to escape. Lately, that has not been possible. I have been jumping through so many medical hoops and seeing specialists and doing sleep trials and blah blah blah… The truth is, I am sick. I have fibromyalgia and there does not seem to be anything that doctors can do to make it better. Although my pain has improved significantly since moving to the west coast, my fatigue has not. I believe that the move and everything that it took to get here has completely depleted me.
I have been trying to continue as usual but it has been almost impossible with all the medical issues I have had to tend to. I spend a lot of my day in bed when I want to be in my kitchen but I just can not move.
The good news is, I am taking a break from medical appointments. I think they are just as draining as my insomnia and are a big part of the problem. That said, improvement always takes a long time. Please be patient with me. I do not want to explode into pieces like my casserole dish did. Sometimes I forget I am not made of cast iron.
The Happy Whisk says
Sorry to hear about the dish breaking and you getting hurt. Glad Reg was there to help you. Did you put the hot dish in the cold sink?
Hoping you can get your health back. It takes some work but I find it’s well-worth the efforts. One day at a time. Or as I say, one bake at a time.
Hang in there, Cookie. And don’t give up. It’s wild how many doctors offer the worst and often damaging advice.
I had the dish on the stovetop and something weird happened and I put it in the sink and it exploded. Thanks Ivy! I’m working on it starting today. Finally have a day to myself and am hoping that healing is around the corner.
The Happy Whisk says
Good to hear that you’re taking care of yourself.
You know, I sometimes wonder how you accomplish so much every day, so give yourself a well deserved break. They say 2 of the top stressful events in life are death of a parent and moving…across the country no less! (and that’s not even taking physical illness into account)Take it easy and give yourself time to decompress from the stress of it all.
Thanks Gabrielle! Clearly I’ve pushed myself too far considering my life’s circumstances. Yes, I will try and give myself time for sure. Thanks my friend!
Suzie, I’m sorry the move depleted you but I GET that this would happen! Good for you for taking some recovery time. I think I need to do the same. I know that sometimes I pile things on without regard to my ability to accomplish them…mostly because my energy level is so much below everyone else’s and there are so many things I want to do. I hope you have a renewing time and that at a certain point you know right when it’s right to start pursuing healing via healthcare providers again–or not. Take good care, Suzie, xoO
It’s true Olivia, I guess it was a matter of time. It’s tough when you want to do more than you can, isn’t it? I’m working on getting rest and taking a medical break. I’m on a long list for the next sleep clinic so that should give me a reprieve.
Have you been tested for Lyme’s…
Not in Canada….. Go across to the USA… the testing is not the same…
Thanks for asking Lavonne! I have spoken with my doctors about the possibility but they all say no, it’s my fibro.
Debra She Who Seeks says
Be gentle with yourself, dear friend. Take life slowly and easily until you feel stronger.
I will, thank you Debra!!! 🙂 Big hug.
John A says
I understand. I think you are amazing with all that you do and all the quirky and interesting things you experiment with. I’ll send a little energy your way. (I’m a Reiki practitioner in training – presently Reiki 2 and aiming for Reiki Master in a year or so). Personally, I like to believe that I’m learning to work with “The Force” but that’s just me.
You are a sweetheart John and I will be receptive to any healing energy that comes my way. Yes, it is the Force! I feel it when I do QiGong. I’ve actually seen sparks when I do it. I believe it’s real!
Omgosh I am glad you didn’t get any glass in your eyes! I am always fearful of that with glass casseroles although I have and use a lot of Pyrex. I’m sorry you are feeling lousy and hope it improves soon. Sucks. I tried to get off a particular med and my icky symptoms came back. I just hate taking stuff for too long, worrisome. But quality of life is important too.
It’s so true Dawn! My hand took the brunt of the shattering for which I am grateful. Oh I know that game, off again, on again. It’s so hard. You’re right, quality of life is so important. I’m doing my best to rest and take care of myself so I can come back and kick foodie butt!