The weather outside is frightful, the mornings are darker, the days and nights are getting colder.. looks like we’ve seen the last of our ‘summer’, if you can call it that. I really had to force myself to go out this morning for my five minute clinic appointment in the next village, just wanting to snuggle deeper under the duvet instead. But, I made myself get up (at least that is still possible!), stretched out the worst of the morning stiffness and was out before 10am.
I was hoping that maybe today would be my last appointment for wound care but, as always, nothing is straight forward. The wound is now overgranulating on one side and so needs a pressure dressing, plus it isn’t drying up as it is supposed to and so the nurse has laid some Inadine over it, which should help, even if it does sting. I have my next appointment on Friday and I think we’re both hoping that will be the last one!
Joints-wise, things always seem to go a bit pear-shaped this time of year thanks to the cold, damp weather. The thing I have noticed most recently though is just how much noise they are making – crepitus is the medical term for it I think, but basically many of my joints are crunching, grinding and cracking. I’ve dabbled with supplements such cod liver oil, chondroitin and Glucosamine in the past, but do they really help? Maybe I need to look into it more.
In particular, I’ve been having trouble with my neck; all of the above noises plus a lot of pain and muscle fatigue up the left side, so much so that I had to lie down mid-afternoon at the end of last week, to give my poor neck a rest from holding up my heavy head (must be down to the big brain obviously!). Joking aside, it does bother me, since as a child I had to wear a neckbrace to treat similar symptoms. I guess it’s something I’ll have to keep an eye on to make sure it doesn’t get any worse.
Anyway, my fingers are getting cold so I’m off to find a blanket to snuggle under and read, while the wind and rain batter the windows, brrr.