This morning I had to give in and get an emergency GP appointment for my back, I had excruciatingly painful muscle spasms from the minute I attempted to get out of bed. A couple of them were so agonising and sharp, I very nearly fell over - if I hadn't grabbed hold of something I would have been on the floor (and then would never have got up). The GP prodded all over my back - whilst I was standing, he didn't ask me to get up on the couch, thank goodness - and said 'I think I can safely say it's painful pretty much everywhere below your rib cage'. As I yelped every time he touched me, it didn't take much deducting. He's given me the dreaded diazepam....I know they're a good muscle relaxant, I've had them before, and at least they give me a good night's sleep. He also recommended I get on with the self referral to physio sooner rather than later.
I've had some heat on my back for short periods today (my microwavable wheat bag shaped like a hot water bottle) and it's helped a bit, enough to enable me to move around without wincing all the time and looking like I've aged about 20 years. So I've been able to do a few things in the kitchen.....chargrilling a bagload of peppers I bought reduced to 28p, deskinning and freezing them, and sorting out the fridge and giving it a clean. I've just prepped a cauliflower for cauli mac and cheese for dinner and had a bit of a surprise - there were quite a few insects nestled amongst the leaves, all dead thankfully, but also a big wasp! A hibernating queen, I presume - it wasn't dead, it moved a tiny bit when I prodded it with the knife. It's dead now though! Bees are fine, I don't like wasps, having been stung a few times.
Had a few showers today but there's been a lot of sunshine too, quite a nice day and not too cold.
Big news last night, but it completely passed me by! There was an earthquake here just before 11 pm, the epicentre was only a few miles away, just the other side of Bridgwater. For a change, I was fast asleep and never heard or felt a thing, our neighbours said they heard a thump and their doors rattled, friend a couple of miles away said he felt it too. It was 3.2 on the Richter scale apparently. So no, the earth didn't move for me (sorry, bit cheesy lol).