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MY WORD OF THE WEEK –Pain and Illness
Just so you know, its okay to use a phrase rather than a single word if you wish, This week I’m using Pain and Illness. I could have used one or the other, but they apply to different people.
This week most of my family have been suffering from some kind of illness. We’ve put it down as colds but the truth is they have felt less snotty and sneezy and more achy and really tired. Every child has had at least one day off school. Thankfully not all at the same time, when we get an illness it usually affects everyone in a round. It may be nice to get it all over and done with in one go, but sometimes I think how I’d cope if they were all ill at the same time. They are all back at school and although The Little Man seems pretty fine, the girls are still suffering a little. Boo has a sore throat and Star is feeling achy. Star suffers from joint problems and on Wednesday evening she subluxed her ankle walking down the stairs. She was in a lot of pain, but it did ease off eventually.
As for pain, well, that’s where I’m an expert. I’ve managed to get up to the maximum dose of my medication now and it feels like, rather than getting better, my pain has changed. My legs have never hurt so much and neither has my back. But the spasms have eased off a little. I just can’t win. Do I want to feel paralysed and helpless or do I want to be able to move but with accompanying pain. There doesn’t seem to be a middle point, or any real relief.
The only good thing is that a lot of the self help methods I have tried all seem to focus on pain, not paralysis, so maybe if I keep at it I can get the pain under control without having to deal with the paralysis. Fingers crossed.
I have been suffering with such awful tiredness though. Each night I go to bed and go to sleep quite quickly. I may have things on my mind that want to keep me awake, but the medication I take is having none of that nonsense. Then I wake around 4-5 am every morning. I often go to the bathroom, not because I’m desperate to, but because my body is willing me to move it, to work off the stiffness and pain. I wake myself up a lot of times during the night by snoring, but it feels more like an inability to breathe that causing the noise. I may have to talk to my GP about it. The during the day, all I want to do is fall asleep, and I often do.
It’s not all bad though. The girls have now broken up for half term, and The Little Man finishes today. Tonight we have a party to go to, and tomorrow I’m incredibly excited to be taking my friend to see Mathew Bourne’s ‘The Red Shoes.’
What word or phrase sums up your week this week?
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I’m sorry to hear that everyone has been ill this week and that you’re struggling with pain. Hope that the self-help methods can ease it for you and that everyone feels better over the weekend. Definitely worth speaking to the GP about your sleep issues as they might be able to refer you for a sleep study to see if there is something that they can help with. Hope you have a lovely time at the party tonight and enjoy seeing The Red Shoes tomorrow. Thanks for hosting #WotW
ooh not a nice week. Hope everyone starts to feel better and you can enjoy the half term
I’m sorry that you are in so much pain. I cannot imagine. I hope something in your books can help you. I suspect that lots of school children have taken a sick day this week. So many sore throats and colds doing the rounds. They are tired too. Hope all yours are feeling better now. Thank goodness for a week off. Lovely to have the ballet to look forward to. Hope you have a wonderful time. Thank you for hosting.
Anne, I think your whole family needs some warm, sunny days and a good rest. I am so sorry to read that all of you are suffering. I hope your plans for this weekend will lift your spirits!
It sounds like you all need half term, I hope the kids are all feeling better soon. It sounds like you have had it so rough Anne, I cant imagine how you deal with it daily. I so hope you manage to keep that pain under control a bit x
I really hope that you and your family will get better soon! Get some rest and please do take it easy.