I can finally say I’m free of the virus and have felt things picking up in the last week. In fact I think I had a LDN induced session of activity which was used for baking. I made buckwheat biscuits as I’ve been craving crunchy treats as well as some scones for Growler for a treat.
The LDN makes me feel I can do more. But I did end up with a thumping headache which lasted around 3 days and stiff neck/shoulders which has persisted for 4 or 5 days and is still lingering.
Which is a good time to mention I’ve ordered a TENS machine to see if I can get some relief when the pain is rising above the amitriptyline buffer. I did try a dose of beloved co-codamol when my head was in full thump and (due to LDN) it didn’t seem to do anything. It may have made my head worse but it didn’t help. To the point I was starting to doubt if I had a batch of co-codamol missing the drugs.
The hot wheat bag is a help but does require frequent re-heating and isn’t always the most practical thing. So yes a TENS machine on order, plus a book on using TENS properly and some skin prep cleanser for the electrodes. Because if I’m in enough pain to want to use TENS I’m pretty sure I won’t have beautifully cleansed skin on which to plonk the electrodes.
I hope I get along ok with TENS but I’ll only know by trying. The good thing is it’s not just neck and shoulders I can use it for, but for headaches, menstrual cramps and even IBS apparently.
I am slowly getting bits of work done but it’s going slowly with bigger breaks between than I have been used to. But at least I’m getting some done.
My brother’s fiance is coming tomorrow for what will be her third cleaning visit. We’re also trying to continue the de-clutter and organising. The pile of stuff to take to a car boot sale is getting massive and somehow I have to get the oomph to organise her, my brother and Growler to actually go and do a boot sale with it all.
The house hunting for a new rental property is picking up and looking more optimistic. We had hoped that our landlord may pursue an offer from our lovely neighbours to buy the house we rent and keep us on as tenants. But our landlord isn’t interested. He has however, in an attempt to secure us staying a little longer, offered a contribution towards our fuel costs until the windows are replaced. The windows which he promised to replace before we moved in over 6 and half years ago.
We’re still waiting to see the cheque he promised however. Perhaps that promise will be as empty as the others. If we do get it then it’s a bonus. If not nothing lost.
We’ve revisited our budget and made the decision that we’re not going to find the right house AND spend less than we do now even with more efficient fuel bills. So we’re prepared to pay as much or a little extra if it means we can live somewhere we love. As I spend 99% of my time in our home it’s important it’s a place I really want to be.
The relaxing of the budget constraints has opened up more properties. We don’t need another large house but we can’t get a 2 bedroom place with good sized roos. Anyway there’s more to look at. House viewings are tiring, even though they are over so quickly. But there’s a certain emotional investment – anticipation, disappointment, excitment – in it all which makes it tiring I think.
There’s more to say I think but as there’s lots swirling around my brain my cognitives keep failing me.