Hi. I've not managed to get on here for a few days. I've been suffering so badly with not only the usual neck, shoulder, arm and back pains, but now my legs are starting to be affected. Going up and down the stairs especially, it feels like my left knee wants to give way under me, and had various aches and pains around the knee area on right leg.
I've also had very little use of my left arm, even resorting to wearing a sling! The pain has been from my shoulder, all the way down to my hand. It's made things very difficult when I've been trying to help pack up my Nephews room, and generally trying to do my part with the family. Others who have read my previous blog "introducing myself" will know the circumstances we're going through at the moment. The last thing I need is to feel useless, and I can't complain or comment on my pains when my sister-in-law is in constant unbearable pain, and waiting for the end to come.
When my nieces and nephew asked what I'd done to my arm, I just said that it has been a bit sore for a couple of days and I'm just resting it. My youngest niece is only 18 months old, and always manages to throw herself on whichever part of my body is in the most pain, without fail!
I'm looking forward to my physio appointment on March 5th, in the hopes that they can do something to ease the pains, but we've also just made the decision to move in about 5 months, and I'm worried about continuing treatment in the new location. It's a bit out in the sticks, and with me not being able to drive more than short distances due to the pain it causes, I'll have to rely on my husband being available to take me for any appointments. At the moment, I have a wonderful friend I can always call upon to take me to the doctor or hospital, but that will all change once we move, as it's some considerable distance from here.
Although I know the move is the right thing to do, I will miss my circle of friends here so much. We have a really nice mix of friends who are all part of a close knit community, and all sort of understand my condition as best they can, and who are incredibly supportive of our current situation. As yet, I haven't told them of the move, as it's only just been arranged in the last few days.