Saturday, 20 November 2010

Saturday Nov 20th

It's three weeks since my last post. Three weeks of working three days a week. So what's new?
First of all I finished taking Aciclovir this week. My specialist said to finish off the supply and then continue taking Co-Trimoxazole three times a week only.
I can just about remember that. On work days I take my pills. Simples.

How do I feel? Well, I'm coping at work, except for my back and neck problems.
I've had arthritis in my neck for a few years and this is the time of year when it plays up. Add in a severe lower back pain and I'm immobile if I have to stand for more than a few minutes. Luckily my job is desk-bound.
On Fridays I have to take the post to the DX and main Post Offices. This involves a walk around the town centre and by the time I get back to the office I'm all in.
I've also gone shopping afterwards and by the time I get home I'm exhausted.
Yesterday I was able to go home without doing the shopping but even so I slept for twelve hours.
So I have a severe lack of stamina coupled with pain in my neck, pain in my lower back, both of which add to my not inconsiderable grumpiness. I hate this time of year, with its cold, its damp, and short days. Roll on next May!

I have started singing again. I sang three songs at a local Open Mike night two weeks ago (repeated again this week),and was approached with a view to rehearsing with a country/rockabilly band. So I've rehearsed with them twice. I'm not sure it'll come to anything. I have my own plans.

Last Saturday I was invited to open for Paul Wheater at a local church. I played for about 35 minutes and went down well. I have another appearance lined up in a church in Rushden next Saturday. These spots will keep me ticking over during the winter, weather and colds permitting.

Next week I will see my GP, touch base and arrange a repeat prescription for my drugs, and discuss what to do about the various aches and pains.

All in all, it's a much better place that I was in last year.

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