Well I haven't been on here for a while and so have a few updates....
Firstly, anniversary holiday to Spain was lovely. The journey there was uncomfortable and my hips were agony when we arrived but then three days in the sun was just bliss, pain free and lovely to just be able to sit and read in the sun!
When we arrived home I phoned the hospital, as I was told in January when I saw the consultant that he would see me in three months, well the three months is up and I've heard nothing and was told I'd have to just wait my turn.
I have withdrawn from the masters (MEd) module I was attempting to do, it's a loss of money which is a pain but I am just not up to it at the moment. I am still suffering badly from fatigue and could quite easily sleep all day some days, so reading anything (least of all education research stuff) just wasn't happening.
I have returned to work, after 2 months off, and still hate it. I feel like they just want to get rid of me but I am determined not to make it easy for them. I am currently trying to work out what I could do instead, and do have one idea that I am working on - slowly!
Last week was very painful, I woke on Monday with a sore throat, swollen glands and very stiff neck. It lasted until Wednesday, though one of the glands in my neck is still enlarged. On Thursday evening my shoulder flared, badly. I had an awful nights sleep, waking every time I rolled over but got up, took my NSAID's and hoped they would ease it somewhat during the day. Even driving to work, just having the seatbelt resting on my shoulder was horrible. I battled through the day, unable to use my right arm, carry my bag on my shoulder or open doors. When I got home i phoned the doctors, who called back within 20 minutes and prescribed me painkillers over the phone. At last I have got painkillers too, I knew it would get to this point, and they have been a life saver. I took 2 straight away and the relief was just amazing. I love Co-Codamol!!
It's still niggling a little tonight (too much typing!) so I will dose myself up before bed and hope for a pain free week!