Behind the curtains


Hello all, just sitting here swilling now cold coffee and spending quite a bit of time on the keyboard. This isn’t my only website, not by far. The problem, is that I am doing most of this as busy work.

The dishwasher is done, I have half a load of laundry to take to the machine yet, and the bathroom needs cleaning. I also need to take my insulin this morning.

There is a problem, and it was a huge shock. My hands have started to lock when I knit for more than a minute or two. So, if I want to be able to use my wheelchair, use a laptop, and work on my own home, the knitting has to go to the way side.

I don’t like this. Especially since the whole of my world, my rest and relaxation has been in knitting. We have tried medications, which work great, but the pain debt when they wear off is too great to be overcome.

For example, a twenty four hour pill worked wonderfully. I could do more for longer periods than I had in many years. Then the thing wore off 12 hours in. The pain shut down everything, and I couldn’t take another pill. Soon, the pill only worked for 8 hours, then 4…. The wall of pain, the curtain, razor sharp descended, and I just couldn’t move. Death was preferable.

So, today, I don’t take it. I take a Tylenol Arthritis, and it works well enough.

Well, I suppose I better get back to work. These keys don’t click themselves.

-L

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