I had a bit of a sore arm last night, following my covid jab on Saturday morning, but it didn't keep me awake and is fine this morning. So no real side effects to speak of, hopefully the flu one will be the same.
When I saw the GP last week, he asked what pain relief I take for it.....I said paracetamol, but only when the pain is bad, and on rare occasions when it's really painful I might take cocodamol. He sort of told me off and said pain relief meds don't work like that, to get proper relief I need to take them regularly, every day (he said 4x daily) and not just once in a blue moon. Well, turns out he was right, who knew?! 😒😂 I haven't been taking them 4 times a day, nor will I - I've always been reluctant to take lots of pain meds, I don't want my body getting used to them - but have been taking them morning and night for the past few days. The pain is now much more bearable, I'm pleased to say, so I will continue to take them 2x daily for a while.
The hospital was practically empty when I got there for my x-ray yesterday morning - hardly anyone queueing for the covid jabs, and nobody waiting in x-ray, so I got in straight away. A very nice man, who said he would be x-raying both hips (2 for the price of 1, he joked) - it said just the left one on my referral letter from the doc, but I wasn't arguing! Makes sense to me to do both, anyway. Around a fortnight's wait for results, he said.
Husband's taking me to a garden centre this morning to get a few more plants for the back garden new flower beds.....he didn't even grumble when I asked him, although did roll his eyes. I think he's getting the message that I want him to do things for me when I ask, and without complaining.
I've bought an electric heated clothes airer, apparently they use much less electricity than a tumble dryer. As my dryer has given up the ghost anyway and I'm not getting it repaired again (it's already been repaired twice before) or buying a new one, getting washing dry in the winter will be a problem. Even on sunny days, the washing isn't completely dry after being out on the line all day, the sun's not strong enough now. And I don't want wet washing hanging around the house for days. It's a lovely sunny day today, so I'm about to put the washing out now.