3rd session with the physio today. As I had had my sub clavicle something or other injected on the 18th November, she really put me through it. Shoulder was really painful afterwards but has settled down as the day has worn on. I have also got a resistance band to use - bright yellow - Berry has been eyeing it up as something else to play with! I have to use it 4 times a day in sessions of 10 at a time. I have to hold it between my hands, twisted round my hands, keep my elbows tight into the sides and then move my right hand away which apparently will move the shoulder joint. I see her again in January. She is pleased that there is better movement in the joint and I also have to watch my posture as well. I also have to put my fingers on the shoulder and move the shoulder back without moving my fingers. Not as easy as it sounds. But anything which gets it more or less back to normal has to be a good thing.
It has been pouring with rain with very high storm force gusts. The rain has been thrown against the house and all the gutters are running and overloaded. Berry keeps growling at the noise. We had floods the other week when the sea came over the sea walls but fortunately, did not do too much damage. At the moment, no flood warnings are out along the coasts.
We were ok as on slightly higher ground. It would take a flood 100' high before we are inundated as the marshes and river flood plain protect the village. Also very cold again -wind chill factor rather than icy weather. But cold again tomorrow and snow is threatened in the next few days. Just hope it is not as bad as the last 2 winters - got really fed up with that.
Himself has gone off to his Rotary meeting so I guess I will have to take Tilly for a brief walk this evening unless he is back before 10. Been in my lovely warm jodhpurs and boots all day - I can recommend jodhpurs which are very cosy and much better than jeans which seem to let all the draughts through and are very cold unless you have leggings underneath.
Went down to Boots to get some stuff this morning - couldn't believe the amount of traffic on the roads and everyone trying to get into our big Tesco's. Talk about stocking up for a seige. I really don't understand this mad dash to stock up with vast quantities of food when the holiday is only for 3 days! Shops will be open Xmas Eve and open again on the Wednesday anyway. I already have the Ham ready for Boxing Day and we are out Xmas Day at friends. So it is really the normal food + some extras such as cream, extra milk and extra loaf of bread but I can always make some if we run short, sausage rolls and mince pies.
Just about ready for Xmas - all the presents bought but haven't yet done any cards - will do them this weekend. Tree comes in on the Sunday before Xmas and we have some carol services to go to followed by hot mince pies and mulled wine + a friend's birthday party Xmas Eve.
Forgot my MTX yesterday so have had to have it this morning which has pushed back the Enbrel to tomorrow. I must admit after the first 4 weeks of nausea, the increased dosage of MTX seems to be working. Wrists are hot today and the odd creak from knees and shoulders but otherwise not too bad at all. Did have to have a couple of days of Nurofen earlier in the week as knees and feet hurt very much as did the shoulders and elbows - think it may have been caused by the tail end of the cold as everything ached for 10 days anyway.
Hope everyone has a lovely Xmas and New Year and remain relatively free of pain and other problems. LavendarLady x