I have finally finished Eeyore.I am so pleased this IS the last one I am making!!!!
Paul and I were out for a meal very nice it was too I had a beef dinner. I also won a raffle prize a box of Thornton's chocolates. Big enough to share even? May be.
The new battery for the bike does not work, more parts needed they think. I am more than a bit mad as it cost over £300.00. Was it needed at all. Now I have to take the bike back in to see what else it can be. Maybe the throttle or the controller. Another £130.00 they think. I asked about a refund on the battery but they said there is no way of telling until the other bits are fitted as it still might be the battery. --OK
In town today my legs are very bad so painful at one point I did not think I was going to get home. Burning pain and swollen as well.
Pilate's went quite well. Legs still burning and painful, also a big bruise has come out. I have no idea how or when I got it. I am making Jamie-Lee a teddy bear as part of her Birthday present, the boys are getting one each as well, but there's are going to be lot bigger. Tommy-Lee would like a blue and pink one and Jay-Jay a bright green one, so a lot of sewing to do.
Woke up sweating and hot. Lindsay and Jamie-Lee here for the day.
My legs are still playing up. Now my hip has started too, my foot has swollen up and hurts a lot the same bit where it all started nine years ago. My head hurts and balance is very off I keep veering to the side.
Two Birthdays today--Tommy-Lee seven and Jamie-Lee one. They were both very excited.
When Lindsay's friend saw Jamie-Lee's Teddy she asked me to make her a blue one for a new baby. At this rate I will have Teddy Itus. I will start this later tonight.
Pain and swelling has lessened a bit, not by much though. The lady who Eeyore was made for is coming here today. She has no idea what is going on. I made one for Will her son a few years ago and ever since she has asked, even begged, for one. I kept saying no. Until now.
Bad headache later on the type that stops you even thinking. I am getting shooting pains from my neck. Not good.
Physio at last hopefully it will help with the pain. Still a lot of pain in most places.
Physio went like this-- one needle in each hand, also needles in my head to help ease the pain and swelling there. Not sure how many went in. Two ear pins in left ear. Next my knees were under attack. Needles were placed on outside of my knee with these little things placed on the ends. Moxa made from a weed/herb collected from some river banks called mugwort. This was set on fire and left to smoulder, after a while my left leg felt warm, my right took a lot longer to feel it even then not as much. Hopefully this will help with pain and swelling. As a lot of my joints and surrounding muscles are inflamed. I do hope so.
MoxibustionMoxibustion, often referred to simply as “moxa”, is a technique which utilizes burning of the herb mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris, or Ai Ye). Moxa warms the channels and invigorates the blood in the body by boosting the Yang Qi. Moxa brings energy into the body and increases circulation. It is used in treatment of deficiency conditions, cold conditions, and Qi or Blood stasis. These conditions include such things as chronic fatigue, arthritis, cold hands and feet, Reynaud’s syndrome, and menstrual cramps.
Warming Needle Moxibustion.Warming needle is when the moxa is applied to the handle of an inserted acupuncture needle. The energy from the burning moxa is transmitted down the needle to the heart of the acupuncture point, and also diffused to the area surrounding the needle. This technique is used for strong tonification of the Yang energy.
This is my last treatment until 2nd October when the new term starts.
Bike back in shop for another look. Later on I found that my bike needs what they thought, a new controller and throttle. Another £130.00. Going in next week after the parts come to be fixed.
Lindsay has asked me to make her two teddies for a friend to give to two young boys as presents from their Grandad, who is terminally ill.. A blue one and a yellow one. I have decided to make two smaller ones for the adults as its a sad case.
Paul and I are doing a car boot today as we have so much stuff we no longer need. This is an afternoon one so no early start. As you know my nights are very short. Everything went quite well we made £78.00.
The stuff I thought we would sell did not, other things I thought we would be stuck with went. We even sold some blank videos!
B12 injection today. this hurt the most it ever has. A lot of spasms in legs but on the whole a lot less pain everywhere. A lot colder day very windy. Cleaning up and more Ted sewing. Finished off the ones for the Grandad.
This will make six now I have made, with two more to do for Jay-Jay and Tommy-Lee. Many more and there will be picnics all round.
Pilates went ok quite a few spasms and a lot of shaking from my legs. Balance not good at all. I was still able to do the one leg stand a little less stable than usual but I did it... My neck I think has bean quite a bit better not as tight and stiff. The pillow, or the treatment from physio on the 10th?
Helen and Chris are here for a Chinese tea. Very good it was too. Chris's Birthday is next week but I am not here so he got his card and present early.
Woke to painful burning legs well I suppose its a change from spasms and cold legs.
I am out for the day at my friend Bev, at Beeston. An hour plus train ride. The train journey was a bit bumpy but not too much pain. The train goes to Nottingham first then onto Beeston. Not this time it had mechanical problems so on to another train. No one was too sure if this one stopped at Beeston, usually its a non stop station for this train as the one I got off goes there. Everyone I asked had a different answer for me. I boarded the train and the guard went through the stops over the tanoye system. Beeston being one of them. I sat back more relaxed. I had rung Bev and told her about the detour and would be there very soon. She meets me at the station.
Beeston was announced and I stood up to get off. I could not open the door I tried and tried. Looking round for some one to help, nobody anywhere. The train started moving again. PANIC as the next stop was quite a long way, Loughborough. Eventually someone came and helped me.
This was the sweet/tea trolley lady. She said, often the doors stick and wont open. She said she would stop with me until the next stop. What a day this is turning out to be. I tried to ring Bev but it kept going to answer machine she would be getting worried where I was. At Loughborourgh station I thanked the lady for her help and got off. I asked about the train back and waited for it to arrive. This was the same train I would be going back on to Lincoln later. Bev rung me she had left her phone in the car she said not to worry and would see me soon. Russ was there as well. I stood on the platform in quite a lot of pain. I took MORPHINE as I knew it had gone passed anything else. At last I was on the train very tired, soon arriving at Beeston. Russ met me off the train. Despite everything I had a good day. Nice to see them especially Russ. The train journey home uneventful.
Early hours of morning finally finished the big Teds off with scarfs. All done and ready to go. Just Jay-Jay's and Tommy-Lee's to do. Tommy's is just about done. I told them that I was doing the Teds for Grandad first and they were happy with that.
Bike back to the shop today hopefully this time back to proper working order.
Getting things sorted out as tomorrow I go to Halifax for a week to look after Timmy, Wayne and Wills cat. I wish I could take Summer but Timmy can be bit nervous and can at times, strike out with his claws. Paul will look after her.
My bike is all done at a cost of £130.00. Tried it out most things are right but not all. Pedeltec is a bit off (pedal assisted ride) I will sort it out after I come back from Halifax.
Off to Halifax, the journey was good not too much pain. Timmy was there to greet us and pleased to see us as well. I am also looking after the two cats next door.
Wills Eeyore needed sorting out, a bit of repair and re-stuffing so I did that, just need some black cotton to finish it off. I will get this when I go into Halifax town shopping.
Late night I had shooting pain in my neck when I turned round quick. The pain was off any scale.
Nice day very sunny and warm, did quite a bit of walking to Copley and Sowerby Bridge, places near by. Looked at the locks. I love watching these. When we did a weekend run with the running club along the Oxford to London Towpath. There were lots of these.
Met a man who said its GRIM up north.
Lincoln was a lot better place. I think Halifax and Yorkshire are lovely places very pretty. As you can see from these pictures.
Coming back home I was not too sure if I had the right road through a woodland so I asked a man who was looking for his dog who I found near by, something had spooked him and he had run off. Once reunited he said he lived in the same street as Wayne two doors away. Whats the chance of that. So he walked with me to Wayne's, about five minutes away. So I did not get lost this time like last year.
My neck feels a lot looser than it did after Saturday pain. I might have moved something for the better.
A cloudy day but not cold. Going to Halifax town centre to do a bit of shopping and look round. A lot of nice things to see and buy. I got the cotton so will be able to finish Eeyore off for Will. After a while I hurt everywhere, yesterdays walking up all them hills. I got the bus back home.
When I got back to the house I unlocked the door and could only push it open a little not enough to get in. Something was stuck behind it. I took off my coat and squeezed through the gap, a catalogue had wedged between the door and the foot mat well. Once removed I was able to go in properly. Good job I am not big.
All that walking yesterday a good day but very tired. I had a lay down and even managed a short sleep.
Finished off Eeyore a lot of stitching and molding into shape. I think its easier to do one from the start than redo one. He literary has bean taken apart to re stuff and alter him. All ready for Will when he gets back.
Pain has not bean too bad, yes, I have had pain but not extreme like some days. Burning a lot in my legs and feet. Even if the pain is reasonable, the burning is reluctant to back down much. I know the more I can walk the better it is for me. This is what a lot of people don't understand. Any other pain you would rest, RSD is different. Rest and you can get a lot worse even to the point of not walking at all. I know first hand it is not easy moving when everything is in spasms or bad pain. To move or even think of moving hurts, but so does sitting, for me anyway. RSD has to be tamed, or like a past physio said treat it like a naughty child--calm but firm.
This was taken from a website.
I have found that if I miss just one day of exercise, my foot will begin to ache and subtle CRPS/ RSD symptoms will creep back into my foot and leg. Therefore, regardless of the weather, or how ill I happen to feel (for example the flu), I walk at least 45 minutes nearly every day.