Well here we are in September, the leaves are turning brown and some are dropping off the trees. The conkers are getting big as well, but not many this year. We have had a lot of windy weather here so I think a few might have bean blown off.


Back to Pilate's nothing too strenuous as Jo wanted to break us in gently as its bean six weeks since the last session. Everything went well for me, a good session.

My hands have bean very bad the last few days. My hands go blue and white and numb. I am dropping things all the time. I dropped my mug and its bounced on the tiled kitchen floor, how I don't know as it should have shattered.

  The mug ended up with just a chip.

I suffer very badly from RAYNARD'S this affects my hands and feet but I think my hands suffer the worst. A combination of this and the RSD makes some every day things very difficult. Not all the time though.


The boys are back at school today and I think they look very smart don't you?
 Jay-Jay is in year 7 now- first term at Secondary School.
Tommy-Lee is in year 4 now.
Still getting used to there short hair, they like it better. I am not so sure.


Age UK today, not sure how this will go as the Kitchen  manger left last week. The new one will not start for a few weeks. I am still on the drinks plus any other jobs that come up. My friend Sheila is on the till today. We work very well together, I can usually work with most people though. Sheila just makes it more fum.
The day turned out good we all pulled together and there were no major problems. A good day for them.

I was in a lot of pain and took quite a few tablets. I am exhausted from lack of sleep. The night brings no relief for me. Just the opposite in fact, I get in to bed anywhere from 2am-- 4am. Body tired and just want to switch off. Pain usually starts in my legs and feet, then shoulders next, burning, jumping and electric shocks. Some parts hot, some very cold. My night is not very settled at all. I know a lot of you suffer like this.


Lindsay here today, the boys are tired and a bit grumpy. I think its from just starting back to school.
Jamie-Lee was a little madam as well.

I am still getting a lot of pain and discomfort as well. I know some is down to the weather getting colder.

I am doubling my GABAPENTIN to two in the morning and two at night, one at dinner still, may be this will help the nerve pain. I hope so.


Out today for dinner with Paul's IA crew. I had the beef dinner good it was. Also a ice cream for pudding. A good day, nice to see some of the other IA members. A couple were very generous and paid for mine and Paul's meal. Thank you both.


A bit better night, but still a lot of pain and spasms. Legs ice cold- body wet with sweat. Paul asked me if we should put on the winter quilt. I woke up cold a few times but also hot. At least I got a few hours sleep.

Going into town today. Tommy-Lees Birthday and Jamie-lees as well. Just need a few things.
John came for his cup of tea in the afternoon. He was very pleased as I had got him a cake. I make a few cakes usually, but not this week. Paul and I had one too. Very tasty. I know John enjoyed his.


Happy Birthday Tommy-Lee and Jamie-Lee. Nine and three today. Lindsay said they were both very excited.

 Tommy-Lee with his GO-Pro
Jamie-Lee with her new doll.

We are all out for a meal with them all later tonight. After we got back present time again for them both.

Bed times I am beginning to dread. I feel like I am on a scary ride and I can't get off. All the pain seems to be ten times worst at night. Still wide awake at gone four am, Please body and brain get together and switch off. I can see why some people go down the KETTAMINE route. This is not for me though too risky.... This treatment is not available in UK anyway.  I would just like to have a pain free night or day even.

My hands are still the same, writing this, I look down at them and they are blue and white and numb.
This makes typing hard and costly mistakes can be made. Like deleting the whole lot. Thank goodness for the back/undo button.


Up around eight am. This should have bean a Pilate's day but Jo had a few problems so not on today.
I made the children a Birthday cake to share, they said this would be fine.

Can you spot the mistake? I did not, neither did five others.

I am going tonight to take it to them and stop a while. Paul is dropping me off. He is out him self to night.


I took these pictures of Summer and her best friend Mr Ginge.

Today I am getting the front room ready for decorating, taking all the ornaments out and as much stuff as I can. I don't feel that good but it needs to be done. Taking the cushions up stairs I scraped my arm on the door frame its a bit sore.


Age UK--- what a day my friend Sheila is on holiday, so no one to man the till and take the orders. Some was supposed to be on at eleven but that did not happen. I ended up doing it and the drinks. I am not used to the till and was shown a different way to what I was shown a few months ago. Putting in the amount tendered. I managed with a bit of help and the day was saved. Very tired when I got home but still enjoyable all the same. Sheila is away another week so it might be a repeat of today again. Bad head later.


A cold and sore throat now all red and swollen on the right side. A cough as well, one of those where you cough and cough and still get no relief apart from gunk coming up. I knew some thing was happening to me. A cold at this time is not good, dentist for the filling that dropped out twice. Pilate's and acupuncture this week.  
In the afternoon I did a bit of stripping, feel rough but it needs doing.


Tommy-Lee is playing football today, Paul has gone to watch. I have got Jamie-Lee, she has bean ill as well cold, cough. We were a right pair together.

After she was picked up more stripping in the front room. Paul helping this time with the steam stripper. This worked very well and we got loads done. Still hard going though, this paper did not want to come off. I think doing something when you can, will help a cold or me any way.


Not a good night, found it hard to breathe at times and whole body was jumping. I washed the curtains  and the backing has come away in places. Washed as it said so they must be just old. Now we need to get new ones. We have got I think, everything else we need for the new front room. We finished stripping off all the paper now. What a big job it was too.


I feel very choked up, and bunged up as well. Acupuncture day- I hope they can help a bit, as extra pain all round because of my cold.

Acue turned out to be a big session treated by a lovely girl called Preeti. I have not seen her before.
We talked for a while getting me updated from last time. The treatment started with my legs. Ten needles in each some very painful, next eight in each arm hand, some of these were put between my fingers to try to help me stop dropping things. They were quite painful. One in the top of my head then one more in my forehead. Some of these hopefully will help with my cold and clearing my tubes.
I was left to relax a while. When Preeti came back all the needles were taken out. Now time for the next part, eight more needles in my shoulders and back. My right shoulder really hurt. In fact a lot of the needles hurt this time. The needles were out, then I had a massage on my shoulders and upper back this was weird- painful yes, very at times, but nice and relaxing in a way. Preeti said I was very tight in my shoulders and back. I said this is one of the better days as well. Every where tingled and I felt like I was glowing. Pity this affect does not last. I said thank you and went on my way. A cup of tea first at the cafe. I stood at the counter and dropped the hot tea all over just missing my legs, they were splashed but other than that I was alright. Not so good for the floor and counter though. I told the lady how sorry I was. The mess was soon cleaned up.

Paul picked me up and we went to the Dunelm Mills store to get curtains and nets. We got both too.
Later that night I coughed up loads of stuff and my nose just streamed. Reaction or just coincidence?
I felt so tired. but a lot clearer in my tubes.


Pilates-- Jo is not here this week but the class is being taken by Jeff, we have seen him a few times when he has stood in for Jo. A good class too. He can be very funny at times and making jokes. I enjoyed it.

My chest is tight but on the whole I feel a lot lighter. Quite a bit of pain in my shoulders more so the right side. They both tingle and burn. Did not do too much when I got back. My arm started bleading in the bath and its very sore now. 


When Summer and I were out this morning we saw this truck--- Nice.


Dentist again to refill tooth again, the dentist said this is different tooth? I don't think so. I am looking back over the past year to see when the fillings were done. Dentist charges are high enough without repaying twice for treatment.

A bit of shopping in town then back to wallpapering with Paul. Now for the easy bit, and I think  most enjoyable seeing a new room come together.
We did well and got a lot done. I feel very drained tonight, up very late last night.

My arm is very sore looks a bit gungy, hope its not infected. Weird as if the arm does not have enough to cope with, the RSD gives it more pain.

I did not feel tired, well I do, but my brain does not---so no sleep just yet. I finally went to bed after four am.


Age UK - not a good day for me. Only bean there ten minutes and I had knocked the top off the coffee filter machine and it fell on Diane and also the front bit off the fridge shelf. Spoons and mugs I dropped plus a glass which shattered as it hit the floor, bits everywhere. Never mind I did not hurt anyone. Apart from that a good day, steady but not too busy. Some one manned the till as well, that was good. Still suffering from the cold and cough.
Arm very hyper sensitive today, painful to touch and nerve pain shooting just about everywhere.


Cleaning chair and settee out front room coming up quite good. When summer is a bit wet after her walk she tends to rub herself along the bottom of them leaving marks. Maybe I don't think I do a good enough job drying her or she just likes the feel of it. She has not bean very happy as her usual routine has bean upset, not long now Summer.

Lindsay here with everyone for a while. Jay-Jay likes his new school and even though he said he would not make new friends, seems to have lots. Tommy-Lee is happy in his new year.


Not a good night lot of pain arm foot and now hip is playing up. The nerve pain is shooting down my leg then upsetting my arm and anything it can. Even though it hurts to move I know I need to and this will help. This is not a new thing, it's been going on a few years now. My hip moves very slightly out of alignment and traps the nerves and upsets everything. This can last hours or days even weeks in the past. Hope its the less of them all. Quite a few extra tablets today.

Getting things back in the front room looking good, very light.

 Just about all done.

The last few days have bean more like Summer so its bean good for decorating and me. I know Winter is just around the corner. Not good for RSD maybe this one will be better this year. After all the seizures seem to have settled for now.    


Bit better night, but nothing to party about. Pain has reduced a bit, hip is now bearable hopefully not loads of extra tablets today. I am able to move a lot better, even my arm does not look as bad. This I am very pleased about as I don't really want to go on ANTIBIOTICS.

Got a lot of ironing to-do as not bean doing too much apart from the front room.


Woke to a violent headache between the eyes. the sort that makes you feel dizzy and sick. I will try to work it off, sometimes a walk on the common helps.

Cleaning, and still knitting the Age UK hats- yes still-- soon I will put a picture up when they are all done.

Headache did go late afternoon.


Another bad head--

Pilate's Jo is back today, a good session quite active today.

I am sorting out my porcelain dolls, not as easy as you would think. A lot of the clothes need washing. So first undress the doll, take a picture so I know which clothes go on which doll. Wash dresses by hand, when dried put them back on. Do their hair and wipe down the face and hands.  (Baby wipes do a very good job, in fact baby wipes are good for a lot of small marks on clothes) They do look good now all of them look a lot brighter.

I feel very drained I just wish I could sleep better. People say go to bed but it does not work like that. My body wants to crash but my brain is saying lets PARTY.


Woke up sweating and dizzy. One day I will wake up and feel like I have had a good sleep, one day.
Back seemed to have calmed down a bit now.
The weather is turning colder now winter in on the way. Not a good thing for RSD suffers. I have already had a few Raynard's attacks.

More doll sorting should all  be done today. 
All done.


Age UK Sheila back, so a better day. Quite steady but not over busy. The lift has bean broke for the last two weeks so some regulars have not bean coming in.
Bit of shopping in town as it's Paul's Birthday tomorrow. I have booked a few days Holiday for us from 4th October - 9th. More about this at a later date.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAUL, Hope you have a better one this year--- this time last year I was in Hospital and stayed there for six weeks. 

Paul and Summer opening presents.

Wayne is here as well for the night. Lindsay will be here later. We are going out for a Chinese meal later, just the adults Tommy-Lee was not very impressed but they can't go everytime.

Paul looking smart on his big day.
Tracy, Lindsay and Wayne.
  Me of course.

Not too sure what we ate but it made us go a bit funny. Wayne was OK though.


A good night last night. Wayne going back to Halifax later. He is putting Windows 10 on my laptop.

I looked on the Web for information about my teeth breaking and was shocked about the findings.
A lot is caused by my medication I know. Also I found out that why teeth crumble and break it's a dry mouth and not enough saliva in the mouth to wash away the bacteria. Caused by ???  guess what RSD. Tablets have a lot to do with it as well, If I did not have the RSD I would not be on the strong stuff. More pain caused by this dreaded RSD.
I have bean sucking sweets the worst thing I could do. Going to try some chewing gum to keep my mouth moist..

On a good note though Tommy-Lee scored a goal at his match. Well done mate.

 Well done Tommy-Lee.


Acupuncture today so that always helps me. This went well, pretty much the same as last time but not as many needles. Thirty one in total hands, arms, legs, right heal. I have bean having a lot of problems with this while walking. A lot of pain and burning. Three in my face for relieving the choked up feeling in my throat and nose like last time. Five in my shoulders and neck. Thirty two in all not as many as last time. Afterwards I felt good. Very tired though.


Pilates--Jeff today as Jo's not too good hopefully back next week.  I enjoyed the session as I said before Jeff can be quite funny. I do most, stood up down and some of the moves are quite demanding. A good day for me.

Not as clogged up in my nose and throat today. A lot of people knock Acupuncture, but I know
someone you did, and then needed some treatment themselves. After a few sessions they changed their mind.. Nothing works for everyone though.

Well another Blog done and getting close to the end of the year. Another year of RSD. I often wonder what I would be doing if RSD had not entered my life when it did. Hopefully I would be still running and would have done my Marathon. RSD has robbed me of so much, but it could have bean a lot worse. At least I can still get about, painful most of the time. There are a lot of RSD suffers that are house bound.

On a better note my two best friends
 Mr Ginge.

I wish everyone all the best love Gill.

August-Summer fun (mostly).

August 1st

Heading off to see Wayne today, and stopping over night, (Summer has gone to Lindsay's) we have presents and a cake plus things from Lindsay and family.
Left home about 11am got stuck in traffic so did not arrived till about 2pm. I hurt quite a bit as well. Seeing we were taking longer to get there, we did not want to risk getting stuck in more traffic so we slowly went on as fast as the jam allowed. After we rested Wayne cooked us some chips, good they were too, we then sat down and chatted for the rest of the afternoon. For Wayne's birthday treat we went to a place in Halifax called "Ziggy's" a family run Indian buffet restaurant.
Very good it was too I am not a big fan of Indian, but this was very good, not greasy or too strong at all, very enjoyable for all of us.

When we had eaten more than we should have we waddled back to the car. Once home we watched the new Jurassic Park film "Jurassic World". This I enjoyed too. Paul went to bed and Wayne and I talked and watched TV.


Did a bit of gardening for Wayne, looks nice again. Warm and no rain today, yesterday it rained most of it. I was still feeling the effects of last nights pig out and felt very bloated. All too soon it was time to head back to Lincoln. A straight journey home getting back to Lincoln about 9pm. We picked up Summer, the children did not want her to go. Jamie-Lee was in bed but Lindsay let her down for a while so long as she went back to bed with no fuss. She did I was told the next day.

I feel ok but very tired and some pain as well. Hopefully my bath will help that.


Not a good night, awake a lot and up before 8am. I have a lot of pain for some unknown reason, in my left knee above the knee cap. Not had this before, its usually the other knee and then below the knee. There is quite a bit of what seems like  fluid around it.

My friend Bev is here today. Russ is also here a bit later on. They are both well. Good to see them looking so good.

Jay-Jay and Tommy-Lee are staying the night, so fun all around. Lindsay's here some of the day with Jamie-Lee. The boys were good and mostly did as they were asked to do.

I have bean bitten in various places and they hurt and are itchy. A big bite on my left foot hurts just as much on my right one. White Tiger Balm helps insect bites by calming them down and revealing the pain as well.


The boys had a good night, not so good for me. They came with me on the common and played with Summer and her ball. They enjoyed it and I know Summer did.
Later we gave Summer a bath all snowy white now and so soft.
 Summer all clean and pretty.

Lindsay and Jamie-Lee came to get the boys and everyone headed off home. A nice two days I think we all enjoyed it.


Up early as going to Sheffield Hospital for CODE STUDY appointment, the Doctor was a very under standing man. Asked lots of questions as well. I have not had a seizure for over 8 weeks. Hope this is the last of them. Because of this, the CODE STUDY has ended because without seizures there is nothing to study. I am to go back in December. Dinner at Morrison's then home.


Age Uk-- I have bean promoted to serving up the dinners, quite hot as you are standing near red hot ovens and hotplates. Also the food is kept hot by baymeries, more heat. I still enjoyed it though.

I did some shopping for Lindsay and family, I got them some bits for the Holiday. A long day but enjoyable all the same.


Sorting out things for the Holiday. On Monday we are going to Hopton on Sea near Great Yarmouth.
Summer as well. We have a big secret as well. That will be told tomorrow.

My left hip is not good also my back is hurting more than usual. Went to see Ben next door he is doing good and wished us all a good Holiday. This is the first week away for awhile.. Two years ago we went to see Andrew in Amsterdam. Last year nothing We should have gone away for a week but I ended up in Hospital. This year York for my Birthday. I am really looking forward to this week. The travelling will not be good as its a long journey. A lot of stops will be called for. Some for Summer as well, a big day for her too as she does not go in the car too much.

Phone call from Lindsay--- three other boys have set about Jay-Jay and Tommy-Lee. Jay-Jays Aikido came in to being as he got one in a head lock. Unfortunately this left the others to get Tommy-Lee he got punched in the face. Lindsay said it will be a right shiner. Poor Tom.


Everything sorted and just about ready to set off when we feel its right. Summer is quite calm, she is not too sure what is going on. Her basket is packed with her toys and bits.  She thinks she is going to Lindsay's I would say.

Well loaded up some of Lindsay stuff as well. Yes Lindsay and family plus Tracy are going to the same place. The boys do not know this at all. That was the secret I said earlier.

The journey was good, Summer settled down well. She spent some time on my knee though.

We arrived about five, Lindsay was already there. She told the children they were going for a look around the park and came to us. They were so surprised, their faces were a picture. Jamie had said for weeks that she wanted Summer to go on Holiday with them.

Jay-Jay liked our caravan better than there's. They were both very nice lots of room, its the best one we have had, it even had an en suite to our bedroom,  but we have not had a caravan holiday for about ten years. So much  better now. Tommy-Lee is bruised and has a start of a black eye.

 Our home for the week.
 Summer wondering whats going on.
She soon made her self at home. 

Inside was very nice.
 Inside Lindsay van.

I went to bed usual time about 2.30am. Summer got in her basket after being told it was bed time. I got into bed, I left the door open. Soon I heard a Pitter patter on the kitchen floor, Summer's looking for me.. I said bedtime Summer and she went back to her basket. A few minutes later the same again I said bedtime Summer, she went back to bed. That was the last I heard from her. She was very tired though.


I slept quite well I was a bit worried that it would be too hot but it was ok. I did have the window wide open though.
Summer came on the bed with me.

We had the boys while Lindsay and Tracy went shopping. In the afternoon we tried out the outside pool not bad a little chilly but ok for me. My legs and feet did spasm up a few times.
A nice pool, there is a very warm inside pool as well but its quite noisy. A nice splash around with everyone.

Later it was all back to our van for tea. I cooked sausage and veg for use all. Good too- after all that swimming. Everyone was hungry and ate well. Summer has settled in and liked her walk around the park. A very warm day, I can take all this- better for the RSD.

Night time we went to the amusements Summer too she got lots of attention.

Summer did the same as last night looking for me. She went back to bed as soon as she knew I was close by. She is a good Girl.


Woke to early rain, but not for long, the sun came shining though and looked like being very warm again.

  Jamie-Lee before the accident.

In the afternoon disaster struck,Jamie-Lee had diclocated her arm and was in a lot of pain.

Paul took Lindsay and her to the hospital. I had the boys and were in the pool inside and out, it is quite noisy in the inside one. Jamie and Lindsay came back her arm all fixed.  The hospital said its a" pulled elbow" more than a dislocation. She was pain free now and feeling a lot better. Poor Jamie-Lee she dislocated her shoulder earlier this year. As she gets older this will stop.

 All better a very brave girl.


Sunny again- took Summer on a walk around the park we found a patch of grass where we could play football and rounders, with out the risk of breaking any windows.

 On the beach today, its a lovely beach all done for this year.


In the afternoon we played on the grass we saw earlier, having fun running around.

Most of the games were made up or a mixture of football rounder and anything else we could think of. A good time even Summer joined in and loved it running around without her lead on.

After tea we went to the amusements again. I won a Lego keyring with the two pence drop. I know what you are all thinking. I put loads in. NO I had a pound I came back with  ninety pence.

Lego man- plus other bits we won or had won for us throughout the week..

Jamie-Lee having a ride.
Summer too.

The children on the mini go Karts.
 A duck, Tracy won for Paul.

Rain just as we were going back to the van. A lovely day it has bean warm but a bit humid storms somewhere close I think, may be us soon.

I bashed my foot on the bedroom door. the pain sheared through my body like I was being electrocuted. This took a long time to go down to a manageable level. I did my breathing and just about coped.

Hours later it still hurt and all there was to see was a tiny mark where my foot had hit the door. DAM this RSD you are not going to ruin another holiday.

Summer settled straight down and went to sleep no Pitter pattering, to see me. I was pleased about this as it shows she is content and happy.


An unsettled night a lot of pain no doubt from the bashed foot. Summer and I found a track going to Gorleston she was off her lead most of the time. That must have bean as nice for her as it was for me, as she did not pull my arms when she spotted something to sniff, about every few feet. She is a very sniffy dog, I think all Terriers are.

Today we are going to Hemsby Megamaze.

This is a maze made out of maize a big thing in America. Plus other play things like football Practice, trampoline, tractors, go karts and more.
Tracy and I tried out the go-karts. Not easy, we had a double one, but just one peddling, this kart we had only had one peddle. Very hard to get going. I think we only managed it going down hill.

 Tracy and I on the go karts making it look hard..
The children played on the other thing, Jay-Jay and Tommy-Lee did have a go on the karts and found it easier than us. A very good day and cheap I think. Oh we did have a burger each as well. They farm and rear there own produce.

 We had dinner then went in the Maze 
The idea is to collect stamps to get a message at the end. 
Easier said than done there were ten to collect. Everywhere looked the same, we were going round in circles at times. We did it though. Very tired and hot, we sat a while and had  drinks and snacks.

Rain late at night, the boys said how noisy it was. We used to live in a caravan when we were first married and the noise would wake use up. so yes boy, it is noisy


Paul came with me for Summers walk this time. we went a different way today, Summer went on the beach she thought it was good. Running around and dodging the waves. There is only a small bit of beach as the tide was in. As you can see in this picture.


When the sea got near Summer, she went near the rocks, I don't think she wanted to get her feet wet.
This is a video of Summer making sand Angels and having fun..

We saw some sandpipers in there nests too, in the cliffs.

In the afternoon we went swimming, outdoor pool for me and the boys. Indoor for everyone else.




After swimming we had a BBQ at Lindsay's, we all enjoyed the food.Summer had a sausage.



Paul came with me to take Summer. We all went on the track I first found on the 14th. These are the pictures of what I think looks like a dinosaurs head.


What do you think?

After more swimming. The boys taught me how to swim under water. My bum kept popping up. I earned the name Nana Big BUM. Tommy-Lee learnt to swim a lot better too. The trouble with Tommy-Lee was he kept going under the water and found it hard to float. He did very well.

A good day but not with out PAIN.

Night time Paul took us all out for a Toby Carvery. Very nice- I ate too much. Arcades later and I put a two pence in and got a Minions key ring. He just dropped out, lucky or what eh. The whole time I have bean here I think I have spent no more than three pound on the slot machines. Well Paul has!
Well last night here and its bean a good week. Cold night I woke a few times cold but then hot as well.

 Paul and Jay-Jay.

Near by there was a British Gas sign Paul used to work for them so he though it was right to have a picture.

Around the park.
 So good!!!
 No not so good.
 Lindsay and Tracy.
 The young uns.
 A lake with a wrap around golf course.
Very posh.


Jamie-Lees favourite.
Fast asleep with Anxious.
Tommy and I look very tired.
 Is he asleep?
Now Jamie-Lee.
The boys got temporary tattoos
 She looks so tiny in this picture.


 Pig down.



Homeward bound today. Summer is not too sure what is happening. Everything loaded and we set off. Summer and I are in the back. This is better for her as she has her basket so she can go to sleep in it when she wants. Most of the time though, she sat on my knee. The journey home was good no extra pain.

We arrived home round about two pm. Got the bags sorted and also the washing to do later, about six loads to do. Lindsay will have loads more. I am very tired and ache a lot hopefully after a sleep I will feel better.

I had a phone call from Age UK asking me to go in earlier on Friday. No problem with this. Also I was asked if I could do more hours. No I am doing well at the moment so I don't want to push it. Seizure free since 25th May. I feel quite good most of the time too.


Rain most of the day.

Today I have got ACUE, being administered by Amy. Things went well. Needles in my head, neck and shoulders. Arms, feet and legs. Also GLIDING CUPPING to my shoulders and back. The college where I go for treatment has a gym and a HYDRO POOL I can use this so next time so I will give it a try. The warm water pool helped on holiday and this is a lot warmer. Fingers crossed, I will let you all know how it goes. Walking home I hurt and had a bad head, a storm was brewing I think.

I have bruising to my shoulder and back where the cupping was done, but only on the left side. The right side where all this RSD started has not bruised up.

Jay-Jay has hit his head on the mantle piece he got a bit over enthusiastic playing a video game. a small cut more not too deep. First Tommy-lee with his beating up. Then Jamie-Lee with her pulled elbow, then Jay-Jay with his head. Whats going on are they taking it in turns???

I am looking after the cats over the weekend again for Andy, the same cats I looked after with the kittens. The kittens have long gone so just the two of them.


Not a good night hot/cold sweating pain spasms, everything possible I think. Not much sleep either.
I think the cupping is not as affective for my shoulders as ACUE PRESSURE.
Age Uk as I said a little earlier today. A very busy day and so humid. I felt very drained when I came home.


Again not a good night. Lindsay is here on her own as the gang are at there dads. Nice to have the piece for a change. Not to be, she started a water fight with the children (4 and 9) next door. They loved it and Lindsay got very wet. They are Polish and the older one speaks good English but the young one does not. Somehow we communicate with him.

Night time I was working on my blog upstairs, and I looked down and saw a cat next to me. I thought time to lower my morphine, (if you have too much you can hallucinate). I looked again the cat was very real. He was scared and crying, he ran in to the next room and shot up the curtains and ran along the shelf.  I managed to catch him, at cost to me he dug his claws in and cried a lot. I held on to him and tried to calm him down. I shouted to Paul to get Summer away and took him downstairs. Claws still dug deep in my arm. I released him outside and he jumped over the wall. Blood poured from my arm and it was very painful.  I think the cat somehow just got the wrong house.
I think it lived further down the street, I hope it did not hurt itself and calmed down a bit.

Later I was in a lot of pain from my arm as well as RSD pain. Electric shock type.


Going to see Tommy-Lee play football, it's his first proper match. The team have not bean together long and they are the Hykeham Tigers under tens. .

They did good playing Welton's under thirteen's A team- and some were a lot bigger than them. They did not win but gave them a run for there money. I think Tommy-Lee was pleased with himself. He should be.

In action-- number 10.

They came to our house for dinner. They played outside till the rain started. Soon after they went home-- peace for me.


Today Paul and I are going on the Lincoln Barons Charter Trail
We started uphill at the Lincolnshire Life Museum and worked our way around and down, ending up off the High Street in St. Marks Square. A good day. Tired and a lot of pain other wise good.


Here are 6 of the Barons you can learn more by clicking on the link.

We ended up having tea at Yo-Yo's of Beijing, a Chinese Buffet Restaurant. Very good too.


Had 2 of the children for a while last night  while Tommy-Lee was at football training.
Later I did some machining as I am making 6 head cushions for Jo for Pilates. Went quite good and got them all done.


The boys slept here last night.

Busy day ahead. Age UK then heading to Nottingham to get a dolls house for Jamie-Lee's Birthday from Lindsay. Also going to see my Sister in law Pam and Brother in law Malc. Its Pam's Birthday today.

 Flowers that Paul bought me.

Quite a lot of pain in my left hip, right foot and both knees.

Jay-Jay and Tommy-Lee played on the Wii its a while since it was used so they enjoyed it. They have a X box and Playstation 3. Lindsay has a Wii. A good night, nice to have someone here to talk to.


The boys spent last night here as well. Jay-Jay fell and hurt his knee, looks very sore, he was brave though. Lindsay and Jamie joined us later. The boys had their hair cut ready for School next week. I am still getting used to it being short.

The children went to their Dads- just leaving Lindsay and I. Paul was watching Lincoln City play. A quite afternoon. Lindsay was pleased with the Dolls house.


Sad day--- my proper running trainers have finally died. They are at least 15 years old so they have done very well. Since getting RSD I have used them for leisure. Run loads of miles in them, races and training, wish I could now. Good memories though.

Bye Bye you did me proud.

A full month this time lots going on. Hope you have had a good Summer and hopefully still more sun and warm days to come.
All the best to you all Love Gill.

Leaving comments...

Some people I am told are having trouble leaving a comment.This should help.

Click on to comment next to envelope, at bottom of each posting, write comment, copy Text in box the same as shown, choose ID, click on anonymous, see preview, publish.

You can always leave your name in the comment if you wish.