Pins and Needles

This has been a busy month!

On the Parkinson’s front I have been very impressed by the help the NHS has been giving me over the last few weeks. Having completed six physiotherapy sessions I was recommended for acupuncture and hydrotherapy and this is really helping me to understand what is happening to my body. The acupuncture is fascinating, it is being used to help the muscles around my right shoulder blade which are overworking to compensate for weakness on my left side.DSCF1020
The hydrotherapy is helping to build up muscles on that side now and I can see that working in the pool could be a great help; I will need to make sure I have all the exercises written down! It really shows up the imbalance between the right and left…….

We have just come back from a short break in Provence, visiting the area around the Lac de St Croix which we have been to before. DSCF1063
We took friends to see the view from the top of the hill over the beautiful blue lake but on returning to the hire car found the back window smashed in, though there was nothing to take. Other cars had similar problems and at 2pm there was a multinational queue forming at the Gendarmerie, staffed by a policeman who could only type on the computer with one finger! Negotiations with the car hire company were lengthy and staff initially very unhelpful. At last the damaged car was towed away and we travelled by taxi to collect another much smaller car, at least it had 4 wheels and windows! Luckily the rest of the holiday was without further problems and we managed to do most of what we planned.

Back home our local leisure centre has new management from next week and we are all waiting to see what happens; will all the facilities be available? I have built up the pilates and other classes carefully so that they work with my life and don’t dominate it, got to leave space for all those lunches out with friends!