My End

Getting ready.

I had big plans.


If you want to make God laugh tell him your plans.

My hip started hurting really badly yesterday evening. I took as much oral pain medication as I could. I added a Lidocaine patch and a topical NSAID. Nothing worked. I went to sleep thinking that usually helps. I awoke and I was no better. I called my doctor. They are closed for Mardi Gras.


I did what I never do. Never say never, they say.

I gave up. I can’t walk enough to make any reasonable pictures. This doesn’t bode well for the future.

We’ll just have to see.

Happy Fat Tuesday. And, stuff.

Published by Ray Laskowitz

I am a visual storyteller. I've been making pictures for some 40 years. I travel the world in search of the right image. in the right light at the right time. You can reach me by phone at 505.280.4686, or by email at or For a quick look at my work please go to

21 thoughts on “My End

      1. Have you tried a good old threat treatment?! An ultimatum of sorts! Sometimes where pampering fails, swearing succeeds! Seriously though, I hope it’s not long term… this is what I’ll be hoping for!

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      2. Oh yes. I do that. The problem is truly physical. Unless doctors come up with something new, the overall condition is forever. This time it is very extreme. I’m pretty sure the serious pain will fade. For now.

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    1. I’ve been fighting osteoarthritis for ten years, beginning with a hip replacement. Today, four of my vertebrae are calcified which cause all sorts of issues. I will never be completely on my feet again.


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