All The Color

So much color.

All the color.

Normally, I do my best to isolate the subject in my work. When, I saw this scene I was wowed. After fiddling around, I knew the best way to capture what I saw was to stand back and take in as much as I could. There was only so far back I could stand before I might fall in some water, so I was a little limited. I also went as wide as I could in my lens selection. I think it worked.

I think it could also work as some very busy wallpaper, probably in your house. Heh!

On another matter near and dear to me, I went to the doctor today for my pain management session. This is mandated by the federal government so that I don’t become addicted to Tramadol which greatly reduces my pain. It is really intended for much stronger drugs, but this is a mild opiate so testing and tracking in this way doesn’t really make sense.

There is no medical personnel from my doctor, to my pharmacist and, the lab technician who tests me, that thinks this is worth doing. They agree that it is well intentioned, but that this approach fails on all counts.


This is the long way of saying that after complaining a little about my knee hurting, I was x-rayed. Yep. Osteoarthritis in my right knee. Sheesh. I once heard a joke about getting old. It is your body’s way of saying, “If you thought that was bad, just wait until…”

I can see my future.

Eighty year old Ray using a powered scooter. Except mine will have a 496 big block engine in it that will propel me along any highway faster than the cars I’m passing.

Take that.

Seriously, it’s not something that is always painful. It just hurts on my bad days. It is something to understand. We are going to try a more holistic approach for this. Imagine that. A medical doctor who thinks outside of the box.

Stay tuned.




8 responses to “All The Color”

  1. C.S. Young Jr. Avatar

    Love the color! I asked my doctor what they could do to fix my Osteoarthritis. The doctor and nurse laughed at me.


    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Where is it located? For most, all you can do is manage it.


  2. Judi Castille Avatar

    Tramadol.That I just can’t take. Ended up in hospital last time with a bad reaction. Love the photo. Make a great mural.


    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Some people can’t take it. I have a friend who says it gives her hallucinations. My doctor prescribed something that might help you. Diclofenac Salt in cream form. It’s a high end NSAID that also comes as pills. Rub it into your sore spots if they are caused by inflammation and about 50 minutes later you are feeling better.

      Thank you about the picture.


      1. Judi Castille Avatar

        Will have a look at that. I have heard if it. Thanks.

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  3. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

    It really seems to work over the six hour dosage schedule.


  4. Cara Lockhart Smith Avatar

    You do take glucosamine, don’t you? I was walking sideways downstairs, one step at a time, because of knees (funny joints, strange family syndrome) but much improved with glucosamine, takes a week or so to work. After buying from Sainsburys, I bought some from a cheap shop and after about a fortnight found my knees and hands were getting stiff again, so reckoned the very cheap stuff didn’t work. Most people it does help – even animals! However, sure you have tried it, so forgive the interruption. I really like your WordPress site, both the beautiful, original images and the text, and the sense of place that they both invoke.

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  5. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

    Not anymore. I’m well beyond any benefits of most OTC medicines. I’ll give Tumeric a chance because it cuts inflammation using the right dosage. My SIL is Indian. She and her family have been using it for years. While it’s touted to cure cancer and raise the dead, that’s all nonsense. But, it does help with reducing the issues that are caused by inflammation.

    Feel free to interrupt anytime you’d like. I am always open to suggestions. Thank you for your kind words.

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