I am pleased to say that following my 6 month visit to the consultant we agreed that I did not need to take any medication. I think once I need to take pain killers regularly, or it changes what I can do, I should accept the inevitable but I am not ready for that yet! I had been very pleased to transfer from the private sector to NHS under the same consultant so was disappointed when he told me that he had resigned from the NHS as from that day because of concerns about what was happening around him.
I think all the exercise does help and I now love pilates and go to classes 3 or 4 times a week, I’ve even tried using a roller….. swimming is tricky but somehow or other I can manage 24 lengths , on my front/back or just walking and feel very pleased with myself when I have finished.
I am enjoying my long walks still; left arm is a bit stiff but I am getting used to that. The lovely daughter recently flew in from New York for the weekend, as you do, and we walked through the bluebell woods marvelling at the colours, the beauties of England on a spring morning.
I have, at last, heard back from the DVLA – a quite abrupt letter recalling my driving licence and issuing me with a new 3 year one with some restrictions. It brought it home to me that I can’t escape the fact that I do have a chronic illness.
I had a lovely massage recently, very soothing. True to his word my husband came along to learn how to stretch out the tendons in my left arm and hand, he copied on my bad arm what the masseuse was demonstrating on the good arm so now I am looking forward to daily treatments at home. He liked the part where the squeeze is a bit like a Chinese burn!
Only a month to the trip to New York – excited.