I’ve been spending a good amount of my days here…
I’ve definitely been bitten by the sewing bug. I made another skirt – this time for Chloe. I went to fleetwood market and made my first fabric purchase.
As soon as I saw this seersucker (no idea why it’s called that. anyone?) I knew Chloe would love it. Granted, I did make it a little too long because I was over-concerned about making it too short, AND it’s a little see through (I’m going to cut up a pillow case to line it somehow), but I’m still happy with it. And the major test – Chloe loved it too. I only bought a meter of the seersucker, and kinda wished I’d bought more.
A chiropractor came over a few days ago and straight away identified a couple of things wrong with my back. He said it’s all fixable and would like to see major improvement over a coupld of sessions. Hurray – I was so relieved just to finally have some kind of answer and possible solution. He warned me that over the next few days I’ll feel like I’ve been kicked by a horse and I woke up yesterday feeling just like that. I kept checking in the mirror to see if there was bruising because it felt that tender. Today though my back doens’t feel anywhere near as bad and I’ve been warned to do very little. This is way harder than you think it would be!
Half an hour after the Chiropractor left the post came through the letterbox and amongst the junkmail was a letter from the Pain Management Service. It was confirming that I’ve been referred by the consultant and letting me know that there would be a 28 WEEK wait until my first appointment. Yes 28 WEEKS. I just don’t have the words for that. Actually I do because I emailed my MP about it! Had I not felt so positive from the chiropractor I would have been in a pretty grim place after reading that letter.
But instead of feeling all narky over the NHS I’ll choose to be positive. That choice is powerful.
Five on a friday: Five things I’m looking forward to this next week:
* Guilt-Free Rest (When I’ve struggled with standing I have always felt so guilty and lazy, but rest is what the chiropractor has called for so sitting down now I feel like I’m kind of contributing to my recovery)
* Having some time with my parents while the girls are at school (They’re coming to help while Rob is away)
* Starting to see all the decorating coming together, there may even be yellow on the kitchen walls!
* Having a One-Tree-Hill free mind (this last week I’ve been watching the very last episodes ever online, so I’ve felt a little consumed with the drama. It’s that same bitter sweet feeling as finishing a good book – you’re sad it’s over but relieved that you can return to reality again!
* Thinking of creative little ways to celebrate Chloe’s birthday in a couple of weeks. Time to get planning!