Sorry for the lack of posts recently; I haven’t been feeling too good at all and so am unable to put my mind or hands to much blogging. Ironic that when you have the most need to write about things, you are are least able to do so.
I’ve been spending most days propped up on pillows on the bed, unable to manage the stairs until late afternoon / evening when my second lot of painkillers kick in. This knee and hip just don’t want to budge and the pain in my lower back seems to be getting worse as a result of moving awkwardly. The left elbow is also locking up again at an angle, making tasks such as chopping food difficult.
Tramadol takes the edge off it but I’m still struggling and have resorted to using a home TENS machine as well. This is good for muscular problems (like my back) but hasn’t really helped my joints. I had hoped to hear from my GP about changing my pain relief, but he has been away this past week. I have an appointment to see him on Tuesday though at least.
Until then, all I can do is as little as possible!