After the best run of health I've had since my lungs decided to play up something had to bring me down to earth. Well when I say something I mean something's!!
After surviving the recent heatwave by resting it out and running for every shady spot available I made the old mistake of sleeping with the windows open and the temperature took a drop. Yes you guessed it, I woke with one of those stiff neck things that you can get if you are in a draught. Its something that I have suffered before but never on this level, the pain was unbearable at times, it travelled from my shoulder one day and my arm another and then back again. . Using the computer key board was just too painful but I have been reading every ones posts when my browser decided it was ok for me to do so.
I have two fingers that are still numb and after a visit to my GP we decided that It was probably a trapped nerve, as I suspected rest was not the answer and to keep moving was the way back to health. Two weeks later it does seem to be working so fingers crossed.
If that wasn't enough an abscess decided to appear on my bum which made sitting down pretty painful, so back to the GP and more antibiotics and this was followed by 3 days of sickness and diarrhea that came just to kick me while I was down.
I was down and out but today I felt a change, everything is improving, the sun is still shinning and I got out and soaked up that great feeling of being well again.
Through all of this pain and suffering, the lungs held out pretty well and only occasionally was I left more breathless than usual but it kind of reminded me how lucky I was to normally only having to put up with breathlessness.
I can live with breathlessness but pain, well that's another thing all together.
Tony. To anyone out there who has to live in pain you have my greatest sympathy's and respect.