I can hardly believe we are already in April. The trees have got buds just waiting to open up at the first a bit of warm sunshine.
Back at Pilate's all went well a bit stiff though.
I had the boys while Lindsay popped into town they both have now got glasses. Jay-Jay's are very similar to mine.
They had a good time with me and Jay-Jay showed me how to delete a memory stick.
When Lindsay came back she dressed Summer up.
I am having a quite day, popped in to see Ben and a neighbour who's cat has three kittens. Very sweet.
Not a good night, awake a lot in pain, at least my arm is not as swollen. The bruising has come out and swelling has gone down slightly.
Took Summer for her walk on my own today. Very nice but a lot colder than the last few days. I can not use my right arm to hold Summer's lead. But guess what I have another hand. That what Wietse would have said to me. I enjoyed the walk a lot as most of you know I am an outdoor person.
Went out for dinner today, very good it was too, nice company and good food as well.
Acupuncture, I saw Katie today she had a bit of a cold. A lot of needles today 31 in all. A mixed reaction some very painful, some shooting weird sensations all over. Katie put a few extra ones in my arm to help with the pain and bruising of my arm.
A better night Acupuncture or ? I have had a lot of extra pain over the last few days but today I feel like I actually slept, and the pain has backed off a bit. My sinuses were very choked up first thing but felt a lot clearer later and remained clear. this was one of the treatment areas from yesterday.
I sprayed the garden, must be Spring the greenfly are back. General tidy up as well.
My friend Bev is here today for a visit. I have not seen her since January. A good day caught up. Paul made us all a nice dinner of wraps, very tasty we all enjoyed it.
Later that night we had a phone call from my daughter Lindsay, saying that she had stopped a car from rolling into Newark road (a very busy fast road). She went on to tell us the story. She jumped in a car with a dog and an eleven year old child in it. She knew this was so as she had just bean talking to the driver of the car in Tesco's. She was not sure which peddle was the foot brake as she does not drive herself. She could not move the hand brake. The lady came out of Tescos just in time to see her car, dog and child heading to the road. Lindsay stopped the car just before it hit the road. Very lucky she was there or it could have bean a very sad story. Well done Lindsay.
Today Paul goes to Chester for the weekend so just me and Pup.
For a while now I have bean saying I want to help other people less able than me. Today was that day I have volunteered for a day a week at AGE UK helping out doing the drinks in the kitchen at dinner. They get very busy as a lot of older people go and get a good lunch and its cheap. I think I did good, they want me back next week so I must have done alright. I enjoyed it as well- this is for me as much as for them to make new friends and have challenges as well.
Lindsay here today with her family. She took the boys into town to get new school shoes and trainers. She only managed to get trainers as it was so busy everywhere. I looked after Jamie-Lee, playing outside on the cars and inside as well with her babies. She kept telling me to sit in this car or go down the slide. I said Nanny too big -she said No your not. I think she thinks my bum is the same size as hers.
A good day. My arm still hurts and is still bruised but I think it will be all right now and improve as time goes on.
Not the best of nights I kept waking up cold especially my legs. I had socks on as well. RSD you could not make up these weird things that continue to upset my body. Nice walk on the common with Summer, a warm day.
I am going to see Lindsay at her house for a change. Jamie was a bit whinney she has a cold and cough so not at her best. Lindsay said she hardly slept last night.
I took Summer with me so Suey, I think, was pleased, Its hard to tell with her. When things get too much she will just disappear upstairs. A nice day I enjoyed the change so did Summer but she was so tired when we got back.
Last night my feet were like ice even though I kept my socks on. This is very common with RSD as the body cannot regulate body temperature properly. This also causes the dreaded sweats. My sweating is not as bad now, I don't take the DULOXETINE. I am so pleased as well, its not nice.
Pilate's was good Jo has added a few more things so more enjoyable for me. A cross between the two classes. Still no places in my original class yet.
Acue session today with Beth. A lot of needles, 29 in all placed as so, 7 in each leg, 4 in each arm, 1 in each side of head, 2 in right shoulder, 1 in each wrist, 1 in my forehead. Some of these are to TRY and help me sleep. I was very tired later, but did not find sleep any easier.
I am at Age UK again today I am looking forward to helping again. I dropped the bag of ground coffee as I was putting it in the machine and it went all over the counter. My hands loose grip with no warning. Not much was lost but it went in all the nooks and crannies and under the coffee machine. I was told I had the sack. I asked for redundancy money they all laughed. On the whole a good and enjoyable day. I am back next week as well.
Lindsay and family are here for dinner, roast beef with all the trimmings. Things went quite well apart from the roast potatoes, they somehow got pushed to the back of the oven shelf and tipped up landing in the flames. Char grilled roast tates they tasted good, all the dinner was good and everyone enjoyed the meal. Jamie-Lee ate very little, but she has an ear infection so not at her best. The boys ate very well.
The day was very warm so we sat in the garden most of the afternoon. Jamie-Lee was playing on her bike peddling up and down. The boys were mostly upstairs on the computer playing games and watching videos
Out walking today I took a few picture. The common I think is at its best now very green and colourful. Most of the trees are in full bud. Look at the blue sky. A beautiful Spring day.
What a difference a day makes, very cold, hat and gloves on. Where's Spring gone, more like winter.
I have bean taken on by the Royal Hallamshire Hospital for a study into my seizures. I am to write down and record them. After two weeks I will get a phone call, I will relay how things have bean.
Another cold day rain as well.
Even though I went to bed early, for me anyway. I did not sleep any better.
Pilate's today, this was painful, very stiff. I felt far away not sure if its tiredness or what. I know the weather has changed and its a lot colder. This can also make me feel different.
Not a good night awake every few hours. Even though I got very little sleep I feel quite good. Fair bit of pain in right shoulder. I think the colder weather change has something to do with it. As many of you know, the cold and RSD are not friends.
Well what a mixed blog. I hope you enjoyed it. Also that you are all well, and had some of this warm weather we have just lost. All the best to you all love Gill..