My physio continues with some improvement, and thanks to another round of injections almost 3 weeks ago I am getting relief from my facial pain again.
The physio stuck a big strip of special tape across my misbehaving shoulder yesterday. This is to stretch out the muscle into to a "good" position rather than let it contract into its preferred, "bad" position, which then causes pain. The only problem with the tape is that the stretched out muscles don't like being in this position so I've got this niggly pain again. I suppose it's going to happen, it's like sitting on your foot for half an hour, then it hurts when you stand up on it. It must be like trying to ride a bike when you've not done it for a while - all those leg muscles complain because they're not used to behaving in a certain way. But after a while you get used to it.
I have until Saturday lunchtime then the tape can be removed!
In the meantime, it occurred to me that it might actually be worth trying a dose of old-fashioned paracetamol every 4 hours. Now that I have written this down it means I will actually do something about finding the paracetamol in the cupboard instead of forgetting it.
I have had the recurring thought of, "here we go again, why does everything have to hurt?" but I'm pushing it away. And if it ever stops raining I might even venture back onto my bike, now that it's been spruced up...