February 2.

February 17th

Woke this morning and no SPASMS not hot or ice cold either so I thought this is a good start.
Jay-Jay's friend, who cut his hand very badly needs an operation to fix it. Hopefully it will be the same as before, but there is a lot of damage done. Jay-Jay said he fell but I am not sure as there are a lot of of stupid crazes and dares going on. Jay-Jay hurt his hand a few day ago as well.


Not too bad a day for pain I think it has settled down now after its painful last few days. This is what people don't understand about RSD-- how can it hurt like hell, then not hurt, then hurt again. I know it can be hard for everyone to understand. I try to explain but, even I don't get it a lot of the time either. All I know its makes my life hell.

Sorting out the big cupboards that holds a lot of kitchen things plus many other bits, all Summer food and chews. A lot of things went so a lot tidier now. When Andrew came back from Amsterdam a lot of his stuff went in there.


A beautiful Spring like day, so different from yesterday. Cleaning kitchen and bathroom. Still doing well with pain, dropped down to normal amount of tablets now. Watched a Star Trek movie made by the fans, no further ones made, as stopped by copy rights or some red tape thing, shame as it was good. Some of the original actors from the very first Star Trek were in it looking a bit older though.


Pilates, no trouble with the roads today all back to normal. Pilates went well but so much pain. Knees arms and all joints.

Banged my head late night on stereo cupboard, a big bump and a headache, saw stars and knocked me back and off my feet. Andrew was there so that was good. As a few minutes before I was feeling with it again. The pain upset the RSD.

Watched the Brit Awards very good not too many surprises though.


Bump on head not to bad, quite small but very tender. Joy is here today she is not doing quite well but still in pain, but I keep telling her its still early day. She only had her new shoulder joint done in December. I know myself pain can be very annoying and very draining.

Sorting things out for car boot we are hopefully having on Sunday. Weather reports say a lot of very cold weather is on the way and snow too all week.


A cold day, very windy direct from Russia with love, or not.

Age UK went well but the moaney ones were at it again. I am sure that's all they have to do. Complaining that we were not serving them in turn. They are very rude not just to us at the counter  but all the staff. Polly had a word with them, they said they did not think they were rude.!!!
A very busy day. Quite tired going home and cold face as head wind.


Car boot only two cars turned up, even though eight booked for a spot. Any way we stayed to nearly full time (9-12) and took fifteen pounds. We did not pay the five pound for the pitch as she said not really any customers much. Anyway it  made a change even though it was cold, I was dressed for it so was OK. Hopefully the next one will be better.


Snow over night about an inch or so. Does not feel as cold today either. More snow is on its way up to six to eight inches. Felt colder on the common, not enough snow for the sledgers yet so almost deserted.
Summer enjoyed it anyway, but she always does.

Pictures along the common route.


Snowdrops poking through the snow.


More snow over night so its quite deep now. The sun comes out and the snow goes but its bean snowing most of the day. I think if it keeps up there will be trouble tomorrow with the roads.
 Snow coming down.
                 Summer on the common she loves the snow so much and makes snow angels.
 more than yesterdays snow.
  Summer burrowing in the snow.
 bum shot.

 Foot prints in the snow.
All the snow sticks to Summer feet and body, I had to put her in a bowl of warm water to get them off.
Doctors today-- saw my own so I brought him up to date with all the PAIN and SPASMS. He has suggested keeping the GABAPENTIN to full dose or higher (6 x 300mg) if needs be for more than a few weeks.. This works on the nervous system so hopefully it will help. I have tried it for a week or so than gone back to my lower dose. Hopefully I will be in less pain soon. He has also given me DIAZEPAM to take 2MG, one a day. He said this should help with the spasms also. I am to go back if no better. I am not to take BACLONFEN as he thinks my body is having bad reaction to it. Probably the paralysis thing I had on the 16th February was something to do with it. When I was in Hospital 4.10.2011. I had a very bad reaction to it and was paralysed for over 24 hours. This was after the doctor increased the dose from 2 to 6 in one day.

Andrew also has had a change of medication so hopefully we will be both a lot better soon. This is the first time he has seen Dr Mehta and agreed he was better at understanding his problems.

More snow is expected over night so what will tomorrow bring?


What a difference a day makes around six inches of snow has fallen. 

 In the garden.
 Summer on her walk.
 Deep snow covering my boots.

 Summer loving it.
 Snow- snow- snow.

Lots of people and dogs going on the common to sledge and play as most schools are shut. Probably all week too.
 In the garden after our walk.

Clearing the snow and bird frame, the birds sit on the top waiting their turn because of the snow they were not able to. Also for Summer to get on the grass for her needs.  More snow in on the way too so what will it be tomorrow.

Not feeling too bad today still in a lot of pain but most I can block off.  The sun is out and it looks so beautiful out there as I sit and do this blog.

Two pictures- one in the garden, one in the street both from the bedroom windows.


I hope you are enjoying the snow I know some of you will not be, but I think its lovely. Make the most of it as we don't get it much. Stay warm and safe. All the very best to you all love Gill.

What do you think of the split blogs? A few comments please if you have any views on them. Thank you love Gill.

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