Welcome to 2019 everyone! Christmas was so busy in so many ways. We spent Christmas Day with DD and her family, then they all came to us on Boxing Day and G treated us all to a hot lunch at the village pub. This meant that I could just do a teatime buffet with cheeses, salad, pickles hot nibbles and crusty bread. None of us ate too much and we played games and generally had fun.
On the 27th Dec I had to take G to hospital for some injections in his neck to try to help with the pain. We thought it would be Botox injections but the Consultant gave him 5 injections of anaesthetic; 2 on one side and 3 on the other. The next day he could barely lift his right arm (the good side!) but that gradually eased off and the pain in general has lessened considerably. Unfortunately, the injections haven't made one iota of difference to the pulling of his head to one side. It's driving him crazy and he can only cope by constantly working; either around the garden or shed and going for walks several times a day. To be honest it's putting me on edge too. We can't sit and read or watch TV because he has to constantly fidget trying to stop his head moving of it's own accord which then makes his neck ache. It's a constant struggle for him. We are forced to go out somewhere every day when all I would like to do is to sit and read or do a bit of crafting to relax. I feel mean even thinking the thought but I don't know how much longer I can remain calm and supportive when I want to scream :/
Next month G is booked in for a telephone consultation to see how things are, but we are looking at another 5 weeks of waiting yet. I hope desperately that the hospital doesn't write him off without having another go at treating him.
We are still sleeping apart with me on the floor in the spare room but at least we can toss and turn without waking each other up and we are both getting a few hours sleep each night now. G wakes really early and has to get up but he can cook a bacon buttie without waking me up every time now :)
We have taken the plunge and ordered a new single bed for the spare room so it will be easier for me to get out of it too rather than get onto my hands and knees every morning. The bonus is that I can de-clutter the spare room without him objecting in order to make room!
Speaking of de-cluttering....I seriously need to get to grips with it throughout the bungalow. 'Stuff' has been rammed into cupboards over the Christmas period and I need to sort it out. I am still turning my stash into cash too. I might need to make my new year challenge a de-cluttering one....
Anyone else de-cluttering?
Stay safe everyone and thanks for popping in x