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Well this is a bit rum.

Last night I was tottering around without significant pain (in fact, it was my right leg that was a bit troubled at being the good leg all of a sudden). I was sometimes using crutches, and mostly feeling like they were more trouble than they were worth. And I was quite pleased, expecting that it really was a storm in a teacup.

No. I woke up in a lot of pain today, back to square one. Have now taken two of the Curiously Strong Painkillers, but I'm still in a fair whack of pain.

There's a lovely bunch of flowers just outside the screen door. <3 to whoever sent them! When MyGC is up and about, he'll bring them in and I can send a big smoochy thanks to whoever they're from!

He'll also do the dishes and a general kitchen tidy for me, I hope. And I'll get him to take this laptop into the bedroom, because it now seems prudent to set myself up in there for a while.

On some level the drugs are definitely working, in that I am feeling happy and proud for having the foresight to buy a home with no significant steps and a bedroom that's sunny and pleasant, rather than depressed about the state of me. Yay for the Curiously Strong Painkillers.

Am now thinking that I might bring forward my plans to make the place properly wheelchair accessible. I got complacent about this, what with not being so unwell since I moved here. (Another reason for buying this place was that it looked like making it fully accessible would be relatively easy to do). It is important to me to live in a home where I have no reason to be afraid of the effect of losing physical capacity on my independence.

My leg pain is easing up, this is clearly a good spot I am sitting in.

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Jan. 27th, 2015 03:45 am (UTC)
Poooo to bad pain. Yah to GC still being there and able to help with all the things.

I'm impressed with your forward thinking. A wise owl you are.
Jan. 30th, 2015 08:08 am (UTC)
Well...I'll be a wise owl if I actually do get it done. :)
Jan. 27th, 2015 03:23 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry.
Though I suspect that with a badly strained muscle it will need a good bit of time to heal properly. But it WILL heal.
Still, it is good to have an adaptable house!
Jan. 27th, 2015 04:24 pm (UTC)
That's the curse of muscle strains. You can feel quite a bit better until you decide to chance something and it reminds you with the subtelty of a brick through a window that it's still there. It takes an annoying amount of time to heal.

" It is important to me to live in a home where I have no reason to be afraid of the effect of losing physical capacity on my independence." That's the spirit! It's so much easier to think of this now and not wait until circumstances force you to act. I hope you manage to get it set up in a way that makes you happy.
Jan. 30th, 2015 08:11 am (UTC)
Well, funnily enough, it was having CFS really severely that's made me so gung ho about universal design.

And also: noticing people who get so worked up and worried when they just need the normal little aids that help with aging at home (Dad was so overwrought about grab-rails in the shower...wtf?) If all homes had those things, no one would feel upset by the sight of them.
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