Posts Tagged“chronic pain”

Little things

water ripples

Sometimes it’s the little things. January is a ballache of a month. After the ‘whizz bang how’s yer father of Christmas’ comes a cold, wet month where the sun tries to shine but sits dulled by a grey sheet of cloud which colours one’s mood, one’s outlook, one’s perspective and makes everyone look and feel defeated. Or maybe it’s just me. I’ve always had issues with January. In January I struggle more than other months, and have to concentrate on my mental health, concentrate on staying well, concentrate on getting through. Today, this week, this month. I’m just getting through. Only…

Baby Got Back

Thinking back, it’s been a shit few months. Actually, that’s not true. By and large everything is great. There’s just one thing that isn’t, and this one thing is overarching, affecting everything and everyone around me. You see, I’m waiting to have surgery, as some part of my old and decrepit spine is pushing on somewhere it shouldn’t, and often my arm or hands become useless. Usually my left. Which is splendid as I’m left-handed. If I don’t have surgery I could become quadriplegic. Actually, that’s also a side-effect of the surgery so it’s safe to say I’ve been bricking it…