I slept a lot better (for me anyway) last night, so don't feel so woolly-headed this morning. However, my back is absolutely killing me today. For years the normal pattern has been for the backache to flare up for a week or two, then it goes away. This time around though, it's been bad and constant for a couple of months now, it hasn't gone away at all, and is particularly bad this morning, I'm in agony.
Now I'm really into the cardmaking, I'm loving it so much that I'm tempted to sit and do it for hours. I think that's part of the problem, it's not helping my back sitting in one position (and slightly bent forward at that) for 2 or 3 hours at a time. My chair (a padded dining chair) is certainly comfortable enough, and I have a cushion for added support behind my back, but could probably do with a good quality padded office chair with proper back support. Oh well. So today I'm going to try moving around more and go for a gentle walk this afternoon. The pain is awful when I first get up and I can't even stand upright, but it does ease off a bit on moving around.
I don't want to keep taking painkillers, they don't do very much anyway and I really don't like taking drugs unless I absolutely have to. I did start taking high strength fish oil capsules to see if that would have any beneficial effect on my joints, as some people say it does. I haven't noticed any difference, though - perhaps I need to take them for longer - it's been about 5 or 6 weeks now, although I have forgotten to take them a few times.
I need to do a freezer inventory and meal plan. We need to start eating stuff from the big upright freezer in the utility room, it suddenly seems to be jam packed. Well, not full of jam, I haven't made any! (and I wouldn't keep it in the freezer anyway of course. We still have jams that I made 2 years ago in the cupboard). But there's certainly a lot of fruit in there, and some ready meals as I've made double of things like cottage pies and pasta bakes lately, so I could freeze one for future easy meals. I did stock up on some bags of frozen veg too last week, since 'they' are saying that fresh veg and fruit may be in short supply soon because of the dreaded 'B' word. We have plenty of our own home grown fresh veg at the moment, but that'll be coming to an end soon.