Monday’s are never quite as depressing when you know you don’t have a full week to work are they :0) I had a great day yesterday doing some beauty shopping, and this week should fly by. I have had a busy Monday and am expecting a busy Tuesday also, then Wednesday I have a meeting with my union guy. I’m a bit apprehensive as I’ve never been involved with a union before, but I also feel happy as I know this meeting will have my interests at the core of it.
Thursday is my hubby’s birthday and since I don’t know if he has signed up to this blog (doubtful but you never know, he signed up to Instagram recently so he could see Watson videos), I won’t tell you what I have bought him. I think I’ve done ok though – it gets harder and harder to buy gifts as we have been together over 12 years now and are lucky enough to be able to buy ourselves something if we fancy it.
I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to 5 days off work though, Thursday to Monday. I’ve been in a lot of pain recently – I don’t talk about it much as I feel like its just moaning and honestly I could tell the world every single day about my pain related to EDS, but I want to try and not focus on it. The “usual” daily pains though are made worse when something else is added into the mix.
Most of the weekend was spent with a hot water bottle on my tummy and at times I also had one on my back. I thought the back pain was just hormone related but then I started getting shooting pains down my leg, so I think its sciatica. That means that I just have to wait for it to pass basically. It hasn’t been quite as bad today so hopefully I just have a mild case, but I’ve obviously been holding myself in strange position as now my neck hurts again too and my microwave neck heat pad has been a saviour today.
Thank goodness for all the aids we have access to in the UK. I honestly thank my lucky stars that I was born in a first world country – when I’m in pain I can reach for a painkiller that I don’t pay for, and I can make use of many other things we have access to such as heat pads and Kinesio tape. Imagine those people in third world countries that don’t have the basics for pain relief. Thinking of it this way I don’t feel so sorry for myself!