Well, it wouldn't be my life if I didn't have a problem or two, would it!!
It's been around 4 weeks now since my last visit to my osteopath, and I'm still somewhat surprised that I have no back or hip pain - after being in constant 24/7 pain for so very long, it's quite astonishing that the osteopathy cleared it up in just 2 or 3 months. I know I had to pay for it, but it was worth every penny.
However, I do have another problem......my left knee. I've been having trouble with it (pain, mainly, especially when coming downstairs) for about 6 months or so, but over the past month it's got significantly worse. It's not so much the pain that bothers me (after living with chronic pain for so long, and having quite a high pain threshold anyway, the pain is nothing really), it's the fact that I can't straighten my leg or lock the knee, and the knee keeps giving way under me. Several times I've had to grab onto something when it's happened, so I don't fall over - at my age I'm worried about breaking my hip or wrist if I do fall over - or, worse, fall down the stairs. I'm going to ring the GP tomorrow (a phone consultation, no doubt) to see what he says.
In the meantime, I've been looking online for knee supports.....the trouble is, there are dozens and dozens of different ones, and I have no idea which type would be the best. I guess it depends on what the cause of the knee problem is, whether it's arthritis or some kind of ligament or muscle damage, maybe (what do I know, I'm not a doctor). When I had a scan I was told I had no signs of arthritis present (unusually for my age!! so the doctor said 😂😒) - but that was in my hips, they didn't scan any other joints. I expect the GP might suggest referral to physio, but the waiting list for physio is very long here. I could go back to Felicity, I suppose, but without a scan or a proper diagnosis it might be difficult for her to treat - we knew what was wrong with my back, so she could treat that accordingly.
If it's not one thing it's another, but then that's to be expected as we get older I guess.
Rachel, I've made the Campfire Stew today, it smells divine, we'll be having some for dinner today. And yes, it does make loads! I'll be freezing several tubs of it, which will come in very handy when we'll be spending days working in the caravan and coming home for the evening, as I won't have to think about cooking. A week today we can go back to the caravan, but we've got a bit of a problem with the car right now, which might mean we can't go next week.....bloody nuisance. The mobile mechanic can't come until the 10th March, I don't know whether husband can get it sorted somewhere else before then. I'm not very happy about it.