I confess I cancelled my physio session due for yesterday, I just don’t have it in me to do it, as I have two days afterwards that would require energies.
We are driving up to Chester today to collect our daughter from uni, but we’ve planned a walk around the Christmas markets and packing up half of her room. I’m going to struggle with that alone, so physio was not happening. Pain is on the increase, but I’m unsure of why.
However that doesn’t mean I’ve been taking it easy in the meantime. We’ve expanded on walks, each time I lift the walking stick and walk as far as I can without it, before the waddle returns. Once it does return I go back to the stick.
I’ve stopped leaning so heavy on it, as a measure to help my hand that suffers so bad from arthritis. So the distance isn’t far. But I think it’s helping.
Walking along canals it’s an easy path, even and less arduous to try lifting the stick.
The mud is a bit of a wild card, I’ve slipped a few times, thankfully caught myself before hitting the deck. But when I slip it’s jarred the hip a few times, causing pain.
The pain I’ve had lately is in the illiac crest. A dull nagging ache, that I’m nursing with a hot water bottle. I’m taking 8 paracetamol and 3 400mg ibuprofen a day in a bid to control my hands flare ups. Weirdly though this isn’t helping the illiac pain.
Let’s hope it settles down and isn’t a frequent occurrence.