Up bright and early for my 8.50 appointment this morning, I trotted into the surgery to register my arrival and was told to go upstairs. The main surgery was busy, but not teeming, which was a pleasant surprise on a Friday before 9am.
There was no-one else waiting, so I was hopeful I would be seen on time.
A young lad came out and limped towards the lift. I was called in just before 9 and had to answer the usual health questions as this was the first time I’d seen the physiotherapist.
I can still touch my toes (and get up again), but twisting or leaning side to side pulls on the muscles. I had a bit of massage, and there is some inflammation there, though what I’m doing to ease it is OK.
He told me my spine isn’t straight and hasn’t been for many years. I know this from the days I attended a chiropractic clinic on a regular basis as X-rays showed a burr and a kink at the base.
I felt a bit like Twizzle as my joints cracked when we went through some exercises I can do at home twice a day. They’re slow stretches rather than pump-action activity and the idea is to gently work the muscles which are being aggravated by the arthritis.
I have to be careful how I sit to make sure I’m not bending my back the wrong way and putting cushions behind me if necessary. I’ve got those heavy duty meds I can take if I need to and go back in a fortnight.
I’ve been helping Hubby with some wiring today and the up, down, up, down on the stool or chair to reach the cable to bring it down has been a good workout.
Together though we got the job done, and just need to test it. Clean up took about an hour. I’m knackered and I hurt, but not as much as Hubby who is having a nice hot shower now and will then crash out on the settee. He may well take some of his own megga bombs today.
Maggie has been pretty good, but a little confused as we haven’t been able to take her for her walks. Hubby walked her back from the surgery this morning, and I’ve walked her round the Avenue twice.
Hopefully I can do some work on my blog before she starts pestering for her penultimate wee. Yep, we are that late in chilling out today!