Okay so I was hoping to post all sorts of positive happenings today - clearly I should have written yesterday!!
Will start with the good bits first.
I went to the Physio again yesterday and am pleased to report that my exercises have resulted in a 20cm increase in movement.
Wow wee I was so proud of myself!! Amazing how exciting such a small thing can be these days.
I just felt so encouraged that I was infact moving forward and that pushing through the pain had shown some fruit.
So I came away feeling very positive - onward and upward.
A friend had taken me and we had a bit of time before the appointment so we went for a cuppa .
Whilst sitting in the cafe I was talking about the head dress options so we decided we would have a look in the shop just near the cafe to see if they had any hats!
They had a few - so we tucked my hair away and tried a few on!
Went from looking like Andy Capp to Im not sure what. We were in fits of giggles trying very hard to see the positive in this escapade.
I did buy a knitted sort of cap - but on trying it on at home I have handed it on to my daughter - it looks far more suited to her with her lovely long locks!!
So the search continues - a few years back I was in Sydney for a conference and a market nearby had stalls with numerous wigs - I must have tried on about 6 then for fun - but I have to say they all looked awful so not feeling very hopeful in that regard!!
Anyway we had a good laugh.
After returning home I had to go and have a rest - it is pretty sad that a few hours away from home is so exhausting!
So now onto the drama - I had hopped into bed pretty early last night and was woken with an extremely loud crash and bang.
I went into the dining room to find poor Grandpa flat on his back on the floor. B and Granny had arrived on the scene and we were checking if he was okay.
Thankfully he did not suffer any serious damage - a sore knee and chest which had hit the fire on the way down. He had been wearing socks whilst walking on the wooden floors so I don't think that helped matters!
It gave us all quite a shock - especially poor grandpa!
A cup of tea with a tot of brandy did the trick and we all went to bed for the night!
So I woke up this morning, the sun is shining and I was feeling more comfortable with my arm and was even contemplating trying to drive today for the first time since before the op!
Hmm - well I was just standing in the kitchen looking out the window when I thought I would try to stretch a bit as my body was feeling pretty tight - I guess from sleeping awkwardly each night.
Bad idea - I had just lifted my left arm up when pop I felt something go in my spine.
The pain that followed was excruciating!!
Returned to the bedroom and tried to lie down - I could barely move.
I burst into tears partly from the pain and also from the frustration of now having to deal with another struggle when I had been feeling this morning that I was moving forward.
What a nightmare - anyway I have taken a cocktail of painkillers and am hoping that it will resolve itself.
Or it will be another trip to the drs!!
So now I am sitting with pain in the left side and all my excitement on the right!!!
I have never had anything like this happen before so no idea why I should have it happen now!
Anyway it has eased a bit now so I am hopeful.
The family has just gone out on a bit of an expedition so I am glad they will have a bit of fun in the sun hopefully.
Poor A was very unsure whether to leave me alone - but I encouraged her to go as I really want her to have a good time out with everyone and not always be worrying about me.
I shall enjoy the peace and tranquility of the farm and pray that all will come right!
A friend had posted me some divine socks which arrived yesterday - the are the softest socks I have ever felt - so I have put them on - so comforting!!
(and no I wont be walking on the wooden floors wearing just my socks!!)
So heres to another fresh start tomorrow ......