Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Sat up in the lounge till 10pm today - the first time in 9 months.

That's obviously a good thing and a pretty big deal, but it does suggest a somewhat better day than it's actually felt.

Yesterday was appalling - the neck pressure was hideous, and nothing was working. It had been building to that for days.

Today I decided not to use the sling because I've been using it every day, but the past few days, the neck pressure has got very bad later in the day, and I wondered if it was because of the sling.

It looks like I was right, because the NP hasn't got as bad today, though it's been - and remains - very volatile. I can't sit face on or twisted to the left, I can only sit twisted to the right. Lying down isn't great either - I can't get the pillows right, which leaves my head feeling ready to explode, and the shoulder pain taking my breath away.

I did manage to get the chins out this evening, which was good because I'd been really missing it, and they were so cuddly last time. It was well worth it, I got lots of furry cuddles, plus some nibbled fingers.

I did a lot of stuff on the laptop this afternoon too, which gave a very welcome sense of achievement, and I both arm- and leg-pedalled to try and loosen things up. The doc says the more I can move through the pain, the better, but that doesn't help how much it hurts and how scared I am of what it'll do.

PS. It looks like I'm going to have to spend the night sitting up, because the NP is impossible lying down. Which means no sleep, because I just can't sleep like that. I'm dreading it.

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