Saturday, 23 November 2019

Project 365 week 47

Been rather a yucky week mentally as I am losing the will  to live as they say, finding I am letting the frustration and lack of sleep get to me. Approach with caution should be advised as I am snapping, short tempered and prone to tears. Not done anything this week that I don't have to do, happily sitting in the dust and looking at the hoovering that needs doing and finding it hard to muster up the energy and enthusiasm to get off my bum and do anything. Sleeping at nights have been broken by pain all week, up and down, sleeping for an hour, walking round till the pain eases off and back to bed. This week if I have not managed to drop off again I have got up and watched rubbish on the tv and done jigsaw puzzles but even that proves sore after ten or fifteen minutes. Making for long days when up most of the night but as I am not working have gone back to bed and got an hour a few times every day, not ideal but currently my way of coping.

Sunday

When he had dropped off our old table and chairs to a local woman who wanted them after we got a replacement last week, hubby had mentioned friend was looking a freezer to help him budget a bit better. She just so happened to have one available from a house she was clearing. so hubby picked it up and took it to friend. He took dog and walk her while there.

Had Bob for a couple of hours while mum and dad took the three wee ones to do some dancing. It was part of the local light switch on ceremony. Got them to pick me up a hot water bottle while in the town, anything that might help with the pain.

I slept on and off and did some rubbish tv watching.

DD3 came to visit to pick up her birthday cake from yesterday as she was at the hospital until late.





Monday

Fifi turned 17 today. She has decided for her birthday that she wanted us to fund raise for a charitable organisation called over the wall that provides a week away for children like her who have disabled family members  and have more responsibility than many children their own age. She has been away for a week with them every Summer for a number of years now and gets so much out of it she decided to pay back.


Hubby was in visiting friend and walking the dog.

Her link is here if you feel you may want to add a £ or 2 





Tuesday

Up half the night, well 1.15 am and slept a bit from 5 to 5.30, as the night seems shorter if I get up and do something rather than lying annoying myself by tossing and turning.

Managed to finish the jigsaw puzzle.



Phoned back to GP to change anti inflammatory tablets and picked the prescription up. Hubby walked the dog and visited friend.



Wednesday

Started the next jigsaw and got the edges done in my night stint.

A dietitian appointment that GP booked me in for months ago. He decided my cholesterol was to high at 6.2 and I should do something about it. So dietitian was to give me some advise on what I could healthily eat and what to avoid with my allergies - already know that. She ran through what I normally eat/cook etc and was happy enough. She suggested adding oily fish or even white fish once a week and a few handfuls of nuts a week. Will take her comments on board next time I go shopping.  The last few weeks have been rubbish diet wise as cant be bothered to cook/shop/eat so snacked a lot more than normal.

DD1 phoned to sat she had won tickets for the panto from one of the competitions I had passed across. So Cinderella shall go to the ball after all.

Hubby stayed at home today and sorted out the sheds as he keeps moaning they are messy.






Thursday

The twins turn six today....already.

Hubby finished off working in the shed and then we went in for my occ health appointment.
 He has given me some exercises to do and back next Thursday to discuss how I get on at my neurology appointment. Hubby walked the dog while I was in and then we went to friends house. Hubby went in and I wandered round the shops first for a few bits for the twins birthdays. Then went into friends for half an hour before home to write cards and wrap presents.

Took their cakes round that I made yesterday. They were as high as kites and buzzing from thing to thing. Dinky wanted a chocolate cake and Minky decided he wanted a blueberry cake, so that is what they got.

Minky got the Pokemon hat as part of his birthday and it has not been off his head since he opened it, even kept it on all day in school.





Friday

For some reason had a good nights sleep. Did wake in pain once or twice but luckily enough managed to get back to sleep and did not get up till nearly 9am....unheard of for me.

 A day in the house playing catch up with the kitchen. cleaned the halogen oven, cleared out the cutlery drawer, did the microwave, toaster, kettle and tiles. Watched a couple of crappy films on the kindle while doing a jigsaw, the tv is to difficult to see from the table.

Hubby went into town to pick friend up and take him shopping.

Phoned for my x ray result and it shows some osteoarthritis in my shoulder. This would explain why the Prednisolone worked and nothing else is.

A very nice friend gave these to me, every little helps. Never been in a farmfoods for long enough as most of them are difficult to access by car but if I tie these in with the vouchers that came through the door then I can get £25 worth of shopping for £7, well worth dragging hubby to to carry the bags back to the car.




Saturday

Hubby had an optician appointment at 9am. While he was in I wandered the charity shops and bought a few bits for Ziggy's Christmas.

Went into friends to kill some time and hubby walked the dog while I was away to the hospital.

I had my neurology appointment but he could not really come up with anything. Decided to do more blood tests, must be two weeks since they were last done.........referring me for an MRI scan and nerve conduction tests.

Got hubby to dig the Hama beads out the loft, on the theory if I can do jigsaws I should be able to do these but will depend on how much feeling I have in my finger ends. If I can't knit for the grandchildren will try making the something with Hama beads instead.














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Saturday, 16 November 2019

Project 365 week 46

Another week of sleepless nights, though pain wise things are improving, out of ten ( what A&E always ask) during the day I would say I am about a four, at night about a 12......though more short lived than it was, maybe only taking ten minutes to die down when it wakens me, managing this week to sleep for an hour awake for an hour,last week overnight I would have put the pain at a twenty two.......with no sleep at all. This week maybe managing three or four hours overnight one hour at a time and the odd hour during the day. Definitely progression as now more able to pinpoint the point of pain rather than the whole arm being that sore I could not tell. A sick line for two more weeks at the moment, gets me past my neurology appointment and see how it is going.

Basic tasks such as dusting, hoovering or simply getting my left arm into my jacket are very painful. Not to mention forgetting it hurts till you raise your arm and reaching to do things like opening the door or reaching for stuff on a shelf.

We have had a lot of cold and frosty mornings with just the one day of rain.

We watched Dublin Murders, vert strange ending that left you wondering about many things at the end, did not really finish..... Nearly finished The Frankenstein Chronicles.


Sunday

Hubby had seen a mahogany colour table and chairs on Facebook Marketplace for free a few weeks back. He enquired about it as was advertised as local. Turns out the mother was local and the people with the table not quite so. So we decided if we were going to go the fourteen miles to pick it up we might as well go the extra few miles and walk the dog up at Whitelee Wind Farm. It was absolutely freezing but dry and sunny.




Monday

Decided to take another dose of steroids despite the GP not being so keen. She is not the one in pain and they work so don't see her problem.
Had an appointment with the Practice Nurse for a check on how well the new inhaler was working, the answer to that is great, about the only bit of me that is working right at the moment. Got my flu injection while I was there as well. Walked the dog again while we were in town anyway.
Hubby popped in to see friend for a while as he is back from his mum's, he was away for two weeks, which was giving me one less thing to worry about.

Managed to drop the oven tray on the floor getting the tea out of the oven,yes I know should have shouted hubby but I am independent and stubborn,  lost probably half the rice as it splashed everywhere. This is the sort of thing that makes this arm issue annoying. Luckily nobody got burnt and no lasting damage done to the laminate.

Got my letter through for my neurology appointment, much quicker than I expected, but not complaining. Can't wait in all honesty.






Tuesday

Back today to see the GP. Got the results of the blood tests for the inflammatory markers off the nurse yesterday so knew they were down on the last ones but still higher than normal
GP said she fully understood my pain and frustration but would not prescribe me the anti inflammatories as she was still not convinced it was an inflammatory condition despite the effect they had on me I am not happy in the least about this and so asked for a second opinion.
So another appointment tomorrow afternoon. Just don't understand the reluctance to give me something that helps, I appreciate they have side effects but I am only asking for a few weeks not twenty years worth, and personally feel they are doing a lot less harm than the other stuff they seem happy to keep me on long term when they clearly are doing nothing to help.

She did suggest xrays on my shoulders and so have an appointment for that for Thursday afternoon.

Another walk with the dog while in the town.  Also went for a wander round the charity shops to pick up some bits for the grandchildren's Christmas while hubby went in to visit friend. They won't notice there is no cellophane wrapper on the boxes.
Talking of Christmas I am quite saddened this year, have taken the older two to the pantomime ( oh yes I have) for years now, part of their Christmas and a tradition I was hoping to carry on as long as they wanted to go, Fifi says she will still be going when she is 25.....but the last few years I have got a deal through work on the tickets, but with being rather ill and not at work for so long then I missed the boat so to speak. As approx 1/3 of my income is made up of overtime I cannot justify the best part of £100 to take them. Hoping to see more competitions coming up to win tickets so fingers crossed.




Wednesday

The prednisolone has worn off, as was to be expected, lay in bed in pain from 3am, moved through to the spare bed at 5 so I could put on my kindle without the need for headphones. Gave in and got up at 7.
Hubby ran friend to the hospital in the morning for an appointment.Brought friend back for some company for a while and then ran him back hone after I had been back to the GP for a second opinion. Felt sorry for the people with appointments after me as was in for about forty five minutes. She poked and prodded and pushed and pulled and queried and questioned and hummed and hawed, and then explained her decision. While she was not happy to give me prednisolone she did give me a newer type of anti inflammatory, she said the prednisolone might mask a more serious issue that neurology might then miss. She said her first rule is do no harm.

We dropped friend off, walked the dog and did some shopping.

Bought a tub of sweets, mainly to use the loose sweets to put on the twins birthday cakes next week. But DD1 informed me that parma violets are dangerous and need to be handles with care and that I should hand them to her for safe disposal........personally cant stand the things, so handed them over. Cheating here as this picture was taken on Thursday, but do not appear to have taken a picture today.



Thursday

Watched Bob for a while in the morning as he has been rather ill again this week. With the instructions that he needs to do his peak flow at 11am and if it is 250 or less phone an ambulance.....great thanks.....anyway did not need to panic.

I played catch up with some housework and some silly little jobs of cleaning drawers and the like.

Walked the dog along the beach before heading to the hospital. for my xray. The council have been scrapping sand back from the wall and leaving it in piles, the dog had a ball.  A nice quick in and out in less than ten minutes.




Friday

More bits and pieces and drawer tidying.
Wandered down and round the local park with the dog and posted a letter while I was out.
I have been after a dishwasher for a while, hubby spotted one last night for free on Facebook marketplace so took SIL1 with him to pick it up. It will do me until I can afford a new one.

Shoved into place though not plumbed in yet. There is a kick board that runs along the front that will need trimming down to fit as well.







Saturday

Today is DD3's birthday. So here is the first of four cakes needed for this week. Planned had been she was coming to the village to pick it up, but SIL3's granddad was taken ill so she went  with him to hospital instead. Nobody else available to go apart from SIL3 and he hates hospitals and gets way to stressed to be any use to anybody. Another family member turned up to keep her company.









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Thursday, 14 November 2019

Are we too rushed for time to stay healthy?

Time is money. But more importantly, time is precious, and it runs away from you more rapidly than you can hold it.
Everything in your life is calibrated carefully to account for the ephemerality of time. 
Indeed, most professionals in the UK admit to working long hours. On average, the week counts 45 to
48 hours for most employees, while some senior roles can accumulate over 10 hours of overtime in a week.
Needless to say, if you count commuting time on top, the working week occupies the major part of your waking
hours. Combined with tight deadlines – who doesn’t have them? – , rushed social commitments, and the abundance
of digitalised activities, it seems that there’s little time left to care about your health. It’s not that you don’t want to keep
healthy; you don’t have the time to care about it. Or do you? Can you make your health needs fit in your fast-paced
lifestyle? The answer is yes, but you need to be ready to build new habits. 



No time to cook? Think again
How long do you spend preparing meals in your kitchen? The truth is that the majority of British households
relies heavily on processed foods and takeaways meals during the week. The advantage of meals that are
already made or ingredients that have been treated for convenience is that, when time is short, you can make
the most of it. After all, you claim, it’s not that you don’t enjoy cooking. You don’t have the time. However, before
you head to the shop to pile a few boxes of processed meals in your trolleys, you might want to consider the health
costs. Indeed, according to several studies conducted about ultra-processed food consumption, there is a clear link
between processed meals and early death. What can of ingredients are labelled “ultra-processed”, you ask. Anything
from your lunch box favourites – crisps, soft drinks – to your evening’s ready meals contain additives and modified
oils that are harmful to your health. 



When was the last time you managed for your kitchen? 
The real question you want to ask yourself is: how can you make cooking easier? Relying on processed meals
is not an option. But that doesn’t mean you should feel trapped in the kitchen if you want to eat healthy meals.
You need to get your head around some of the basics such as seasoning your food and making sauces –
the days of the old bottle of ketchup are now officially gone. Take a look at some of Jamie Oliver’s early
programmes, such as his 15 minutes recipes. Yes, you can design a balanced meal in a matter of minutes.
More importantly, the time you spend in the kitchen today is going to expand your lifetime in the long term.
Undoubtedly, your health is worth a few minutes to prep your meals? 


I don’t have time to see a doctor
What happens when you get sick? The preferred approach for countless British employees is to try to manage through
the illness on their own. Using off-the-counter medications and the results of their Google search, they hope to save time
on their recovery. In reality, the opposite result is more frequent. Unless you’re a trained doctor, you’re unlikely to manage
health issues adequately. So why do so many people continue to guess their way to recovery? The answer is a brutal
reality check: they don’t have time to make an appointment with their GP. That’s precisely why more and more online
appointment services exist to ensure that you can still receive a rapid answer to your problems. It’s not to say that having
your GP on a video conference is a guarantee of health – sometimes, you need a face-to-face examination – but a digital
doctor can help you find the best path to recovery. 


Don’t skip your essential meds
If you follow a medicated treatment, you know you can’t leave your prescription unrenewed. You need to keep track of
your meds, and more importantly, when you need to schedule your medical appointments to renew the prescription.
Unfortunately, it can be tricky to make time for a trip to the pharmacy when you’re working long hours. However, you
can make the most of the online pharmacy services that are designed especially for NHS repeat prescriptions. In a
nutshell, you can get your medication sent to your home address or your workplace without worrying about taking
time off to renew the prescription. Admittedly, it doesn’t replace regular checkups, but for long-term treatments
and complaints, it can make your health easier to manage.  


When you can’t make it to the gym
Everybody knows and understands the importance of physical activities. Exercising is a lot more than a matter of
vanity. When you work out, you also help your body to stay strong and fit, which ultimately is the key to a long and
happy life. According to the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine, while exercising is crucial, it doesn’t mean you should
hit the gym every day to notice improvements. In fact, something as simple as 30 minutes of interval training a week
can significantly reduce the risk of diabetes 2. When you think about it, you can achieve simple fitness goals in your
everyday life. Someone who uses public transport can use an earlier stop to walk more during the week and
alleviate symptoms of depression, for instance. The lesson here is that fitness comes in different shapes;
therefore, you can make it fit in your busy schedule. 


You don’t need to shorten your nights
Are you guilty of going to bed late and setting an early alarm clock? There’s so much you need to do, you can’t
afford to stay in bed for long! However, your body needs to rest to maintain its functions. You can’t stay healthy
on short nights and coffee. Chances are that your immune system will collapse in the long term. Unfortunately,
making time for sleeping can be challenging, especially if you find yourself accidentally procrastinating through
the day. Indeed, you may be wasting a lot of time without even noticing it. Failing to plan, for instance, can affect
your time management, which means that you’re forced to stay up to finish things. Catching up with your friends
online is essential, but you can’t afford to let social media take over your life. In other words, taking back control of
your days can free up more time to sleep and rest at night. 


Stop pushing yourself to work longer hours
Do you sometimes find your mind wandering when you’re in the middle of an important task? You’re desperately
trying to finish a time-demanding project, but you notice that your mind is getting slow and your ideas are lacking
creativity. While it might be tempting to push through, in reality, you need to take a step back. Taking
regular breaks can help you to stay focused and recharge your energy. More importantly, when you
refuse yourself a break, you are likely to end up being less productive. Indeed, breaks support creativity,
productivity and performance. In short, the more you force yourself to work throughout the day, the more likely
you are to need longer hours and run out of time to take care of your health. Additionally, dedicated extended period
to one single task without a pause increases your stress levels, which, in return, affect your immune system. For the sake
of your health, take a break. 


Time is of the essence when it comes to your health. Taking the time to be healthy is not a luxury, but an essential routine
you need to schedule in your day-to-day tasks. From time-saving tips that keep you on your toes to taking back control of
your time, there’s a lot you can do to bring back your health at the top of your priorities. 


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Saturday, 9 November 2019

Project 365 week 45

Sunday

Trying to stay positive, so headed to the Sunday car boot sale. Were more cars there than I expected there to be. I bought a box with 4 500 piece jigsaws in, cost me £1.50. Not that I have touched a jigsaw puzzle for a while.

Housework has been sadly neglected, the kitchen floor was rather grubby so I hoovered it, the hall and the bathroom and then washed them, they all run off each other so a fairly easy job.
Had one of the worst nights I have had for a while, much much more painful, could not even sit or stand comfortably. This time it was right up the side of my neck and into my ear, felt very much like an ear infection or my ears needing a good clean but I knew it was not. There are clinics that clean your ears for you, like this ear wax removal in London Shame as last night was a fairly good night with at least four hours sleep. Not sure if it was maybe crawling around the floor and leaning weight on my arm while I hand washed the floor - same way as it is always done.







Monday

After getting no sleep last night and being in so so much pain I got up to eat breakfast then later lunch, took painkillers and went back to bed, thought I might as well be miserable in peace. Got up at 4.45 pm and stayed up till bed time.

Another uncomfortable night but did get some sleep on and off.

We got this offer through the post today. Shame Birmingham is so far away and it involved four weekends ( when I should be working) as it sounds quite interesting, and all expenses paid.



Tuesday

Still swallowing pain killers and other tablets like they are going out of fashion. I don't think unless you have had an issue like this that you can understand just how depressed and miserable it makes you. I just want to be out of pain, even a short while would be nice. Anyway I got up today and we took the dog a walk. I know I lead a boring life but for now this is my life.




Wednesday

Out during the day just for a wander and to walk the dog. Trying to get out rather than sitting in feeling sorry for myself.

Another really really rough and painful night. No sleep had at all. Got up during the night on more than one occasion and just kept taking painkiller after painkiller, all to no avail. But I gather I must have taken far to many as by the morning I was feeling sick and very dizzy.

Downloaded a load of classical music to relax to and even tried putting that on but after about 45 mins it just annoyed me so I switched it off.

Bought some CBD oil to see if it helps, unfortunately you need to work up to a therapeutic dose slowly. Could take a while to work out the right dose.

The wee girl next door goes to Brownies and they were making gifts to give away but not to family. So how lovely she came and knocked on the door on her way home last night and said this was for us as she knows David ( hubby) likes his plants. Not be long until it flowers. Thank you E.





Thursday

Spent the morning being sick. Another day spent in bed.
Decided that all these strong painkillers are doing me no good what so ever. Not touching the pain in the least so what is the point of taking them? So going to wean myself of them, as you cant just stop them without withdrawal problems.
Phoned the GP to explain about the pain and see what other options he might have, he agreed to give me a few nights sleeping tablets. Sent hubby to pick up the prescription but they gave him the wrong one and it was to late to go back and get the right one.
So as a desperation measure I decided to try some prednisolone, an anti inflammatory, did not see as it could do any harm. Have to say was the best nights sleep I have had in weeks, certainly seemed to dull the pain.

No photos were taken today. But this was one from earlier in the week.



This is the MPI Adventure it's an offshore jackup installation vessel usually used for wind farm installations. The jacks are connected to the black metal uprights which get lowered through the hull and lift the boat clean out the water, hence jack up.
Once it's out the water it no longer needs engines or thrusters to hold it in position allowing for pin point installations of wind turbines with no wave effect as it's not sitting in water. Sitting off the Heads of Ayr, suppose to be laying cables near Ardrossan, just down the coast. Was last working down at the Robin Rigg windfarm down at the  Solway Firth ( so I am reliably told) 



Friday

Phoned the GP to say about the success I had had with the prednisolone and to see if it might be an alternative. It has been more successful than anything else I have taken in weeks. She agreed that my inflammatory markers had been up the last test they did but they had dismissed this as not high enough to be a problem. So she decided to do more blood tests and  see how they were still raised. So back on Tuesday for the results and see if I can talk them into trying to treat it as an inflammatory issue rather than  a neurological issue. GP had originally suspected it was inflammation.

Walked the dog while we are in the town. Enjoying the autumn colours reflecting on the duck pond.







Saturday

Tried the sleeping tablets last night. Was quite lucky as the pain had still not come back from last night. Did manage to drop off to sleep all right but woke at about 5am and could not get back to sleep as my left shoulder was rather sore. Hubby has moved back into our bed, he has been relegated to the spare room, so I had no room to spread out and try and get comfy so I just got up. Need to put the electric blanket on on the spare bed so I can move into it if need be.

The other night  I phoned DD1 to see if she had any chamomile tea, something I could drink that might help to settle me down, but she did not have any. But Fifi was working and being picked up by her dad at 22.30, and McD's is next door to Tesco so SIL1 picked some up for me. Fifi pushed them through the letter box but had to take them out the box to squash them through. They came in handy more than one night this week. Thanks you to them all for getting them for me.

DD3 came round for a visit for an hour as she had been down at DD1's catching up with them.



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Saturday, 2 November 2019

Project 365 week 44

Sunday

Well having the pain under control and sleeping at night I felt well enough to go back to work yesterday. Had support in place and was not stressed and not really sure what happened or why but last night my body rebelled big time. I ached from top to toe not just the lower arms and hands like a month ago but every part of me was on fire. Lower arms, hands, upper arms, shoulders, back, right ankle and knee, toes everything was cramping up and going numb, pins and needles and shooting pains like I have never felt before. The pain woke me at midnight and I could not get back to sleep. Nothing worked to calm it down and by the morning I was exhausted. I went into work but got sent home again.
Spent all day in so much pain, I just wanted to sleep but there was no chance of that.


I even tried the tens machine a dozen times over night and during the day but it was not cutting it either.




Monday

Phoned and made a GP appointment. This time I went in with a list of "what I wanted him to do" after I had explained all that had happened. So he agreed to wean me off the amitriptyline and wean me onto gabapentin, it works on the nerves just the same and is suppose to stop the nerve pain reaching the brain. Also taking high dose painkillers which seem to be doing nothing. He also agree to refer me to neurology. Sadly it could be months before I am seen.
DD3 has said she has gone private before for a consultation and then the consultant had shunted her across to the NHS for treatment so I ran this idea by the GP as well but he informed me neurology do not work that way and any scans etc I might need would also have to be paid for privately. Right now I would do anything not to be on this pain especially at night. Spoke to the local private hospital and the consultation plus MRI would be on the region of £2000. Believe me would be worth every penny if I had it.

Saw a fellow comper on Facebook was looking to start doing cross stitching as a challenge and she was looking for a hoop. I have a few but never worked out how to use them, so I made her up a package of a hoop and some bits and pieces and paid it forward to her.






Tuesday

Another night with less than two hours sleep. A friend of mine suggested a soak in a hot bath, sadly I don't have a bath so she offered me hers. So I took her up on her offer. Went for a nice long soak in her bath today. Left her a wee thank you.




Wednesday

So fed up of the pain. Could not get the GP I had been seeing on the phone so dropped in a note as had to go shopping anyway. Need to try and work out how I get from where I am to where I need to be without spending months on high doses of addictive pain killers being unable to lead any sort of life. Shopped and walked the dog.
There are times I wish I was a waccy baccy smoker or a drinker but I'm not.

Hubby found this tiny snail, his body is see through. Did take photos of him on hubby's finger nail but they were all blurry.





Thursday

Went back to a different GP, he had phoned and asked to see me after the note I dropped in. Trying to explain to me various things and why I cannot be referred to more than one specialist at a time, why he cannot send me for an MRI or nerve conductive tests as only a specialist can order them. My issue here is I wait X amount of months for neurology and they decide that is not my issue, and that specialist suggests it may be something else and I need to see another specialist and then have to wait months on that one.
I see where he is coming from but I just feel frustrated at this.

Walked the dog after that appointment, the reflection was lovely on the river.  Bought a spot of lunch before heading off for my occupational health appointment. He had hoped, as had I, that it had all settled down and I was better.
But he is trying to get me pushed up the waiting list by getting them to offer me a last minute cancellation. He is also going to see if some of the tests  that will be performed can be done while I am waiting on my appointment with the specialist. It is in his interest to get me back to work as quickly as possible and mine as well.







Friday

Another night of no sleep. The only thing that offers me any relief with my arm is walking. When ever I sit or lie down the pins and needles start from the fingers and move up to my shoulder and my whole arm is in such intense pain, reminds me of the trapped nerve I had a few years back except there was no respite from that. But if I get up and walk for approx 15 mins while rubbing my hand and arm it dies down....then builds back up over about half an hour....and so on it goes.

Bob wants a sewing machine for Christmas, but there is nowhere in his house that has space for one. So he asked if he could come and use mine. Hubby got it out the loft for him and threw some pieces of material down along with the cutting board and cutter. I advised him to start with 4-6 inch squares to practise sewing, but he cut 2 inch ones which were more difficult to work with.



We finished watching Beyond on Netflix. Been left open for series 3.


Saturday

Spent the night watching a series called the village on Netflix, based on a boys memories from 1914.

Had a parcel to post and needed to go to the chemist so combined the two with a dog walk. Spotted this bird nest in a electricity generator.



 Started watching Raising Dion tonight.


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