I decided to go and visit my Nan this weekend. She has suffered from osteoarthritis (arthritis from head to toe) for nine years. This weekend she had a bad hip, so she spent most of the time lying on the settee with her leg up on a cushion to ease the pain. Nan said that she has had twinges in the past but it has never affected her as bad as this before.
She is on medication at the moment to ease the arthritis but it is not working. The doctor has given her patches, which release a painkiller into the bloodstream every hour. Also they have to be inserted on the same day at the same time so the painkiller can work. A three month course of acupuncture helps also.
Nan is frustrated at the moment as she cannot stand or sit for long periods of time. This means she cannot wash the dishes and she hates the sight of untidy worktop. She has a very important bowls match on Wednesday and really wants to play. If Nan doesn’t participate, she feels she will have let the team down. I have assured her that the team will understand if she cannot play in the match. Most of her companions will emphasise as they have been in the samesituation. Let’s hope those painkillers work their magic!
Usually on Monday evenings I go to youth club with Viva! But it’s Half Term so the venue is closed. During Half Term Viva! run a different programme of activities during the day and it throws me off-track because my daily routine is messed up. In youth club you can play pool and basketball. There is a gym and computer room. I usually avoid the basketball court but I have a terrible phobia of being knocked over by a basketball! I go there to chat, socialize, meet new people and try new things. I am usually shy around people I am not familiar with but I am going to make an effort to get the know them!
Tomorrow I am going to have my haircut. I really can’t wait! It has been eight weeks since the last cut and it is so long. In the mornings I look like a porcupine ~ not a pretty sight lol!
That’s all for now readers. I'm off to enjoy some sunshine now before it disappears! Have a lovely afternoon everyone.